I am not sure how to describe this week.. But it was good, really good!
Tuesday put a dent in our work but I think it was for the greater good. The church was locked so we ended up having District meeting at some park which was really interesting haha We had had some companionships in our zone that were really really struggling! The ward members were getting involved and rumors and stuff were spreading, it was all pretty bad. Our mission president wanted us to take care of the problem and report back to him. So we met with the bishops and Stake President and everything went well the same night we made a surprise stop by the Elder's apartment and gave them some interviews. It was a full day ordeal so we didn't get to teach any lessons and we were so late in the other area we just had to walk home because it was too late for buses. We were fortunate enough to have a truck driver stop and give us a ride home. He was only speaking Tagalog though so that was fun.
The rest of the week we were just all over our area.. we had really narrowed down who our progressing investigators were and we needed to start finding! And the ward is finally helping! They gave us some pretty quality referrals this week! We really hope some good can come from it!
I don't have too much to write today sorry about that, our week was just packed with a lot of walking and working and I have never really been good at the whole email thing! Just pray for me to get better at that! ;)
So I think I talked about RoseMary? She is this referral we got a while ago who already had a testimony about missionary work and the church because she always sees missionaries walking. Anyway she was going to be baptized this week but she wanted to change her date so she could be baptized on the 3rd of October which is the same dated as one of her kids birthdays that died.. But that's a whole different story! We really wanted her to be baptized this week but of course if the 3rd is special to her we were happy to move it! But the hope isn't lost for this weekend! RoseMary's daughter Roselinda is hopefully going to be baptized she had a problem with all of the vices.. and she is only 15.. BUT we taught her about fasting and we fasted with her and yesterday at church she said that she's all good! BOOM!
I guess to close this all off I just wanted to talk about Priesthood and even though I didn't have any crazy experiences with that recently we were able to give a few blessings yesterday, actually it seems like we always are. I am just very grateful for the priesthood and all the blessings that we can receive from it.
The food situation is weird. I have gotten really sick of everything haha rice is good and all but we just really aren't that good of cooks! haha hopefully we will get better but there is only so much you can do with chicken and rice!
It's been a year since I left the states, this time last year I was in Manila! That was an adventure! Life is good!
Palanggo ko kamo!
|District Meeting in the Park|
I don't have any pictures this week! haha but I got some pictures from back in the day so here's a little flashback!