Can someone please please please tell me why time is going so fast..... Novemeber... seriously..................
Well this week has had some pretty amazing miracles come into our little mission. This friday, we had a mission choir practice of some of our hymns. Makes it awkward when everyone keeps telling you you wont be there. That was followed by a missionary devotional with Elder Lynn G. Robbins and his wife and Elder and Sister Ardern. Elder Robbins of the Presidency of the Seventy was the speaker on "remember what way do you face".. That was a spiritual feast of sorts. (:
Then on Saturday, had Marjurie's Baptism. It was a smaller baptism but it was really good as her sister April was a speaker and her brother, Aijay, was the closing prayer! Gotta love these kiddos. The service was really sweet. The 4 of us sisters sang "when I am baptized". I love that song as I always am reminded of my own baptism..
Sunday at 10 we were able to go to the Kabihasnan Chapel (the stake center of Paranaque) and we had a special meeting with Bishop & Sister Causse. of the Presiding Bishopric! Their french accents made me think of Liz and our trip to france before. Bring on the Crepes and Nutella!! At that meeting there was President and Sister Ostler (: So good to see them again.
That evening the Philippines Area had a special broadcast with: ELDER DALLIN H. OAKS and his wife (10 years ago he served for 2 years as the Area President). Elder and Sister Robbins. Bishop and Sister Causse. Elder and Sister Ardern. and Elder and Sister Bowen. Elder Oaks talked about a lot of things that the area can work on to establish the church. He talked about a lot of things of the Filipino culture that are good and in line with the gospel culture, and many things that are not. the other speakers mentioned quite a few times that he is a seer, and he knows and loves this people, so he will teach things that this people need to hear. It was really such an amazing amazing blessing to see hear his words!!
This has also been a good week for finding prepared people. We were able to find 6 really prepared people (4 are a part member family (the dad's brother is a member in our area-- referral from his wife!)) 5 of them have baptismal dates and we are really excited for some of this new set of people to work with and progress towards baptism!
Life is crazy. Yesterday as we were looking around after the meeting. A young man stopped us and asked to talk to us. He is an investigator of the APs and he lives in our area and was referred to meet us. He had been looking for us as him and the APs were talking. He kept making references to them in the lesson. "Well, my friend Elder Obray and Elder Limocon......." or "Elder Obray....." haha he is really prepared but had not begun reading the Book of Mormon until yesterday. He read the chapter we committed for him to read: Alma 32! He texted us this morning to let us know that he just read. That was a real amazing miracle.
Finally, I want to say that I had gotten a really bad sore throat this week which made all these things(choir, teaching, singing) really fun.... if anyone wants so send some extra prayers my way that would be nice. but the work moves on!!!
Well I love all of you so so much!!