Whats up. My new companion is Elder Gilliam; he is an American, he is way nice and hard working. To be honest I wanted another Filipino because of the language help but I think mine is coming along good enough so I got an American.
This email isn't very long, we've been inside so not much has happened. Elder Gilliam has Dengue Fever. He is still feeling gross so I don't think we will be working today either...
...We've been stuck inside for over a week. I've listened to all of my talks, and read all of the conference issues of the Liahona that we have. I haven't shaved in forever; I will later today. One of the members of the branch brought over these DVDs for us to watch. Its a 7.5 hour 3 disk set of Church History, produced by the church. Already done, watched it all! I have every single piece of laundry done, and I washed some underwear and a bed sheet for Elder Gilliam.
I always wear flip flops here in the apartment. They are called tsinalas here by the way, random fact. The soap we use here says its antibacterial, so no problem there. I'm not worried about catching anything.
I'm going to need some money to buy new shoes. I've been wearing the same rubber shoes that I got when I first got here. They are going to need to be replaced by next transfer. Also, my old shoes, the Dr Martins, are growing some insane mold stuff on them. I've cleaned them a lot, but the mold comes back the next day. I still have that new pair I haven't touched, and am keeping them in my luggage to stay fresh. The rubber shoes are really inexpensive - $5 - and also super convenient because of the rain, and also having to take our shoes off at every house we go to. I would also like to buy new ties, next time I'm in Naga. I also need a new journal. I KEEP FORGETTING TO TELL YOU ABOUT THAT. I have been limiting how much I write in my journal so that it will last longer but I need a new one soon. I know I have a bunch of them at home I should have brought... I hate asking you guys for things, but I think I've done good, going this long without asking for stuff haha. I found I can buy Jif, not Skippy Peanut Butter here. It's not Skippy, but it is cheaper than having you mail it. I can also get acne spot treatment in Naga, so I'm okay there as well. The next time I'll be there is probably at transfers. I'll buy my shoes and acne stuff there. My skin is alright, it gets gross but I'm doing a good job of taking care of it. I use other facial washes and stuff, the spot treatment stuff is just so useful!
To be honest Im really excited to be transferred! 5 more weeks baby!! This transfer will be really good though. The language is coming along good enough where Elder Gilliam and I can teach together really well, and we have some high goals set for the area.