I think that I have said that almost every time that I've written, but that's alright. Things are great here in Banna! Elder Ganzon is my new companion and he is from Hong Kong, but he is 3/4 Filipino. He has been out for a little over a year and he's a cool guy!
Random things about the Philippines:
A normal family here has 4 ish kids. But it varies a lot. If there is only one child in the family people kind of pity them, but families are usually the whole extended family. Everyone lives together here in the Philippines. People don't really move away from home that often. And when they do they just spend a lot of time figuring out when they can get back to their families.
Today we ate at mang inasal, it was pretty tasty. I had pancit with a shrimp thing on top. and a halo halo. which is delicious. In the morning we had rice and scrambled eggs (:
I don't know how hot it gets really. There aren't a ton of thermometers here. Its hotter in the city center than it is in the Bukid. (I don't really know what a good English word for that is. Its the rice fields, but its also the country. ish.) But the heat isn't really a problem for me anymore. I just kind of got used to it I guess.
Here in the Philippines the Christmas is more like Thanksgiving. They eat a lot of food. We had our branch Christmas party this week and it was pretty fun!
I just want to bear my testimony that Heavenly Father does know us and all of our needs. He knows how to help us and we will receive answers to our prayers. I know that this is the Lord's Gospel, and that through it we will all become happy. I love you all, and have a great week