February 19, 2019


Toboso, Negros Occidental, Philippines


Elder Jones

Change- It's A Comin'

Well, it's more like it already came. I was kind of shocked with the whole announcement, and didn't think it was true. I'm still a little torn about it. I'm sure it's fine for missionaries who need the support, and can get it ASAP. Don't get me wrong: I LOVE ALL OF YOU AND YOUR E-MAILS! They get me through the week, and I would get lost without them. But, I am in the middle of nowhere, where doing something like a video chat would be pretty... we all remember how last Christmas calls went, don't we? Needless to say, I feel that as long as I'm here, I probably won't contact you guys outside of e-mail on a weekly basis, like this, until I transfer out of Escalante zone. So, let's continue praying that I go back to the city!
But, I love Toboso. Honestly, we are lining up March for so many sure baptisms, it's crazy. #hardwork I am exhausted all the time, and it doesn't help that I'm sick and lost my voice, but I can definitely see myself being supported by His angels. It's been so cool seeing people accept and embrace this gospel. I'm so lucky to be here in the Philippines right now, and I don't wish I was anywhere else!
This week has also been difficult, in the sense that home keeps getting closer. I can already tell I'm going to be homesick for the Philippines, but the "next life" absolutely scares the everything out of me. Job, school, and all the change that has already happened- I just want to stay here forever! Thankfully, Elder Jones has been pretty good. Sometimes I just get too in my head, so it's been good to talk things out with him. But, just stressed about scholarships. Kana lang.
Well, that seems to be about it. The work is going well, but things are still hard. I love you all, and can't wait until we can actually talk.


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