Our new t-shirts (thats probably why we’re broke)
This week was a really good week in the service of the Lord!! We were able to have some really good lessons and experience some miracles also!! Our investigators with a baptismal date have been really well, we have been helping each of them strengthen there faith and build there testimony!! We were able to meet with a family last week. We just met the mum and she invited to teach herself and her husband. It was so good just to really sit down and teach a family (because here in the Philippines it is also just the mum’s home and the dads “never have time”). She was a referral from a ward member and since we have met them they have come to church 2 Sunday’s in a row. It really goes to show the effectiveness of members helping the missionaries!! We had one day this week where we had this meal pancit 3 times in one day man my stomach was langa (aching) and everytime someone went to offer I said “it was okay we just had a meal already” but e eku hoa (my companion) man she kept saying yes so they would make me a plate too haha but yeah lets just say i am never eating pancit again!!
He reminds me of aunty rinas Nela 🙂
We also visited the furthest area in our boundary it is probably San Souci to home and after a long day of walking around that area we had to walk back as there were no tricycle’s or jeepni’s. We got told the next day by a member that he saw us walking and that there was a big accident on the road we were just walking on and he advised us to not walk too late again in that area (like we had a choice) It was just a crazy reminder how much the Lord guides his servants and just his timing for us!!! All in all this week was a really good week filled with alot of trials and blessings 🙂
This week in my personal study I am finally up to 3 Nephi and I was reading over 3 Nephi 3:14-15, this is when the nephites and lamanites joined in arm to defend themselves against the Gadianton robbers , so there captain (forgot the name sorry) told them to strengthen there fortifications around and in verse 15 he declared repentence to them, these scripture verses stood out to me because he didnt just ask them to prepare themselves physically but also spiritually!! There was a quote once given by Elder Dallin. H. Oaks he said ” And the preparation most likely to be neglected is the one less visible and difficult ” and i am so guilty of that!!! Being on the mission i have really come to know the importance of spiritual things and how much I can help others prioritise the spiritual things in life!! Example when there’s ward conference or general conference whats the first thing people think of oh what are we going to eat after the session instead of what should we do to prepare our minds and spirit for the conference its these things that we can do better and help prepare ourselves both physical and most importantly spiritually!!
That’s really all from me. This week is going to be a busy week we have Zone Conference on Wednesday and then a family week activity with our ward on Saturday (they have a family week activity for the ward every year) so we’re pretty excited for it and hoping our investigators are able to attend!! My companion is good, of course just feed her and shes okay haha but man she was heaps angry at me because of my tongan one of our activity’s for CLS is to write words in tongan from A-Z and man i realised how hut my tongan is and she got angry at me haha she was like if we weren’t missionaries I would taai you right now haha wehhhh As for me i am good I’m always good! I had an experience earlier this morning, I was just feeling a little overwhelmed then I took off my watch because my wrist was itching and I went to look at the back of it and saw a name which read Melesisi Hopoate. I never saw it at the back before, today was the first time i saw it and it was a great reminder of who I am serving too.
Service Project Before
Service Project After
I love and miss you guys heaps but i know you both are well, thank you for your hard work for this family it never goes unnoticed please never forget that!! You are not just preparing us now but for the future. I am so thankful I was raised up in a home with a gospel foundation, that is the greatest love you could have ever show me!!! Please look after yourselves and take care always!!