Sunday, April 27, 2014

Holy Week!

We started off last week with Zone conference on Tuesday.  President Rahlf and Sister Rahlf talked about the power of conversion through the Book of Mormon and the Atonement.  It was the best Zone conference I've ever been to.  President Rahlf talked about how Joseph Smith couldn't have written the Book of Mormon without help from God.  He talked about how during the translation when Emma was the scribe, Joseph Smith, in the middle of translating, looked up and asked, "Does Jerusalem have walls around it?"  That's just one of a hundred things that he couldn't have known unless he was a prophet of God.   President Rahlf is basically a genius and has read the Book of Mormon so many times he decided to read it backwards from the last book to the first just so he could say he did it.  When he bore his testimony about the book, it wasn't like an I know, it was like an I KNOW!  They also talked about the Atonement of Jesus Christ and told us as each companionship to make a special message about the Atonement of Jesus Christ for Easter. 

 Here in the Philippines they don't really celebrate Easter like we do, but they are really big about Holy Week. Over 90% of the population here is Catholic.  For their celebrations here they sing all week and have a bunch of rules they follow, like you can't leave your house one day and stuff like that so you can better remember Jesus Christ.

It was cool to share our special message about Jesus Christ and how he lived and died for us so that we can live again.  It was also cool to realize we remember Jesus Christ every week through the sacrament and everyday.  We don't just remember him one week a year.  

This week was an awesome week.  Seriously really good, because I think everyone, not just us, was thinking of Christ a little more. 
I just watched 'Because of Him' on and if you haven't seen it go watch it.  It's freaking awesome I get to teach people about Him everyday.  

Mahal kita.
Fishing in the Canal

They circumcise at age 10 here! ;)

#BecauseOfHim I get to live with my family again.

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