Tuesday, May 31, 2011


 Well I am in Manggapsang branch close to Masville.  Our branch and Masville branch meet at the same church and I met some people that knew Taylor Lines because Masville was one of his area's.  They love him here, oh man  the people who knew him and I clicked just like that.  It was way fun to talk to them and meet them. My area looks like I am in livin' the life of Jack on the show Lost.  I'm in the mountains and I teach the "others" that live on top of huge mountains. My first thought was there could be nobody that lives up there but sure enough there are 4 houses up there. Dang I love it, I hike 40 minutes up to our investigators houses we have like 4 neighborhoods that we teach in but they are all like around 30 to 60 minutes away from each other. Oh and we have to stop work at the max at 7:30 pm and start heading home, cause if we go past that time we won't be able to find a ride home and then we will have to walk home (honestly) for 2 hours.  So its important that we find a ride. The first night we didn't get a ride home, dang that was a long walk.  The house is nice for 2 of us, we have a nice hammock outside that I like swinging on in the morning and if we are home on time; I like swinging on it at night. The only bad thing is that the shower is ice cold freezing dang dang dang! Dude you would die honestly! My comp is Elder Peterson from Layton, Utah.  He is not the same Peterson from the MTC  whose parents you talk to though.  We have a good time together its way fun. My old comp stayed in my last area, he is now training. and then I transferred on Wednesday. The branch is good we have 25 people that come to Church. It is all good and some strong people out here.  It's an awesome area.  I enjoy it so much; though yes i was mad to leave and I still miss the people in my old area but this area that I am in is awesome.
Sounds like everything is good back home and if i send pictures you have to, too.  Take a lot of pictures of Lake Powell and send them please.  Have fun at home while I have fun here. Be safe I'm excited to hear the girl camp story of the week. Sad about Houston Elementary, I cant believe we're done all of us. You should go back and work as the librarian or something ha. Welp. tell everyone i love them and love you fam!

elder heywood

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Just got this quick note today...

Hello fam,

I'm transferring and I'm sad, I wish I could stay here but I will let you know more of what is happening next week.

Here are some pics from Hinigaran:

love elder heywood
Everything is good here, I just hope I don't get transferred.  I want to stay here one more.  It is so nice and we are about to break through with these 3 families:  Billermo, Maestracampo, Jong.  I want to stay and see them progress.  Everything else is good.

I heard about the wedding, cool.  Anything else going on down in the USA.  Congrats to KT and Aaron.

Thank you family just for everything, without you guys I'm noting and I don't know where I would be without you.  So thank you.

Go for the Nixon if it is nice and sturdy and can last me the mission.  Either that or the freestyle; whichever is the most waterproof; go for it.  Get the cheaper one.  Thank you very much!

I will let you know what happens for transfers.

elder heywood

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sounds like a good week for you guys.  Dang I'm trying to send some pictures but I'm having a rough time.  I will still keep trying. I heard a lot of the news from everyone today, everyone sounds great!

We had a great week here,  we went to the jubilee so that was fun and I want to send some of those pictures to you but I'm having troubles.  After the phone call last week, we went to a wedding and the husband is not a member but we taught him this week and it was a great lesson the spirit was strong.  We didn't even have to teach him really, he understood everything.  We finally got this one girl to come to church with some members her name is Carlamae.  She is way fun, she is pregnant and 21 and her boyfriend is a fool he gets all jealous of us when we teach and we ask him to sit with us and he just gets all mad so we end up leaving.  Her friends that are members say they fight all the time and she always cries but then we see her she is always happy and singing even though her life is falling apart.  It's very sad but inspiring to me. We will just try and help her feel good and overcome her trials and that answer is the gospel.

How is Shaun?  Parker sent me a couple pictures, to me he looks strong and happy.  
Yeah, I heard about Lindsey, what the heck haha...winning on the Price is Right would be sweet. 

Love you and thank you,

elder heywood

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sorry it was so late last night, I would of had you call earlier but the Elder that's good on the computer talked foreverto his family, like 4 hours no joke and I didn't want to push him off.  Thank you for inviting Jake and Madison; I loved my call I'm still on top of the world and I think I just broke my toe playing basketball but I don't care I got to hear from my family so it doesn't matter.  Thank you mom; you're the best and our family is the best and I love you guys.  I wouldn't be anywhere in my life if I didn't have you guys.  Really you are amazing family and tell the distant family I say hello.   It was good to hear you all and hear you laugh; sorry it was a bad connection.  Next time I will try to find a land line or something.  Well, Mom I got to go thank you so much again.

love elder heywood

Monday, May 2, 2011

I am calling on Sunday night around 9, hope that's OK with you.
That made me miss the family movies that Chris would always bust out on Sundays. Yeah, I hated my voice back then gosh. But I am now serving in the Philis now and I cant believe it, I wake up some times and I'm this far away.

Sounds like you guys had a good week, but you guys missed a good baptism and all that jazz!  Sis Roselyn Dulce was baptized then we had the Philis Jubilee on Sunday that we watched.  It is the 50th year the church has been in the Philis so yeah that was cool to watch at the stake center.  It was the celebration kick off in Manilla that we watched from the satellite.

I got your package, thank you so much for all the ties the ward will love it.  All the men and boys will love it actually. Tell the ward thank you so much! 
Also we had a huge fiesta in Hinigaran this week it was way fun a lot of partying. I have some good pictures and we had a great karaoke night with our neighbors Saturday night.  Haha the Filipino people love karaoke and there are karaoke bars everywhere.  They always rent karaoke machines for parties so our neighbors had one it was way fun to screw around with that.
I will answer all your questions on Sunday night if that's OK so write them down. 8:30 or 9 o'clock pm for you guys and Monday morning for me. I hope everything works out and if not I will probably get to try again the next week if it doesn't work.  Sorry there is no official time but I'm in the Philis so yeah that's all i can say about that. Love you all and talk to you this Sunday.
love elder heywod