Sunday, April 19, 2015

Conference Week

"The living prophet is more important to us than a dead prophet... God's revelation to Adam did not instruct Noah to build the Ark. Noah needed his own revelation. Therefore the most important prophet, so far as you and I are concerned, is the one living in our day and age to whom the Lord is currently revealing his will for us." -Erza Taft Benson  Conference this last week was really good!  I think the Saturday sessions were better than the Sunday sessions.

We had only two investigators make it to conference this week which is not bad considering we had to watch it in a different barangay.  Sister Flordelisa this week is still doing great and passed her baptismal interview.  She will be baptized this Saturday!

This week other than conference was kind of boring.  Nothing much happened.  We've still just been trying to find new people but I think this area is the most I've ever been denied or ran from.

A little while ago I forgot to tell you that we ate dog.  I didn't know it was dog at first because they told me it was something else.  I ate a whole lot of it and then my body started to feel a little warmer than usual.  That's when I realized I probably ate dog because everyone here says when you eat dog your body kind of heats up a little bit.  They then told me it was dog.  They made sure it was a clean dog so I didn't get any worms from it.

 Well that's really it this week.  Love you guys!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Holy Week

Nothing too crazy happened this week.  Just doing the same old same old.  We did have something pretty crazy happen to us the other night.  We just finished eating dinner at Nay Olga's house when it was about to hit curfew, so we took off and headed for home.  While walking I hear a gun go off and then all of a sudden I hear a bullet whiz right by our heads.  I kinda ducked and then freaked out at my companion for not doing anything.  He then told me he just thought someone was lighting off fireworks because he's never heard a gun go off before.  I then told him quickly what it was and we walked home really fast after that.  I don't think anyone was aiming to hit us.  They were probably just drunk and wanted to test out their new guns or something.  Either way we got home pretty fast that night.

The bagyo came this week but by the time it hit us we only really got rainstorms that weren't too bad.  It was good to actually get some rain this week to clean everything off because it's been stinking here pretty bad lately.

This week of course here in the Philippines is holy week.  This week, for the Catholics, is the week they remember Christ by taking days off where they can't cook or do anything really.  That made the work really good for us because everyone was home because basically the whole country is closed down.  We focused a lot of our teaching about prophets and about Christ's resurrection.  We made some new contacts this week but they all seem to be really busy.  We did meet this one new lady who seemed really interested.

This week's a good week to be a missionary.  To remember Christ a little more and learn about the resurrection and how many blessings have come into my life because of the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Well nothing really else to write about.  Don't worry about me here I am doing fine. 


Sunday, April 5, 2015

District conference and fasting week

Super busy week this week with everything we had to do.

On Tuesday we taught Nora about fasting for the first time and then asked her if she wanted to start a fast on Saturday night for her to know if the church is true.  She said she would do it and we also invited her to district conference on Sunday.  She went to District conference with us and we talked to her after.  She hasn't received a sure answer yet but she knows it might now come immediately but she's willing to wait.

I also went on splits this week with Elder Johnstun from Texas.  We worked in his area and had a really good time.  He's still pretty new in the area so we kept getting lost which kind of made it fun.  We ended up walking out in the bukid and contacting a part member family which was really awesome.

I had a leadership meeting at the mission home with all the other district leaders and Zone leaders.  It was a really good meeting and I think it'll help me for the future also.  I learned a lot about how God will sustain our righteous actions.  If we don't receive an answer from him immediately then walk by faith and not by sight.

Flor Delisa this week had her baptismal interview.  She came out of the interview pretty disappointed and told me that she wont be getting baptized on the 4th of April because of her coffee problem.  We made sure to go teach her that day so she would realize that to be baptized you have to be completely ready and even though she didn't pass she will still be baptized on the 18th of April if she can avoid coffee.

This was a good week and I'm going to send all the pictures right now hopefully that I wasn't able to send the last couple weeks.

Love you guys!
Elder Tribe