Tatay George and fam :)
|Nanay Pabiona. Funniest lady ever!|
So first off, I had to buy luggage on Monday afternoon since the rats ruined mine. I was planning to buy two pieces of luggage for 130 bucks and guess what, the price tags were actually wrong and so I ended up buying two luggages for only 95 bucks! And it came with a free backpack! Smart shopping talaga..
This week was definitely sick week. Sister Elix got super sick on Wednesday and is still getting over it. She had like a fever, and a sore throat and like every symptom haha. So we didn’t have a lot of work this week, but we did our best with the time that we had. MJ came to church this week and so did Grandieur. MJ’s baptismal date is july 2nd so its coming up pretty soon :) she has found a lot of friends at church so she is doing really good!
We have been working with the Morales family lately. We taught Tatay George last monday and he kinda told us his whole life story. When he was growing up, he really didn’t have his parents around and when they were around, they just weren’t good examples for him. That’s when he started doing bad things and smoking a ton, because he was never taught right and wrong. Now he's in his state right now because of what he did and he regrets it so much. But he told us that he's going to make sure that he's gonna be a good father for his kids. Even though he can’t go to church, he pushes them to go to church. Sister elix and I were getting a little teary eyed. This guy has just had a hard life… but it definitely testified to me of the importance of families and how much trouble a family can save us from.
We have another potential investigator this week. Her name is Baby and she is about 55 years old. She is really great and God is preparing her so much. Ever since we first started teaching her, she accepted our message immediately. This week we taught her about prophets and Christ's church on the earth and then she asked a random question, How can I receive the fulness of the atonement of Christ in my life? and so we shared about the gospel steps. And then she brought up her concern. She was like, so if I get baptized in your church, then of course I would go to your church every sunday. The only problem is that all my family goes to the Methodist church on Sunday (which is like 2 minute walk away, mormon church is 20 min drive) and so if I joined your church, they would hate it and it would drive our family apart. I didn’t really have any idea what to say to her because that problem is super tough. But we just brought it back to the basics and told her to pray to know if our message is true, and if she knows and acts on that witness, that the Lord will provide her a way and soften the hearts of her family. What would you all say in that situation??! I am very interested to hear your advice haha.
On Saturday, we were able to go to a baptism of an 8 year old in our area. We have been teaching her all of the lessons because her parents are totally inactive and so her sibilings have been really asking us to help with preparation for her baptism. Haha it was the cutest thing. The water is like super cold in the font and so when they baptized her she came shooting straight out of the water cause she was freezing hahaha.
Anyways, that was our week! I love you all and I know this church is true!
|Mother and son :)|
|My favorite thing here! It’s like this coconut thing wrapped up in a burnt banana leaf! So good. Sorry this is a selfie, this is the day when sister elix was sick, and I was kinda bored!|