excerpt from the conversation we had with elder Robertson
Dad: Just waiting, how is it going
Elder R: good, only had 18 lessons this week but we had a typhoon on wednesday. but nothing really bad happened and a funeral we had to go to yesterday.
Mom: How does a typhoon look? How is a Filipino funeral? How was church today? Investigators?
Elder R: dark, rainy and windy. like a feast and gambling and party. but the members are a lot more normal than I thought they would be, a lot of plan of salvation talk. 5 at church so pretty good.
Mom: Do you have to stay inside during a typhoon? Did you get any mail!
Elder R: Yeah or you get soaked in like ten seconds. no but we get mail again tomorrow so hopefully tomorrow haha
Mom: Did you eat at the funeral? Are they big gamblers? Do you ever teach or anything at church?
Elder R: Yeah just rice and noodles. They love to gamble here its nuts with a lot of money for poor people. Yeah we teach a couple kids who live a long ways away but are still in our area.
Mom: How is your recent baptized kid doing? Whose your next baptism?
Elder R: good, he wants to go on a mission next year! next is tonton he is 15.
Mom: So what do you do for general conference?
Elder R: we go to the stake center next week to watch it so we have to wait a week.