Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Wk 93 August 15, 2011
This week absolutely stunk! Joke. This week was...rad. I don't know if I have written very much about our investigator Erma. She is the mother of 3 of the kids who are recent converts. Erma has been taught by the missionaries for probably about a year now. She just recently had a baby so she hasn't been able to come to church for the last little while. This last week we have been fasting for her and her family. We had a few really good lessons over at their house. The next Sunday Erma came to church. All the members were way nice to her and she really enjoyed the classes.
Our investigator named Nanette also came to church. That was awesome too. Armando didn't come though. We were really excited for him to come to church and he was excited too. But when the member from our branch went to pick him up, he wasn't feeling well, he said, so he didn't come. Okay though, next week.
We held an activity on Saturday. It went really well. We had about 20 of the 30 branch members attend so that was good. We did the balloon object lessons. They were all laughing hard. Then we did a few more object lessons, then practiced how to contact people that have just experienced life changing experiences. (new baby, death, new move in, etc.) We made them all practice how to introduce the church and invite them. Then we had ice cream. I am pretty excited though for the follow up. We will be visiting them throughout this next few weeks following up and hear about the 5 people they have contacted.
This week I kind of got frustrated with the language. We speak Tagalog when we are at the house, then Aklanon when we teach. I have been having a hard time speaking straight because 4 different words for what I want to say pop into my head at once when I speak. I think I am speaking my own made up language of Taglishaklonggo. I have been praying and fasting for help.
I hope things are going well with Kyle and Kierston’s move. I am excited that you will be close when I get home. I just want you all to know that I love you, and I love this church and the knowledge that we have and get to share with others.
Till we talk again,