First letter from the Philippines

I don’t have much time to write, but I’m in Tanza, Naic, Cavite! It’s a bustling town about at the mid point on the coast of my mission. It’s pretty poverty stricken, and there are a LOT of people here. The main way of transportation is walking, Jeepney, or Tricycle. The area that me and my companion are assigned to is pretty large and has members and investigators distributed in just about any direction so it is difficult to plan out our days sometimes!

Jeepneys are converted bus/van vehcles used for public transportation.

Jeepneys are converted bus/van vehcles used for public transportation.

I’m struggling immensely with the language, but that was to be expected! The people here are great when it comes to understanding what I’m trying to say. So hopefully I’ll be able to progress in the language! My companion, Elder Esmejarde is great with helping me know what to say and helps me whenever I have a question. We are focusing a lot on member retention. We’ve been decently successful, and now we are trying to find new investigators. The people here LOVE Christ. It’s amazing that so many aren’t members yet. I’m glad that their attitude is positive.

Hunter and his first companion, Elder Esmejarde

Hunter and his first companion, Elder Esmejarde

I’m trying to be positive, I cling to my testimony now more than ever. I’ve found real power and happiness through prayer and faith. It’s an amazing power and I encourage everyone to pray and ask for help with whatever they need. I love this gospel. I miss you all! Hope everything is going well!

Love,

Elder Hunter Burbidge

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