So yeah November is
here. I would just like start out with One Year Na Lang! I promise
I'm not trunky. This week was good. Our numbers weren't the best
because of other activities however every time our numbers are a little bit
lower, those are the weeks where I see the most success. The young man
that I talked about last week, that wants to go on a mission, has an interview
this week for the Melchizedek Priesthood. We were pretty excited.
And we had a bunch of less active members at sacrament. Our
Sacrament attendance is typically around 60. This week it went above 90.
We were all super excited. Our branch president is going to start
having meetings with the leaders to get the branch more organized. And we
had investigators at church. To top it off, I had some really cool
realizations. The first was during sacrament meeting. My first two
areas were great but to be completely honest until I got to this area I struggled with the branches. But during Sacrament yesterday I felt this
overwhelming love for this branch and the area. It is almost for sure that
I will be transferred in December and that thought made my heart hurt. I
really have grown to love this area. I will go wherever I am needed but I
would be completely happy to finish out my mission here.
The second realization
was last night. We stopped at a members house; we were talking and the topic turned to
marriage and Nanay said something profound. She said that when ever her
husband comes home she hides because it is nice to hear him ask where she is
every day when he gets home. I thought it was a little weird but then I
thought about it for a minute and realized that mom doesn't hide but whenever
she is in the back room the first thing out of dads mouth is, "hi bud, how
are you? Where is mom?" I love that I am on the other side of
the world but I am still learning from my parents. Thank you for your
Oh yeah I have
pictures. We went to one of the Baranggays (neighborhoods) called
Kalabaza (squash or pumpkin) We walked to the very end and found a river
we also found a very wealthy Indian family that just so happen to be members.
I am praying for a dinner appointment. I have missed Indian food.
The Young man is Sady. He is the one preparing for the mission.