Monday, December 24, 2012

December 24, 2012 - Elder Froude's Christmas Video

Click on the link below to see Elder Froude's video message in Tagalog and English...

Some pics for you all!

Manila Philippines Temple
Had an opportunity to be a tour guide at the temple

Remember the Arduo family from Pasig?  
Christmas Conference - not everyone could come though.

Sister missionaries - I love them all!!!
A ward missionary with Elder Scanlan.  He is a beast at proselyting!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A special thank you!

December 15, 2012

This is a special thank you to those who have sent me letters, money, or packages this year and ESPECIALLY this Christmas season. Your support and your love are more precious than gold to me being so far away from you all.   It may take a while for a letter to come out of this country and get to the states, but I’m doing my best.  As a missionary, I don't have a lot of time to write each and every one of you, so please read my blog!  It has all of my adventures and all of my awesome stories in it.  It's the best I can do keep you all up to date on my life as a missionary. 

I appreciate your efforts and your kindness and I miss you and love you all!  Thank you!!! Salamat po!!! And Merry Christmas!  Maligayang Pasko!

Happy Birthday Mama!!!!  Magandang araw po!  I hope this little note finds you well.  I miss you and can’t wait to see you and speak to you in Tagalog when I get back home!  Thank you so much for the monthly contribution you give for my mission fund.  ^_^  

Love you all!

Doing you Proud,
Elder Froude ^_^

December 17, 2012

This is a letter we got from the Mission President...

December 15, 2012 - Christmas season is here!

Dear Mom, Dad, Ryan, and all others who think that hotdogs and hotdog buns should stop being sold in 
packets of 8 and 12,

What is on my mind today, nothing much. In fact, life is just quite satisfying. The Christmas season is here and all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas time is slowly approaching us in the office. We have a lot of Zone conferences, Christmas conference, and much preparation that needs to be done. Sometimes, I feel that the in-field missionaries have it easier because all they need to do is work and not worry about these things. But I worry not, everything works out well. One thing I’ve learned on my mission and my time here in the office is that, “The Lord knows your timetable and he will provide for what you need, when you need it.”

Story time! It was around last week and I was finishing up fixing all of the rent checks for the mission, getting the tax forms signed and organizing them by zone. About the night before I needed to hand them out, I found out I was missing a check. 1 check was not where it was supposed to be and was missing. I started freaking out like it was nobody’s business. I was looking everywhere for it, moving papers, organizing my entire workplace and still no check to be found. It’s not a small check either…it’s 3 month’s rent. So I was freaking out and then I decided to pray. Afterwards, I felt an impression to forget about the check for now and go out and proselyte. So I followed the prompting. We went out to work and had a good time. Still no check though.  So the morning comes and we get back to the office and I say, “Okay, we have an hour to find this check before we go to the meeting. Where do I start?”  Sister Harris, one of the office couples, said to check some of the blue folders.  So I did so, one by one. And finally, with plenty of time to spare, I find the last check stuck to some papers. Kind of a predictable story line, huh? That’s okay…it’s the pattern of the Lord’s miracles. You have faith, you act on your faith and try to find an answer, then just when you think you can’t give anymore, or time’s running out, you give just a little bit more and that’s when the blessing come. It’s true!

I guess things have been cooling down this week. Not as busy as last week but it’s going; it’s going good.  Zone conferences started this week. This means I basically get to see everyone in the mission this month, except Mindoro.  Shoot, those are most of the people I want to see too! Haha! It’s all good though. I’m sending them a letter. Things get a little bit, well, down sometimes as a missionary. It happens to everyone. Everyone experiences a little bit of discouragement sometimes. Like last night, Elder Scanlan and I basically got punted by everyone we were supposed to teach last night. But you know, the best way to deal with these things is to just appreciate the little things in life. I can find great joy in the little things in life. Like, we were driving down the street and I saw some Christmas lights on the telephone poles all along the C-5.  It was nice ^_^.  I really do believe in the scripture D&C 123:17; “Lets us do all things cheerfully that lie within our power.”

Since I wrote the part up there things have quickly started to become crazy at the office once more. I love it! The Assistants and President are going to Mindoro this weekend so Thursday night they went to President’s house to sleep for a few hours before their flight leaves at 5 am. At 4 am we get a call telling us to pick up some sisters in the hospital. O.o  Say what?!  So we get up and get dressed and rush over to the hospital. Anyway, about 4:30 we get there and take the sisters home. It’s so early and we are all tired.  And we find out it was not them that had some medical problem but their housemate and her companion. Since Sister Delamare is out of the country for a wedding and President and the APs are in another island, Elder Scanlan and I had to take the lead in making sure these sisters are taken care of and everything is fine.  

Oh, best part about this week besides getting that package! On Thursday, I had the opportunity to attend a temple wedding and a temple sealing. ^_^  The Calayo family, a family in the Cubao Ward finally were able to go through the temple together. ^_^  It was a great experience and I’m glad I had to opportunity to see it and be invited to it. Don’t worry I have a lot of pictures! ^_^  The spirit was so strong and it’s definitely a great builder to my testimony that families are indeed forever through the ordinances of the temple. It was great!  The elders were smiling, the sisters were crying; it was an overall awesome experience!!! ^_^
And that was my week, I hope you are all doing great!

Doing you Proud,
Elder Froude ^_^
Thank you, Tita Jona and Tita Jackie for the gips!
With sister missionaries at the temple.
Waiting for the sealing...
The Daclan Family sealing with missionaries and friends.
Making sure a sister missionary is getting the treatment she needed.
Sign at the hospital.  Funny but true.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 8, 2012 - Hey Guys!

Dear Mom, Dad, Ryan, and of course, you,

I’ve just been having some thoughts lately that I would like to share with you.

Should I go to school as soon as I can after my mission?  It’s something I’ve been praying about lately to find an answer for.  Well, we got a notice from President that everyone who are scheduled to go home after the January 3, 2013 will be extended 2 weeks in order to synchronize with the new MTC schedule to accommodate for the surge of new missionaries.  So, this means my release date which used to be Jan. 16, 2014 is now going to be move to Jan. 30, 2014.  This means I’ll be even farther from when BYU winter semester starts.  So I’m thinking maybe I should stay home, get a job, and go to community college until Spring and Summer semester.  Most of my friends are going to be on their missions still anyway like Stacy, Megan, Mariah, Chad, Morgan.  Although most of my mission friends like Elder Waite, Herr, Barrow, Rhodes, (missionaries going to BYU after their mission like me…except Elder Waite…he hasn’t decided if he’s going to go or not.  Haha! He should!)  are going to be there for winter term because they are 6 months older than me in the mission and were asking me to room with them… shoot! That would be the best day ever!  Anyway, so it looks like that might be my answer.  I’ll stay home with the family!!!  Yay!  I just hope I can find enough things to do or I’ll go crazy!!!  Haha!!!

Spiritual Gifts:  I was reading President Eyring’s talk about how he as a father could see the spiritual gifts that his children had and he made them all a wooden carving about their spiritual gifts that he saw in them.  So I was wondering, Dad, what spiritual gift(s) do you see in me?

Small town vs. big city:  To be honest I’ve actually been thinking of what kind of environment I want to raise my family in.  I’ve been in the talagang (real) province of the Philippines and in the city so it’s a really good experience to see what I like most. The thing is I’m kind of torn between the big city and a small town. When I was in Mindoro I loved the fact that after like 4 months when I walk down the street people know who I am, when I go to the one store in the town I know all the cash registers and I can say hi to them whenever. I enjoy the closeness that comes from living in a small community. But then again, I love the city life, like LOVE!  I enjoy having super huge mega malls nearby, all of the lights, the sounds, the tons and tons of people, the great secret places to eat!  It’s like an adventure every night.  Always something to do, always something to explore.  I’m going to need a good job cause I love exploring places to eat.  I hate traffic though… that’s the only thing living in the city; maybe a nice suburb outside of the city would be nice.  But I love how everything I need is so close. I’ve seen some “I’m a Mormon” videos and all of the New Yorkers love New York, love the city kind of a thing. Anyway, just a few thoughts about it.

What I’ve learned from companions (so far):  I am an extremely lively person, apparently. I love life and I love to show it.  For some people, shyer people, it makes them feel uncomfortable how lively I am, that’s what I learned from some of my companions. I also learned that my zeal for the gospel makes people who are somewhat struggling uncomfortable around me too.  Most of the time, I get along well with people.  I’ve noticed I get along really well with my kabahay (housemates) but not so much with some of my past companions. That’s because my kabahay are usually fireball missionaries (Elder Herr, Elder Duenas, Elder Hilbert, Elder Waite, Rhodes, Stoddard, the AP’s) and some companions I’ve had are more like candle-light missionaries.  In most cases though, through learning about them and learning about myself I’ve been able to help them shine brighter which is good and I enjoy learning about that, even if I don’t see it immediately.  I’ve been spoiled having Elder Barrow as a companion for a transfer, he totally gets what being a missionary is all about and is a total fireball!  Okay, my companions haven’t been the most pasaway disobedient) missionaries…no that’s not it.  They just haven’t given it their all yet. They haven’t given their whole selves to the Lord and that’s what the difference is.  They’re still holding on to something temporal and that’s what noticeably impairs the Spirit. Mark well my words, people can tell if you don’t have the Spirit with you. There is a noticeable difference between the sincerity/charity in a missionary and just working for numbers. 

Oh, I just remembered, Lauren!  What was the name of the song that you listened to when you were a youth…it goes something like, “my soul like a river runs deep” or something like that? I don’t remember it too well but I remembered that we listened to it in Mexico and I liked it.  Is it from EFY?  We have every single song from every single EFY in the office computers.  Haha?  Anyway, I was just wondering because I want to hear it again.  Maybe you can you email it to me?  Thanks! Love you!
Hey Ryan! How come you haven’t written me in a while?  I need to know what’s been up with you, bro!  All I heard was that you got a job at Target!  You should be the one telling me these things  >.< and keeping me updated on things going on!

Spiritual thought:  This Sunday I was working with Sam Vibal, he just got his mission call to Bacolod.  Anyway, it was extremely depressing the first few doors we went to (Okay that might be a bit of an exaggeration) but we had a few strong no’s or "go away we don't want to listen to you." So after a while I started to wonder how all of the great missionaries found the "ripe fruit." Then I remembered that Jesus Christ is the Lord of this vineyard.  He's been working in this area long before we got here so He knows where all of the ripe fruits are.  So I decided to ask Him.  We kept walking and I seemed to be led to a certain neighborhood. It was nothing special on the outside but you know, I decided to start at the beginning of the street and knock my way until I find someone.

1st door: Nothing. 2nd door: A resounding NO.  3rd door: A man came out and started to talk to us. He was fluent in English and decided to let us in after a little bit of BRT (building relationships through trust).  Once inside we started to talk about all of the interesting decorations he had in his house which eventually led to a discussion about families.  He was really prepared to listen to the Gospel; he is an intelligent yet humble man who loves his family and is seeking for the truth and he loves the work we do as missionaries.  This man was so prepared it shocked me how easy and even natural everything came.  One thing led to another and now he wants us to come back.  This is a potential strong family for the church and I was glad to have been an instrument in the Lord's hand to find this man and his family.  The work certainly is true; all I needed to do was show a little Faith and Desire.  I know the Church is true!

This week, we've spent the last three days doing a ton of driving for the mission. Wednesday, Zone Leader Council.  Elder Herr and Elder Duenas came up to the mainland and they brought Sister Weller with them.  Sister Weller is probably the most astig (tough) sister missionary I know and was a great blessing to Mindoro but had to come to the mainland to deal with an ear infection on her last transfer.  We took her to Taguig to her new area...she was heartbroken to leave.  Sigh... I would be too.

Thursday, mail run in Pasig City and then we had to help move people for an ET (emergency transfer).  So we picked up an elder from Taguig, went to Antipolo for the halfway switch, came back to Taguig, dropped the elder off and picked up Sister Weller’s replacement and brought her to the mission home. This whole day we were in the car from 2:30-10:00 pm so we were exhausted!  Then, we woke up at 3:00 am to take the Mindoro-bound missionaries to the airport.  Friday, we spent all day helping sister missionaries in Taytay move to their new apartment on the 10th floor of a building.  All together we've been in the car for maybe, 20 hours or something this's a lot of driving!  Haha!!!!!!  I'm exhausted but it's great.  I love the work!

By the way, please tell Bro. Shiels that I say Hi and that being his home teaching companion has been one of the best trainings for me as a missionary.  I'll write him a letter but I want to make sure he knows.

YES, I GOT YOUR PACKAGE!!!!!!!!!! It's so big! AHHH!!!!! I can't even look at it. I keep it in the office so I don't accidentally open it!  Haha! Your Mama Mary stickers make me laugh every time.  Everyone else just cuts out pictures from the Ensign and tape it to the packages.  But don't worry, it's how I can tell it's mine.  Haha! 

Thanks, Mom, for staying up with me.  It really means a lot to me.  I tried to come earlier but this was the earliest I could make it.  I love you so much!  I hope you know that.  I really needed to talk to you today too ^_^ so thank you!

Doing you Proud,
Elder Froude ^_^
It's only November and we already got tons of Christmas packages!

At the office
Picking up mail with Elder Wilde
Do you see me at the bottom?
With Branch missionaries

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

November 19-24, 2012 – Crazy Week!

Dear Mom, Dad, Ryan, and all else who are reading,                

Probably the Craziest week I’ve ever had on the mission so far. Transfer week in the office. The last one wasn’t so bad because the Millers (Couple missionaries) were with us training us how to do things so we missed out on most of the craziness. Anyway,  so let me get story telling here…

First off, this is just a little outline of the week so you can catch a glimpse of the insanity.  Monday: Office meeting, Tuesday: Prep for transfer day, Wednesday: Exit Thursday: Transfer day/ Thanksgiving, Friday: Organize office, Saturday: Thanksgiving dinner/ P-day.
Monday begins and we are all scrambling around to get everything ready for transfer day on Thursday. We had an office meeting where we all met with President and Sister Delamare, the APs and the office couples to basically strategize how we are going to tackle everything including rides and such. Coding is a pain, especially when President is coding on transfer day.  Haha!  

Anyway, Tuesday is the day we just did a ton of office work.  The biggest problem was that we were out of money and a lot of people needed money; you know the small stuff like, new landlords, new phone orders, medical expenses…there were actually a lot of pesos that we went through the last week.  

Tuesday was also just a catch up day; the biggest thing that happened was that Elder Scanlan and I were assigned to pick up 3 of the 7 exiting missionaries. So we left at 4 pm and got back to the mission home by 9.  Haha!  Although it was quite a long time, we actually got to the mission home on time. Traffic was horrible. We started from the Office in Quezon City and went to Pasig to pick up Elder Cazimero because it is the farthest away. The distance is about from our house in Sacramento to Costco (about a 12 minute drive) but with intense traffic the whole way. In the end, it took us about an hour and a half.  For those of you in Utah, it’s from Provo to Lehi.  Haha! I am never going to complain about traffic in the States anymore!!!  So, after spending about an hour getting lost and trying to get to the right place, we pick up one of the Elders and then head back to Quezon City to pick up Elder Sims. After spending a few hours in traffic and getting lost, we eventually find his apartment. The next was Sister Macaranas who is in the same zone but on the other side of town. So at around 8:00, we had everyone and went out to get dinner at McDonalds. They serve rice here in the Philippines!  It’s so weird! We had a nice time and enjoyed them ending their missions.  

Wednesday was a great day; we didn’t even have enough time to go to the office at all. Haha!  Well, let’s start at about 4:00 am when we took Elder Brown to the Airport to go home.  So, by the end of that I was already tired and the day had just started.  Haha! Then we went to the mission home to have breakfast with all of the exiting missionaries. We saw a video that had a slideshow of pictures of the missionaries. I was getting trunky (homesick).  Haha!  Joke lang!  Then after that we were able to go and do a session in the temple.  Wohoo!!!  It’s been 6 months but I’ve finally been able to go!  There is no temple in Mindoro, sadly…yet…haha!  I told President Delamare and afterwards he said, “You know, if you had told me earlier I would have let you and your companion go.”  Sayang!  Awww man…my bad! It’s all good though.  Life is good.  Afterwards, we went to the War Memorial in Manila with President, the whole office, and all of the exiting missionaries. I sent a ton of great pictures!  I loved it!  Haha!  By this time it is about 1:00 pm.  Man, what a day!  Afterwards, we ran some errands, set up the chapel, made sure everything is ready and in place for the CHAOS of TRANSFER DAY!!!! This is also Elder Waite’s last day with us before he goes back out to the field.  He’s so happy!  Haha!

Thursday.  Transfer Day!
6:45 am - Pick up the New Missionaries from the MTC (Missionary Training Center)
7:00 am - Breakfast @ the mission home
7:30 am - Begin introductions and orientation
*Note, the Missionaries were actually a surprisingly excited and energetic bunch.  They’ll do great things!
9:00 am - Transfer meeting

I saw Elder Hilbert again for the first time since I left Mindoro!  He just got called to train an American! Haha!  I’m happy for him. It will be great for his Tagalog. He’s a really good guy. I hear he’s been doing so well in the field since he left Pasig. It was really nice to see everyone I’ve met since I’ve gotten to the field.  Elder Barrow is doing great work as a Zone Leader in Cogeo right now.  Elder Peralta is still a Zone Leader in Antipolo.  Big News…Elder Olvido is now a Zone Leader in Marikina!  Good for him!  I’m so happy that he’s been doing great work and is in a good leadership position. He’ll grow so much.  A few of the sisters I met in Mindoro are now training new missionaries so that’s awesome! Elder Wilde is training too!  Haha!  That lucky duck.  He’s the first one of our batch to train.

According to president, the wave of new missionaries should hit us around April 11th  so a lot of older missionaries are going to be training.  My Zone leaders in Mindoro, Elder Herr and Elder Duenas are still together in Mindoro for another transfer!  This makes 5 transfers for Elder Herr and 4 for Elder Duenas.  Haha!  Man, they’ll have spent 6 months together as companions.  It’s great though; they are both Fireballs and do such awesome work with the leaders in Mindoro.  ^_^  I’m so happy for them, but kind of sad I won’t be able to see them in the mainland for another transfer.  Actually, they’ll be coming up for a day in the beginning of December so that’ll be great!  I keep telling them that they’ll finish their mission in Mindoro.  Haha!  They still have a good 8 months left or something.

More Pasig updates:  Alice is now married and has moved to Australia by the time you read this. The Ormunds are also moving back to Australia because they were reassigned for work. The Pallisigue and Gomez family are about 4 months away from getting sealed in the temple. WOW! Time flies by so fast! They had better invite me to their sealing.  Haha!  I’ll write them again just to be sure ;)!  Life is good.

10:00-11:00 am - Office after transfer meeting
So, this basically means I was in the office for about an hour trying to reimburse everyone for rented jeepneys, taxis, lost phones, etc… utter chaos trying to help a hundred missionaries at the same time. I’m so glad I can at least multi-task a little bit.  Haha!  I felt kinda sayang (too bad) though because I couldn’t go around and say hi to everyone I wanted to.  It’s okay.  I’ll see them again.

I’m getting tired writing out the whole schedule.  Haha!  I’ll just summarize for now.  You probably didn’t need to know all of that anyway. The thing is, what I write here I’m going to copy and paste onto my journal.  XD
The rest of the day was spent at the orientation/ training meeting for the missionaries from the Provo MTC.  Then we spent the rest of the night trying to take the new missionaries to their apartments around the mission. So that took a while.  P-day is only 2 days away!!!  I need a break!  *Transfer Day happens every six weeks, FYI.

Saturday was a nice relaxed/great Thanksgiving day!  We had a lunch/dinner thing at the Mission home with President and every couple missionary in the mission. Since we have the PAO in our mission, it’s a lot of couples.  But it was good, the food was delicious and I ate a little bit more than I should have.  Haha!  It was so good.  But my belly was so full!!!  Sakit sa tyan!  (My tummy hurt!) Haha!  Man, but you know it’s all good. ^_^  We had a great day, nice amount of exercise. We have intense badminton games. Haha!

Sunday was a great day for the work. We spent 2 and a half hours tracting today.  It was a good time. I worked with Sam, a branch missionary, who is getting his call this week. I taught him a lot of things I knew about tracting.  It felt like I was training.  Haha!  It was a good day; we handed out many pamphlets and made the presence of missionaries known amongst the people. The only bad thing about this week is that we’ve been so busy we haven’t been able to teach all but 4 lessons this whole week. Man, that’s crazy!  

Wow!  3 pages long for 1 week….That’s pretty intense!  Anyway, that’s all for this week. I hope you are all doing well!  Okay, I need to go now…it was nice talking to you!!!! ^_^  I love you and miss you all soo much!

Doing you Proud,
Elder Froude ^_^

Just a sample of how crazy traffic is in Manila.
Filipino Santa!
Philippine flag at the War Memorial

President DelaMare

Me and the Amercan flag
Good to see these elders again!
Thanksgiving feast at the mission home
20 years old and still relegated to sit at the kids table!
Couple missionaries
Tracting with Bro. Sam before he goes on his mission.


November 23, 2012 – Happy Thanksgiving!

How are you all doing this fine afternoon?  This week has been the extreme craziest to the max so I’m so glad it is P-day.  It was transfer week and Thanksgiving so things have been super crazy.  I haven’t even had time to write my long letter this week.  Shoot.  Just to tell you about my Thanksgiving…it was super crazy! We had to deal with transfers all morning and afternoon, trainer's meeting right after that and then we had to take the new Mindoro missionaries to the airport at 4:00am!  Haha! 

Great Thanksgiving Day!  Doing hard work for the Lord!  I'll write more details later today but for now we've been invited to Thanksgiving dinner at the Delamare's (Mission President) and all of the senior couples at 2:00 pm so I may not have the opportunity to talk to you today.  Sayang... pero Happy Thanksgiving!!!  (Too bad…anyway, Happy Thanksgiving!)  I love you all and appreciate all that you do for me. ^_^  I wish you all the best.  I fear not because of the Promise the Lord gave in D&C 100:1, 12, and 15.  ^_^ !

My spiritual thought is from a general conference talk by President Uchtdorf. 

Have a great vacation! Kita Kits!  (See ya!)  BTW, I want pictures!  I have good ones for you in my next email.

Doing you Proud,
Elder Froude

November 17, 2012 – Email of the week!

Dear Mom, Dad, Ryan, and all other fellow travelers through life seeking happiness,

Gave out a baptismal invitation to a new investigator Rick today, he said he would join the church when he knows it’s true!  Wohoo!  Now just for a specific date of the baptism. Rick is a 60 year old man who has been searching for the truth but has only been kept from it because he knew not where to find it. We have great hopes for Rick and his family as well. We met a new investigator on Sunday as well. The niece of Sister Go, Mary-Grace Manangan. She has basically grown up in the church but she hasn’t been taught about the gospel because her mom is not a member. So we taught her most of Lesson 1 on Sunday and I felt the Spirit and gave her a baptismal date for December 22nd.  She said yes! It’s close! But I think she can make it. She’s been going to church for a while now.  ^_^ She seems very interested for a 15-year-old. It was a great week for missionary work overall.  Right now we have 2 baptism dates and 1 potential baptism date as well. Not bad for the smallest area in the Philippines and for the shortest allotted time to work. Well, 2nd shortest…the APs have less time to work than we do. Then again, our work is different work, but it is 
still work for God, nonetheless.

I did receive some training this week from the Philippines Area Office for my new position. They did answer a lot of the questions about the work I’m supposed to do and it’s a lot deeper than I had thought. But it’s okay…Kaya ko!  (I can do it!)

Having my camera back is great! I left it in the van I turned in to the PAO to get fixed. Good thing they kept it for me. It feels good again to take pictures and save memories. I realized a few months ago that one of the attributes of the Philippines that I’ve had even in America was the innate desire to take pictures of everything special to me. Haha! All of my Filipino friends in school had digital cameras and would always take pictures. Another thing that people in the Philippines here love is what are called “remembrances.”  It’s a little thing that people give each other here as a remembrance of them. It doesn’t have to be something big or glorious, just something to remind them of you. For most people I write letters and give them a picture or a tie. But sometimes you get key chains, t-shirts, etc., just a little “something-something” of sentimental value. I realized that I got that from my heritage. Haha. It’s probably something I’ll do when I get back home.

Spiritual thought:

My Spiritual thought for this week comes from a video I found on about the victims of Sandy.  It’s a really touching video about Christ-like love and unconditional service shown by the “yellow vests.”  This video can say more than I can so enjoy! ^_^

This video gives me hope for the people in this world. It just goes to show that when a catastrophe strikes, it can bring out the best in people. It tells me that when people come together for a similar cause and work together with nothing but a desire to serve their fellowman and serve God, that is when true happiness and the true blessings flow. Unity is of God, service to others is of God, love for one another is of God.  I know that if people can come together and do these things, they can feel whole and full in heart.  Though they may have lost every earthly possession, they will feel through your own service and sacrifice the love of our Father in Heaven. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.  

Doing you Proud,
Elder Froude ^_^

Zone Leaders teaching missionaries how to cook "sinigang."
Splurged on pizza.  Not a wise decision, I know.
A fish coin purse that Elder and Sis. Harris gave me.