Monday, June 23, 2014

Wow. Another week

June 22, 2014  2:49 am EDT.  Wow. Another week

So crazy stuff has happened this week...

Our baptism was great!  He is so prepared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am just so amazed.  He was actually fully taught in his province before he moved to our area.  He is a part member with the cutest kids.  Sophie is the most adorable, cute, and well mannered 2 year old ever.  They also have 2 newborn twin boys.  Luis and his wife Jean are planning on entering the temple soon.  Jean is a great example to Luis. 

The fun part of our week came yesterday, when they announced that they will be taking part of our area (our most progressing areas with all of the recent converts, including Luis) and give it to another set of the missionaries in our ward (elders), not only that put they are adding one half of a ward where part was added to a newly formed stake, and half was given to us.  We got an area book with a bunch of information.  Just not the easiest info to understand if you have never been there.... We are stressing a little but I am just grateful for my companion at this point.  Our area just tripled or quadrupled in a few minutes without prior knowledge of what was happening...... SO FUN!!
So we have given up a lot of our less- actives and all of our Recent converts.  We are just really grateful for all the work that the other missionaries did in the Bicutan area. We are super excited to see what is in store.
When going into an area that neither of us had been to.  it is another barangay.  Sort of like the difference between Ashburn and Brambleton.  We were stopped by this amazing couple who just turned out to be the former 1st councelor of another stake that just moved into that area!  they drove us to their home and we shared a great message with them.  it was awesome!!  We were being lead by the spirit to be in the right place at the right time.  they have been married for almost 9 years but do not have any children yet.  They have told us that they will 'adopt' us and we will be their nanay and tatay.  they are the sweetest couple.  They are awesome.  We had originally gone to that area to hopefully find a taxi drive we met on the way to the temple.  So far we have found a handful of new investigators and the coolest part is that the driver is now an investigator.  Cooler than that, he has a son who is 19 who is deaf and knows sign language!! I get to use sign.  It is really hard having to think in 3 languages at the same time. but it works..  Jeric (the son)really opened up when he knew that I sign.  It is hard because I have not used it a long time but it was the most amazing feeling getting to testify in all of my languages of the truthfulness of our message!!  I love it!!!!!!!  We will see them tomorrow!!!!!
Getting a little bit stressed with the new area but I think it is just the nerves and we just need to get into the area. Excited to jump head first into the area. 
I am doing healthy.  The rainy season in now in full swing.  Definitly cooling off a lot more! 
I love the work!!!!

Life is good.  Change is fun.  God is great.  

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