this week has been super duper spiritual. I have learned so much and feel
like I am more the missionary that Heavenly Father needs me to be. We
aren't really expecting any changes because of the disaster. Visaya is
essentially a completely different country. They speak a different
language and it is fairly far away. So I will let you know if anything
changes but don't expect anything to change.
So I don't know if you
ever saw any of the blog posts about Brother Pete. I know that the
Carlos' did a couple and I know he is in one of the Rahlf's posts. He is
an American that was a member of the military here in the Philippines back in the
day. He found a Filipina and decided to move back. He is a huge
help to this mission. He cooks at almost every zone conference and he
provides souvenirs for missionaries at essentially wholesale price. All
he does is go around doing good. Salt Lake heard about him and sent a
bunch of camera-men out to do a piece for in between conference.
So we are all excited to see Brother Pete on TV. Be watching for
This week things got
really interesting. I realized that I will probably only have 2 more
weeks in this area... I honestly love this area and so I have been trying
to let loose. There was a quote last conference that said "Don't die
with your music still in you." I will not leave this area with my
music still in me.
I was able to get my
hands on a copy of "The Other Side of Heaven." (it has been approved
by President.) I realized that I really have it good. I have so
many luxuries (even in the Philippines) that I have taken for granted. I
am always safe, I have running water, I get mail, I can go to the store, I can
email, I have a companion, the branch is established, I speak the language, and
many more. I am so grateful for what I have!
So pretty much that is it... I love you all. I am doing great and am committing to be a better missionary every day. Missionary work is hard but it is so worth it.