Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wk 76 April 18, 2011
How is the awesomest family ever doing? I taught a family home evening tonight on the importance of families and made sure to show everyone the picture of our family. It’s the one from at your old house Heidi. I always keep it in my missionary hand book so I can whip it out in time of need. Whenever I show it, they always say that we are all so guapa and guapo. Then they point to Kyle and say is that you Elder Kirschbaum. I say yes. Then they ask who that chubby guy is in the middle and I say that is my brother Kyle. bahaha.
So it is actually 9:16 pm right now. We didn't have a chance to email earlier because we had an early family home evening, we had to race out to this barungay(town) called Calaboa. It is way far away out in the middle of nowhere, so we paid some guy 100pesos ($2.30) so we could get to the FHE on time. It ended up working really well, but I was sssssssooooooo exhausted.
Earlier today we had our zone meeting, which was the BOMB. Me and elder Hadry taught, and it went really well. It was focused on working with members. We did an activity where one elder was blind folded and led around by everyone as two “devils” tried to deceive him. The blind folded elder had to make a peanut butter sandwich, go thru a maze, and a bunch of stuff. At the end was a picture of a temple and pictures of families. We tied it into how the ward is sooo important in leading the investigator every step of the way so what matters most...the temple.
We then did practice with our ward missionaries which was way good.
I have been reading “Our Heritage” this last week and I think that just got me way pumped to work. It gave me a more real look on how awesome this work is, and how lucky I am to be a missionary in the Philippines. Man, I love Joseph Smith and the truth of the restoration.
We have been trying to spread the excitement of the work to our ward, and it worked when this last Sunday me and Elder Hadry went out with like half the ward proselyting and teaching investigators. You are super right Kyle of how much more fun it is with the members. It makes a huge difference when they are involved. Haha but it does take some work, and EXCITEMENT to get them pumped. So now pretty much our ward here in Leganez is the best, and no unhallowed hand will stop the work here from progressing.
I want to tell you so much more in more detail but we have to get back to our house and prepare for the morrow. Sorry I couldn't respond more thoughtfully or something, I just kind of raced this message cause it is so late. But I love you and Will soon see you all again.