emotions and I won't lie, about everyday I get sad when investigators
aren't home or plans fall through, but then I get over it and think
about who else can we help? For example, our investigator wasn't
home, so we were walking and I said hello to this woman and
talked to her about her children. We told her we were
missionaries, then she let us in, then we taught lesson one, then she
had all the same questions as Joseph sSmith, then she committed to
pray, then we got a return appointment, and I just love her. (that
may or may not have been a very long sentence. LOL) So yeah, that's
We also received a very sad text from one of our investigators saying
she couldn't continue our lessons. Hello broken heart! But we
decided to stop by anyways and try to "resolve the concern" and you
know what? We did! I had prayed hard for a miracle and studied to
know how to help her. And my prayers were answered.
We helped her understand that she just needs to pray for an answer.
Also, yesterday our 10 year old investigator from a less active family
came to church! With the whole fam! Mom, brother, sister, uncle, and
grandma! I was ecstatic that they are acting on their faith!!
OH YEAH! MERRY CHRISTMAS! Welcome to September in the Philippines
where they start celebrating now! Amazing. Four months of Christmas.
I might just be in heaven.
I have also been asked to speak at my first zone conference in a
couple weeks.... oh my gulay. (gulay=vegetable. yes. common phrase
here.) That means I have to speak for ten minutes about how to use
the Book of Mormon effectively in front of 150 missionaries and my
mission president. Yay. It will be a cool experience and I
can get it over with early in my mission!
Also, I am sending a pic of these little girls who always play right
outside of the chapel. They are like the missionary fan club!
Everyday when we walk by, they come running, "Ate! Ate!"
(Ah-tay=older sister) and we have to shake every one of their hands.
My favorite little girl is they one on the left of me covered by the
other ones. She always puts out her left hand to shake and it is the
cuuuutest thing. haha <3
I just can't believe how much I have already learned on my mission.
My testimony has grown. I was just re-reading my farewell talk, and I
looked at it in disgust. I feel like I have become spiritually
smarter. I know this gospel and it's beauty. I am always improving
and growing and that is apart of it. To continually change and repent
so we can return to our perfect Father in Heaven. Mahal ko kayo
lahat! Ingat kayo!
Doctrine and Covenants 35:8