Wednesday, August 6, 2014

First week on Siquijor

So things are going sooo good in Siquijor! Siquijor is soo amazing, I truly love it! The area I live in is what you would think about when you think about a really little beach town. There are not McDonalds or anything like that at all, but there is this little place you can eat that is called Jo's, soo good. My area is really far away, about 3 minutes by tricylce. When you think of the really touristy spots on the beach with clear water.... well that is what its like, except without the tourists. Something that was kind of hard to adjust to is the apartment. Its nice, but the electricity and water goes out all the time. A couple days ago 19 out of the 24 hours - no electricity or water. We cook with gas stoves so we are ok and we shower with a bucket. At night sometimes its pretty hot, but sometimes there will be a really nice breeze so it will be pretty cool.   I'm training... its hard but sooo good! My companion is elder Bigornia from Mindanao. His english is ok, we mostly speak Visaya (Cebuano). Church was an interesting experience... Last sunday there was around 24 people including the missionaries, 2 pairs of elders and 1 pair of sisters. All the missionaries in Siquijor are Pinoy (Filipino) except me so its a lot of Visiya. We opened up a new area where there haven't been missionaries so we are creating a new teaching pool. Basically everyday we just try to talk to EVERYONE and get as many OSTs (on the spot teachings) as we can. Its been tough but real good. The people here are really chill and sooo friendly! I really love it! I hope all is going well with everyone! Love yall all

Elder Crandall

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