Elder Allen is a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in the northern Philippines. These are his experiences, adventures and insights.
Monday, July 16, 2012
On the Move
The news of this week is that Elder Teh, the Area President will be speaking to us tomorrow in Santiago. It's a pretty big deal, so we are all getting pretty excited for it. I was bitten by a small child this week during a dinner appointment. He drew blood and I thought about calling Sister Carlos about Rabies, but I didn't. Elder Quentin L. Cook is coming to the mission in August, as well. This is apparently the first time an Apostle has come to this mission in a very long time, so it is very special. Besides that, this last week was pretty normal. Oh, and I moved again. I have had 3 areas and lived in 5 houses now. I've moved twice in the last two cycles from houses that missionaries had lived in for decades before. Thats all the news from Ramon. I love you all very much. Elder Allen "Mahal kita" means "I love you" or technically "you are my love." "Kita" is a sub for 'ko ka' which just sounds funny. But this means that "mahal kita" is saying "I love you (singular)," if you want to say "I love all of you" or "I love you guys" its "Mahal ko kayo." "mahal nila sa akin" means "they love me" and you can see how that gets complicated. Just a small lesson in Tagalog.