Maganda Hapoon. 24th – 30th Mar 2017

Man thats so crazy reading that because i was talking with Sister Taofi about papa this week about the same exact thing and now to see that papas been having a problem with it is just crazy!!!! Sister Taofi and i are in awe right now!!!!!!!!! but i will make sure to pray for papa i know he has this under control but just for comfort i guess!! But thats cool you guys went to eat umu (i miss tongan food so much) at aunty manakos house she would of loved it!! and thank you for taking the time out to do the commitment, wont lie it is a hard commitment but it really does help you do all the little to make great things come to pass with more heart, and you will really see it change your life!! and trust me ive missed being at home too mum but honestly theres no place i would rather be then where i am right now i couldnt see myself being this happy at home!!! so im missing home but this is MY HOME now mum, and mate i wasnt that challenging as a kid 🙂 haha

this week was so good i learnt so much about myself and about Philippines!! (they dont say the Ph as f they say as P if you know what i mean) well everyday was like any other day in class learning the language has become a little easier way better then before but it is still hard!! we went proselyting this week for the first time this week and man was it such a blessing!!!

SiS Faalogo and I

i got paired up with a Samoan girl from Sydney her name is Sister Faalogo villawood stake im pretty sure, she was my trainer and honestly hands down the best trainer she has 12 weeks or less to go on her mission and hardly spoke any English it was just so good to hear her speak and you can just tell she is throwing herself into this work!! i rode a tricycle for the first time its a guy legit on a bike and we either sit behind him on a chair or inside (and normally should fit 3 australian normal size bodies but here it can fit like 6 people not even lying ive witnessed it myself its crazy) well anyways i actually thought i was going to die because the dude wanted to ride on the other side of the road the hut guy!!

In the tricycle

but we got off and Sister Faalogo thought to bear her testimony and man legit 3 mins she picked up an investigator just from her testimony how crazy is that!! we then went to a discussion with a fellow investigator her name i forgot lol but im pretty sure it was along the lines of Sister Fernadoz actually yeah it is i just cant spell it she is a old lady and lives by herself and man mum when i walked into her house it legit not over exaggerating it was the size of ami’s room her kitchen and bedroom it was so sad, when we walked in i didnt even know i was in a house the roof was like a roof and like the path outside looked excatly like her house inside if that makes sense anyways i went to walk in and Sister Faalogo took off her shoes and honestly in my head i was like oryep im not taking off my shoes thats hut and she had a dog as well so i hell no did i want to be walking in that house with no shoes but i did it anyways mum but it was hard anyways it was such a good lesson we taught about the plan of salvation (plano ng kaligitasan) sister faalogo did most of the work and i just bore my testimony in tagalog but one of our district goals is to invite someone to baptism and so i felt prompted to anyways i did and she said she would pray about it i didn’t even care if she declined i just felt so good saying it. because of old age its hard for her to remember the last lessons taught but she is getting there. Sister Faalogo wanted to take me to the provens side and mum it is so sad the way they live like its just so fakaofa!!! anyways we met three ladys all catholic backgrounds except one i think she was born again christian anyways they were curious of who we were and layunin (purpose) so Sister Faalogo asked if they could have a discussion the next day and they were like oh can we have it now? i was like ok yeah lets have it anyways Sister Faalogo looked at me and said hey you teach whatever you feel prompted to teach and i was like are you sure my tagalog isn’t good and she quickly reminded me to let the spirit be the teacher it speaks many languages so i said yep anyways i felt prompted to teach about the plan of salvation and focus on what our layunin is on earth!! it was a really good lesson and i really learnt alot the spirit was so strong oh and by the way this house is smaller then amis room and has one gas thing a pot and then bed and fan so when we walked in i was already humbled from the first experience so we took our shoes off and just sat on the floor it just got normal to do that now!! but yeah then we went street contacting which was so good and then i was finished but mum i really learnt alot from that experience i really did humble myself like i have so much at home i took for granted while these people are happy enough to have one pot you know its just such a humbling experience!!!
we went to the temple this week and a met a couple from my mission CAYUAN and they were so cool the guy served in samoan speaking mission in wellington new zealand and the girl served here in IloIlo southern part. they said they cant wait for me “to come because they will look after me” when they said that really made me feel at home and im not even there yet you know!! i also met a lady who came from earlwood Sydney to do her husbands baptism for the dead because he had to wait a year and she came all the way to do it for him how sweet is that man!!! but also met little kids who were seven but one really reminded me of anthony its so funny!! like his hair, clothes and confidence too haha it was so funny!!
but yeah thats all that really happened this week im still learning alot about myself and i love it all my 3 weaknesses haha but i miss home so much and i miss both of you mum and dad i will write a commitment when i come back which will probably be 9 or 10 aus time because i need to go do shopping so till then LOVE YOU HEAPS MUM AND DAD!!!

my commitment for this week in which is one of my district goals this week is too be Diligent in your work we are trying to adapt christlike attributes in our work but also individual lives so diligence is one of them so find the meaning fam and put it into work i love you all so much!!!



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