Hello to all from Kawit, Cavite, Philippines!
It’s Elder Burbidge here. I just started training my new trainee, Elder Pedong, this week and it has been pretty crazy! He is awesome. He is actually one of the most dedicated missionaries I have ever met and I have already learned so much from him. He doesn’t speak much English, so we have to speak in Tagalog all the time. It’s sometimes difficult to know exactly what he is saying, but it is really amazing the different gifts that we can gain from the Spirit from our Savior.
Elder Pedong is from the island of Samar here in the Philippines that was most brutally hit during Typhoon Yolanda. But his town was in a more protected area so they mostly just got a lot of rain and not much destruction. He has been a good companion and is eager to serve the Lord!
It is consistently really hot here in Kawit. It is usually at or around 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit), and when the wind blows, it’s hot. I really wish we had air conditioning! Haha but it’s okay. I heard that the hot season is almost over. In about three more weeks it will start raining again and cooling off a little bit.
Time is really flying. It seems like only 2 hours after I wake up, the day is already over and the alarm clock is going off again for the next day.
Sorry for the short blog this week, but a scripture that I’d like to leave with you all is in Jacob 4: 4 and 6. It’s about prophets and their role for us through time! Be safe always and rely on our Heavenly Father for help! Have a good week!
Elder Hunter Burbidge