Monday, July 26, 2010
Wk 26 Iloilo Mission begins
Hey super sorry I didn't get to email on Monday. Woah, so you guys are in Europe right now! That is so crazy. That came up fast, I didn't know you would already be there by now. It sounds like a ton of fun. I wish I could see Hana and Petr! How are they doing! How is the whole Cermak family? Tell them I love them again and tell Hana there really is a letter on its way...I just haven't sent it yet...It’s done though! Writing friends more has been a big goal of mine.
So things are kind of crazy right now. I changed companions...Elder Booth is my new companion. He is from Las Vegas. My first American comp. I am super excited. He is really Sagad (skilled) in the Language and at teaching. I will send you pictures as soon as I get a hold of a camera connecter that goes to the computer.
This transfer has probably been the hardest transfer for me. I realized a lot of things I need to work on. Just lately I have been able to take a step back and see how I am doing. My motivation from the MTC to where I am now. I have been too worried about language and other things so that I think I have forgotten about what this work is about and what is my calling. Sometimes I think I am learning too much about myself and not doing enough of the errands of the Lord.
Sometimes the fact that I have already been here for 6 months kind of scares me. It’s already been six months. Boom! 1/4...Done! I still can barely share a part of my testimony and excitement of the Gospel to the Filipinos.
So...here is how the work is going in Molo 2. We baptized Bro. Alba 2 weeks ago. Bro Alba is an older guy...probably your ages mom and dad...sorry...you’re pretty old now. He had a stroke awhile back that pretty much changed his life. He used to smoke, and drink, and wasn't that great of a father. As of now, we have been taking him to church in a make shift broken wheel chair. Whenever we go to teach him he usually cries and tell us to come back tomorrow. So the other week we were able to baptize him. We wheeled him to the church, got him dressed and both me and Elder Garcia we able to baptize him in about 3 feet of water. It was a really neat baptism. We are still teaching Sheryl Flores. She is progressing like crazy and will be baptized on July 16th. In our lessons with Sheryl we used Cebuano, Tagalog, English, and Illango. So sometimes I don't have a clue what is being said. That’s alright though.
Well I hope I can tell you more of what is going on here on the Island of Panay next week. I love you all so much, and have been thinking of you guys a lot to the point of a little homesickness. But now I am set and ready to work, and hardly think of you at all. Nah Langow lang. I enjoy all of your emails.
A lot of love,