I think the linger-longer is a flipping brilliant idea, especially if missionaries are invited! J That needs to keep going till I get home...but I guess I won't be a missionary anymore... that takes half the fun away. Still a good idea though.
My week was pretty good. We had quarterly interviews with President Carlos. We got to teach a few more lessons than usual. Elder Valdez and I are putting in a little more forethought into scheduling appointments and it paid off. We hit 22 lessons last week. We got a little lazy with our finding efforts though, only 14. We are gunna try to kick it up this week. Its gunna be hard though. We get to teach a zone meeting this week.
Then next week, we get to meet with Elder Teh, Philippines Area President, and with Elder Hallstrom, of the Quorum of the Seventy Presidency!!!
I get to see so many more general authorities here on my mission than I did back home. :)
(I asked Elder Lundy how his Cheese cake turned out.) Chocolate Chip Cheesecake = Napakasarap! (Delicious) It tasted sooo good!!!! We ate the whole thing in like 2.5 days. I probably ate about 2/3 of it... The Balubal Family is one of a kind here. The cheesecake wasn't anything super special to them. They bake all the time using ingredients that their daughter in America sends them. They actually offered me more chocolate chips because they were trying to get rid of them before they went bad. They said last time they had to throw a lot out because it went bad before they got to use it. I'm definitely going to have to leave them a thank you note though. They were very sweet to let me do that.I absolutely love the quote you sent this week.
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” – Albert EinsteinIt’s perfectly true. I’ve seen it with the gospel, Tagalog, and in many other instances. I'm reminded of a quote in preach my gospel...
“It is true intelligence for a man to take a subject that is mysterious and great in itself, and to unfold and simplify it so that a child can understand it.” – PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR
I love you guys! Have a great week!