Sister Madison May Healey
Philippines Tacloban Mission
511 Maharlika Highway
Fatima Village
Tacloban City, LEYTE 6500

Monday, September 5, 2016

Merry Christmas

Maupay na Kulop!! 

Hello world. It is September now, WHICH MEANS ... it is now Christmas in the Philippines. haha As soon as the "Brrr" months start, it is Pasko na, and I'm not even joking. The other day when we were out eating at this little restaurant, Mariah Carey's Christmas Album came on. It was awesome but also kinda crazy. Houses here are set up and ready to go for Christmas in 3 months. They already have Christmas trees set up. . . I love the Philippines. 

In fact, the other day, in celebration for one of our RC's birthday, they had Videoke (an all-time favorite of Filipinos) and demanded that Sister Russon and I sing.  It's not allowed for missionaries because almost all of it is Babylon songs, BUT they had some Christmas songs so we sang "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "The First Noel." haha It was so fun. Why isn't that a bigger thing in America? 

We had MLC this week so we went to Tacloban and I had a reunion with some of my batch from the MTC and with Sister Prudencio! It was so fun being able to catch up with friends in the mission. It is so crazy how fast time flies. 

This morning for P-day we got up early and went to Buri Baras Beach with the District and some members. It was super relaxing and a nice way to start the day. One of the members in the Branch, Tatay Cortan, drove us out on his tricycle (motor with side-car), and then we just hung out there for a while. Some people there were selling fresh Buko!!! (Coconut)  I was SO excited! It has been over 6 months, since I have last had fresh Buko. It was when I was still in Biliran. So this morning was pretty great. :) 

Sister Russon and I are doing great. We are sweating buckets and are haggard 24/7. It's a million degrees and somehow we still are not tan, but that's the missionary life and I love it. (Not the sweating part) 

Hope you all have a great week. 


Sister Healey

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