Well yes, the menu of exotic foods has been enlarged! And it has a good story! We were out working one day when we get a text from a member saying that he was working out in the rice fields and a snake attacked them. They wanted to see of we wanted to buy it and eat it. Of course! I thought they would kill it for us and then drop off the meat. Nope! I was out studying and we get a knock on the door. Its Brother Raymundo with a big bag. When I tried to open it he said "Don't pull of the scotch tape", when I looked inside it was a 7 foot python (alive) with its head wrapped with scotch tape. We played around with it a while before we gave it back to be eaten. We had it later that day for dinner, delicious but a ton of bones!
This week I had an interesting experience with the Sacrament and our personal accountability. Our mission president made new rules that the missionaries should be early to church, not to greet the investigators, but to meditate and ponder before Sacrament meeting. As I sat waiting, I pondered about what I wanted to accomplish the next week when a thought came into my head "you're not ready yet." It was a weird thing to be said, but it repeated itself. I didn't do anything serious, but I realized that I wasn't humble enough to say I had things to repent of. It was hard, but as I went through my week with the Lord I learned that I had a lot to fix, and that the Sacrament was there to help me start fresh, to give me the boost I needed to change. If you don't already I invite you all to go to church 15 minutes before it starts, and instead of talking to other people, just think, pray, and meditate about the Sacrament. I know if you do this, you will feel something new.
Other than that my week was great! The bikes are great (unless you flip yours like me), and we are accomplishing miracles here in Asingan! Enjoy this Christmas season!
I love you all!
Mahal ko kayo!
Elder Trevor Kent Johnson (The Weirdest Missionary You Know)