I have heard the Seahawks were able to finish off Payton Manning in a big way this week and that brings a big smile to my face, mostly because Elder Jensen is a huge Broncos fan. He's so lucky transfers are next week otherwise he'd never hear the end of this. Just kidding in reality for me its like the superbowl never even happened. If a tree falls in the woods when nobody's around does it make a noise? If the Seahawks win the Superbowl and nobody within 5000 miles knows what a football is did it really happen? I guess I'll have to wait 20 months to watch the recording to find out.
Its kinda cool how just a year ago if the Seahawks would have been in the Superbowl it would have been one of the biggest days of my life. Instead here in the Philippines I'm more concerned about what I should put on my rice when I go home after I send this email. Pretty wild how fast your perspective can change when you get to experience another part of the world. Really its just like high school, the insignificant things mean the whole world to you an them as soon as you graduate and look back three months later none of the same things matter anymore. I feel like already that's happened a little bit to me on my mission. Not that I've turned into a completely weirdo yet or anything but I just feel like all the temporal focuses and possession I had before really don't mean a thing compared to whats really important in life. I suppose that was the true meaning of Christ's words when he said, "lay not your treasures up on Earth...but lay up for yourself treasures in heaven". Basically all that we know temporally and physically will come to an end of its existence at some point, only those things which are of a spiritual significance will rise again with us.Anyways the highlights for this week was first and foremost that my dawg JunJun passed his baptismal interview with flying colors and is all set and ready to go for February 8th! Also we had 15 LAs at church today which was incredible that's probably the most important statistic we keep tract of other than baptisms and investigators at church. 15 LAs and 4 investigators is by far the best our ward has done since I've been here and its just awesome to see how much our ward has been stepping up lately. We finally got a home teaching program going which is fantastic because they gave assignments to visit LA families first. This should do two things for us as a ward. One, increase the amount of fellowshiping and activity for LAs in our area. Two, give our priesthood holding brethren an opportunity to serve, grow, and develop. Not only that but our ward missionaries have stepped up to the plate as well and we have some many more people asking to work with us now instead of us having to go try and tract them down! I expect huge things will be done here in San Jose because these members are taking the Lord's call to hasten the work of salvation. We are far from where we can be as a ward but we are certainly headed in the right direction and the Lord will be on our side as we continue to put His work before our own.
Also we went to Avilon Zoo today which is the largest in the Philippines daw, and you get to play with the animals way more than would be acceptable or safe in an American zoo so it was prettyyyy fun. I made this MASSIVE white tiger mad and he jumped up on the cage wall, it was cool.
Kapayapaan,Elder Krueger T
Trying on hats in the market. (These would be great for shade & rain!)