So I've had a good week! A lot good things happened! We worked ourselves pretty had this week! To the point where I fell asleep at my desk praying after our planning session, I will admit that a desk is pretty comfy after walking all day! The days go by fast here, especially when you put your back into it!
This week I have had a strange craving for Halo-Halo. Right now in the Philippines its summer, some of you have asked me if we have seasons here, we do. We have the hot season, and the hotter season. Needless to say that we have been drinking plenty of water (my companion watched and stated that one day I drank almost 7 liters). For most elders they carry a water bottle, but for me, I use my lifestraw (yes mom, its awesome!). The life straw is a portable water filter that can filter up to 100 liters of water (look it up, pretty cool stuff). On multiple occasions I have used it to drink from streams, and once for kicks and giggles I used it on a bottle of Coke! I love it!
I also discovered a new animal (actually two) the other night. When Elder Tomas and I were walking home we heard this noise that sounded like "cu cooooo, cu coooo" and after I noticed that Elder Tomas got kinda tense and started looking up at the light poles. Well to find out, it was a lizard. A nasty one at that. Apparently they jump on you, and if your not careful it pulls off your skin. Pretty fun stuff right? Luckily its not very often that this happens, but it still spooked Elder Tomas a bit. The second animal (or arachnid) was found in my drawer earlier this morning. I have never seen a bigger spider (if that's what you call it) in my life. It always seems that the creepy critters catch me when I'm the most vulnerable, so of course found him/her after coming of of the shower with a towel on. Startled me at first (alright, it freaked me out), but we caught it, played with it a little, and let it go! pretty cool, just wish it had picked a better home.
I the picture (in the attachments), you will notice that I have a giant bag of egg plants. You may have many questions like: "where did they came from", "why is he carrying a giant bag of egg plants?", "why is Elder Johnson so weird?". Well long story short, its egg plant season here. One investigator gave them to us after a lesson, and so we carried them all day while we proselyted. Egg plants here are like Zuccinis in the USA, you can never use them all. We have been eating egg plants for 2 days now, and we are no where near finished with the bag yet. Masarap!
I love being here, I love serving, my mission is great, Mahal Kita!
Elder Trevor Kent Johnson (TWMYK)