Friday, November 13, 2015


Philippines MTC is the AWESOME. I love it here so much. I have been called to serve as district leader for our district, and the calling has really opened my eyes. I have learned more than I ever have. EVER. Our district is made up of 8 elders, we are named Ammon District. These elders are my brothers, its been a week and I love them all, each different in their own way. 4 americans including myself, 2 australians, 1 somoan, and 1 from guam. We all get along great. We had a time where we went around in a circle and pointed out what we admire about each person. Some of the most heartfelt things i have heard from man to man. We grow closer to eachother every day. All learning Tagalog and how to teach.

I love the diversity here and making friends with everybody here. The more people you know Elders/ Sisters/ Guros(teachers), the more fun we have. This has been an experience of a lifetime and I am SOOO happy to be here on a mission. Yesterday (Thurs) was my bday and everyone here made me feel special, Indians gave me spicy things, i really enjoy the indians company some of the nicest people you will meet right there. But we had a demonstration where 2 guros acted as elders and I was the investigator. They instructed me to be the person I was before my baptism 2 years ago. We were outside while the distict was watching/ learning, and the guros began with a lesson. They asked me what motivates me in life and I explained my family, and went farther into the lesson and I felt the Epiritu Santo (spirit/ Holy ghost) so much, the same feeling I had when I gave the closing prayer in my first lesson. I couldnt hold back the tears, I didnt want to cry me being district leader an my district is watching but you can't deny the spirit. Another testimony that I am in the right place doing the right thing.

First birthday where at the end of the day someone asked me how my day was I said MAbuti(good), I learned alot. I have noticed learning here is fun for me, learning more about something you are passionate about is great and I am excited for the next 5 weekes here in the MTC.

I love you all, Thank you for your prayers, I am feeling them tremendously!!

Love, Elder English

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Manila, Philippines Mormon Temple

The Manila Philippines Temple is the 29th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  On April 1st 1981, the LDS Church announced that a Temple would be built in the Philippines.

Opened: 1984

Monday, November 9, 2015

All smiles while arriving to the MTC Philippines November 6th 2015

MOOOOMMMMMMM I am safe and sound!!! WOW Things are crazy here but awesome. I am loving it so much. The plane rides were tough barely slept on them. Met up with 2 Elders in Seattle. they are cool. We got to airport and girls helped us get our bags... they LOVED us, sir sir sir u find everything sir??? We went outside to find/wait for our taxi and they came outside and took pics with us. Asked if i was single and i said yes and i will be for 2 years and she responds "even after you met me?!!?!?!" haha MEt up with another Elder in tokyo, he is from virginia really cool.  We are in Missionary Training Center and he will be my companion so I'll be with him for next 40 days. Things are crazy cool awesome I love it here and have already learned so much, just traveling. love you momma.  Tell everyone I am safe and sound. Tell Tia Yoly plz she is worried for me and if u can ask her to relay that to my dad he is also worried. Tell Tony and Anisa I love them and having blast tell Nana Papa too.  Miss u guys alredy but this is an experience of a lifetime, when will I ever be able to do something like this again. love love love you guys. Until next week!