Well this was a week with a lot of learning!
First of all this last Thursday was our zone conference in Ilagan with President and Sister Rahlf! Gosh zone conference is always the best! We studied and learned a lot about the Nature of God the Father and the Nature of Jesus Christ. Its so amazing the knowledge we have about Our Father in Heaven and the role of Jesus Christ.I know that He is our Savior, the Creator, a Mediator, a Judge, and a million other titles and roles!
We have a baptism this Saturday! 2 of them! :) One of them is named Angel Curioso, a 23 year old guy who is studying at one of the universities here in Tuguegarao and he is the most prepared person I have ever met! His understanding of the things he reads is amazing! He has such a strong desire to follow Christ and do what is right! And most of it he's doing on his own! Its so inspiring to be a witness of the power of the Book of Mormon and the spirit in the life of a person like this! Gosh its soo cool!!!!!!!!!!
Another story I want to share is about a 16 year old girl Aiza. She lives with her Grandmother and is the sweetest girl you'll ever meet in your life! She's read the whole Book of Mormon and has wanted to be baptized since she was 12 or so but cant because her parents wont let her. So right now we're continuing what the sisters were helping her do before they were pulled out.. which is work on personal progress... Yay. Haha jokelang its actually pretty fun. We taught individual worth last time and probably said "God loves you" at least a billion times haha.
Yesterday we had a special Philippines broadcast to all the philippines from Salt Lake City with Elder Anderson of the Twelve, Elder Nielson, Elder Christensen of the Seventy and Rosemary M Wixon, General Primary President. It was so awesome to hear of their experiences in the philippines and the inspired messages they shared about the work that needs to be done in the Philippines.
Another thing we learned in zone conference is that President and Sister Rahlf will have to go back to the states for Sister Rahlf's surgery... She has a problem with her larynx and will have to get surgery in the states. As a mission we'll be fasting for her... Keep her in your prayers. :)
Well I hope you've all had a great week! The time flies by so fast! But I know the Book of Mormon is true... I cant tell you how many times I've had questions or concerns that were answered in the Book of Mormon... exactly where I left. But it is inspired of God and was given specifically for each and every one of us! I know Jesus Christ leads this work! LOVE YOU
|Reunited with MTC companion, Elder Hardy|