Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Year

The New Years here was amazing. Our plan for new years eve was to go to the city and watch a movie, and spend the night at the zone leaders house. But the mission president sent out a message that he wants no sleepovers at the zone leaders houses, so for us on Bohol, it was a huge change, because going to the city would make it so we had no work on New Years Eve, we would need to leave early in the morning in order to get to the city, and get a bus back, so instead the plan was that the missionaries would just watch a movie with their house mates- for me and Elder Aquino that would be just us, I was a little disappointed about it, because I wanted to hang out with the American Missionaries and have a break from Visayan.

Well, me and Elder Lewis wanted the same thing, so we got our distract leader to go on splits with Elder Aqunio, so that I could sleep at the American Missionaries house nearby, and spend the night with them, it was super fun, we watched KungFu Panda 2 and bought fireworks for the members to shoot off, it was super sweet.

This week we got 27 lessons! a new record for us in Jagna, We don't have any baptisms coming up unfortunately, but we are teaching a lot of great people, that maybe in the next transfer or two might get baptized, its hard to get them to come to church, and now we also need to get them to join a community service project that the members are part of as well, we received a list of the new baptismal requirements unique to our area, because they want new members that are willing to sacrifice there time to go to church, instead of people just baptizing someone to have them become less active the next transfer.

Today me and Elder Aquino are going to Tagbilaran, the city, for fun because I will most likely be transferring the 15th of January, because Elders normally stay in an area for 2 to 3 transfers. Is that Normal? I'm not sure. I thought I would list a few of the 50 words that I learned this week.
ugay-ugay is a backrub
torutot - is the annoying horns during new years
pabuto -is to play with fireworks
sigot- is a hic-up

Oh and I wanted to explain the languages here

Visayan is the Bible language here - old but understandable by all the people
Cebuano is the English word for Visayan

Sugboanon is the dialect of Cebu
Porohanon is the dialect of Camotes 
and Boholanon is the dialect of Bohol

Filipino is the language of a bit of all the dialects in the Philippines
and Taglog is the language of the Business People

Phew, That's all of them
I currently speak Boholanon and Visayan(Can be spelled Bisayan as well)

Until next week,
Elder Remer