Sunday, July 17, 2011
Wk 89 :) July 17, 2011
I am doing much better now. This week was a good week as far as health. Mom, I will get some more Gatorade. I am always down for gatorade. These past few weeks have definitely been a challenge. It was probably one of the lower times of my mission. Just like you said though, if we don't have these trials, we can't be made perfect :). The Lord loves those he chastens.
We had our Iloilo Mission tour, which means that one of the 70 came and visited the mission. Elder Teh came to Kalibo and we all met and had a really good meeting. One of the biggest things I got out of it was the law of progression. If we are not constantly progressing or think that we have reached a level where we are "doing good" immediately we start to fall back. We can tell ourselves that we will just relax and meander where we are at in life/ take a rest, then continue from where we left off. But that is what satan wants us to think. As soon as we do that, we don't let the lord help us and satan is right there where he has been waiting to push us down the progression scale. Then we have to start over. And sometimes it can be hard to get the momentum going again. After the meeting I think all of us were refreshed and had a new drive to be better disciples of Christ.
I think I already told you that Brother Alfonso finally has a date to be baptized. Last week we explained that setting a date was an act of faith. A way of showing the Lord that this is a goal and trusting that he will help you. Then we gave him a calendar, and had him pray about it. They will be going to Manila for a month so he set his date for Sept 24th. We were just way happy that he finally had the faith to set a goal.
I got my shoes fixed so don't worry about sending me some. It cost me about 6 dollars. My shoes are now probably the coolest missionary shoes ever. The person in our branch that fixed them replaced the bottom with a Basketball shoe bottom. So my shoes have this sweet bright orange bottom. Now whenever I want I can just bust out playing basketball. I also bought some new ones too for church and meetings.
Dad I never said Happy Father's Day to you. I totally forgot. So Happy Father's Day! I hope everything is going well with the new baby and Kierston is recovered good.
Well love you all talk to you again next week.