Monday, February 27, 2012

So, I love the Philippines. It is an AMAZING place. It's
like a mixture of Los Angeles and Mexico, except EVERYONE is nice and
kind. I am so glad to be able to be here. I have not tried Balut yet,
but I plan to. The food is amazing! And next week I'll put pictures up
so you can see the shenanigans going on over here. My companion who is
Philippino is great. He helps me a lot with Tagalog, but I seem to
know more Tagalog than I think I do once I start talking. I'm so happy
to be here. I smile a lot and although it's hot, roads can be hard to
get across with my ankle (including the bamboo bridge of 33 stick of
bamboo), I miss home occasionally, and sometimes feel left out of some
conversations because I don't understand; I can't believe how happy I
am. The members and those we have been teaching have been wonderful
and I love talking to them. (Everyone loves talking to me because I'm
American and I don't think I've ever had more stares in my life which
is weird to get used to). But I'm healthy, happy, and excited. I love
you all and miss you, please write me. Please? Thanks! :) Come back
next week to read more about whats going on on my end! And to see
pictures next week! Kitakits!
For regular mail - write to Nate on He is serving in the Baguio Philippines mission.
If you want to send him a card or package the address is:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Elder Nathanael Paul Schultz Filichia
Philippines Baguio Mission
PO Box 7
Brgy. San Vicente East
Urdaneta City, 2428

Saturday, February 18, 2012

February 18

I sprained my ankle on Monday! Woo! But luckily that doesn't force me to stay in the MTC longer. The DR said it was good enough to leave, but man was it swollen and the colors on it are pretty! I'll make sure they get put up on the blog! Today is my last P-Day at the MTC and I leave Monday. If I don't receive mail today from any of you then I won't get it. You'll have to send it to Baguio if you get it back. Anyways, I'm super excited to get out of the states. It's going to be a LONG plane ride, good for me to catch up on the lack of sleep I've been having. Now the journey will really begin. It's felt like one long dream while I've been in the MTC (I had a dream the other day about being in a concentration camp, I think it might have something to do with being here). But it's been nice, I'm more than obliged to leave though. Anyways, I must finish laundry,and eating so that I can go get a haircut! And then a good couple hours of packing. I love you all and I won't be able to hear from you often, but any letter I get I will reply to even if it'll take forever to get there, you will get a reply. Have a good weekend, next time you here from me I'll be in the Philippines!Y