at Montalban Zoo!
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I left on a 2-year mission in the Philippines Quezon city mission. There I met cool people and changed many peoples lives. I also met interesting people like some Companions. (Elder Hurst) And I just miss my little filipino Companion Elder Laurente. Way cool people. I had really fun areas: 1st: Antipolo, Antipolo 2nd Ward. 2nd: Novaliches, Camarin 1st Ward. 3rd: Marikina, Parang 4th Ward. 4th: Valenzuela, Valenzuela Ward. 5th: Quezon City South, Panay 3rd Ward. 6th: Fairview, Batasan 1st Ward. All My areas we very fun with fun Companions and Ward members that loved the Elders. Antipolo was like climbing most of the time because it is located in the mountains.. Mga Budok! grabe!! Pawis na pawis!. Novaliches was way good in missionary work. Members were great to us! and they had of up and down roads and Cement stairs everywhere! Marikina was a small area and we got around really easily and quickly. Valenzuela was probably the best area i had by far... This was an area where I grew up and the Zone that i was in was really cool with each other and kept us all motivated. Elder Margraff and Ava kept us in-line. I also ate a lot of Adobong aso there.. its Dog. Quezon City south had the best Ward Missionary support! we also had great activites that helped out Investigators to the church.. Family home evenings at the Galang's house was a Blast! The area had tons of restaraunts that I could not stop going too.. Elder Hurst knows.. My last Area in Fairview was the most challenging area but the best zone i ever had because we actually combined 2.. Fairview and Montalban so there was lots of Elders and some sisters.. The Montalban Avilon Zoo was the thing to do for P-days or even Wah Wah Dam. So the mission brought me to where I am now and Speaking Tagalog is a previlage here.. especially here in Ventura county.. Southern California. There is a lot of Filipinos here. Especially at St.John's hospital where I work. And I speak it to my mom all the time!! even to my Dad but it is kind of weird to talk to an American in Tagalog.. I don't know why... So we talk Chinese...