Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wk 97 September 12, 2011
Minamahal kong pamilya,
What a week. This week flew by way fast. Just like always it was a challenging but rewarding week. We are planning for 1 baptism this week on Saturday right after I get back from Iloilo, and 3 baptisms the following week.
Mar is the brother of a kid in our ward. Their family is almost all members expect for him, Mar, and their oldest brother. We have been teaching Mar for about 4 weeks now. He is a really fun kid to teach. He is 17 years old and since he has listened to the gospel he is changing for good. We taught about the Ten Commandments the other day and we went through with him the steps of repentance and committed him to repent. He said he would repent. He's doing great and will be ready to be baptized by the end of this week.
Irma, is a miracle woman. She is sooooo ready to be baptized on the 24th. Right now we are just reviewing lessons and answering her questions.
We taught Gracelee yesterday. I don't know if you remember but she is the wife of a long time less active member that recently started coming back to church. Our first meeting we met with Gracelee we committed her to be baptized on the 24th of Sept and pray about that day. We haven't been able to teach her until yesterday, two weeks later. We followed up with her on how her prayer was and how she felt about the 24th. She said she is willing. She is ready to be baptized on the 24th. This week we will be going to teach her every day, so she will be ready for the 24th.
Alfonso comes back from Manila this next week, so we will be working with him for his baptism also hopefully on the 24th. Also we met an awesome kid the other day. He has a really strong desire though to find the truth. We taught him the first lesson about the restoration of the gospel. As we were talking about the spirit with him, he said that he felt something while he was reading the pamphlet at his house. He said he just felt really good while he read about Joseph Smith and his vision.
So pretty much the work is going great. We are pretty blessed to be able to teach people that are interested and willing to make and keep commitments. It makes such a big difference.
Not everyone has been progressing though. Some investigators that attended church with us a few weeks back are now hiding from us which has been way sad.
We have been learning Aklanon everyday from a member in our ward. That’s been way fun. Well, I think that is about it for now. Love you all. See ya soon, and talk to you next week.
Filipino Fact of the Week:
Air Conditioning is called Air Con
The bathroom is called CR for Comfort Room
You ask for a tissue instead of a napkin.
You say "Take Out" if you want to get your food to go.
When you walk into a restaurant they say "Happy Morning!"