This week has been
busy. Many great experiences. To start out we had our quarterly
interviews with president on Tuesday. The AP's just call
missionaries out of district meeting one at a time to meet with president one
on one. So they called me in and we started talking and of course
president asked me how I was doing and if I needed anything. He then
followed it up with I'm so proud of you and because of that I think you should
train... I'm pretty sure my jaw was somewhere near my ankles...
So I guess I am training for the next couple cycles.
Transfers are on Wednesday.
So we were walking
down the road near our apartment at the start of the week and I had the
impression to OYM an older gentleman who was watering some trees in front of his
house. We greeted him in Tagalog of course and his response
was,"sorry I don't speak Tagalog." It turns out that he is
from Missouri and is staying with his sister for a few months as a
vacation. We only had Tagalog pamphlets with us at the time so we told
him that we would bring him an English one. We had to dig for
an old dusty English Restoration pamphlet in the cupboard but we gave it to him
the next day and set up a return appointment. When we went back for the
appointment, he let us in and had a bunch of good questions. We committed
him to pray about what we taught to know that it was true. His response
was, "Of course its true." Elder Daluz and I were dumbfounded,
we had no idea what to say. He then followed up with I would like to hear
more about the Book of Mormon and maybe be able to read it.
Again we were dumbstruck. If there were ever a golden investigator,
its this guy. We have an appoint tomorrow to teach about the Book of
Mormon. Hopefully we will be able to get one of the senior couples to
come fellowship with us tomorrow.
We also found a family
on Tuesday that may also be golden investigators. I told you
last week about OYMing people. I was on a split and we was a
man out on his porch. We were just planning to
give him the pamphlet but he invited us and so we started to teach. They
understood everything and the spirit was so super strong. They had super
good questions. They are 7th Day Adventists and are super familiar with
The Bible. They would quote verses from The Bible during our lessons and
they were all exactly correct. No false doctrine and everything they said
added to the lesson. We have not had the opportunity to teach them again
but I'm excited for when we can.
We also had a less
active family come to church for the second week in a row and the one son even
passed the sacrament. This family really has great potential. We
are really focusing on them because they know its true they just need to
continue acting and building their testimony (kinda like all of us.)
Lauren thank you for
your mission story. I enjoyed reading it. I'm still waiting for one
from the others... :)
Other than that I
don't have much else to say. The Church is True! I love you all.
And I will talk to you next week
picture I sent you with the two girls with Elder Daluz and I are being baptized
on Saturday. They have been really great investigators. The older
one is Arlene and the younger one is Angela. Elder Daluz is kinda bummed
that he won't be able to go to the baptism. I guess that is just how it