Monday, January 25, 2016

Ang mga bunga ng paglilingkod

Magandang araw, mga kaibigan at kamag-anak!

This week has been good! The baptism was FANTASTIC! It was one of the best baptismal services I've been a part of in the mission! Nanay Pascua was so excited for her baptism that she showed up to the church like 3 hours early! Haha, thats especially significant considering "Filipino Time." But before the service they just had the biggest smiles on their faces it was the greatest! Even Sister Armstrong, one of the senior couples, came up to me and said that she noticed the smiles on their faces. All the senior couples came and then President and Sister Rahlf even came a little later in the service. But Nanay Sylvia and Sister Stephanie asked me if I would baptize them, so I got to baptize the both of them! It especially felt really good to say those sacred words again, "Having been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen." especially knowing how hard we had been working. Its a rewarding feeling for sure!

Then the next day after the service, we went over to visit Nanay, and we were pleasantly surprised to find 4 sisters from the relief society visiting her and giving her a TON of support. Then following them, as we were leaving, the branch president showed up with one of his counselors to visit Nanay and finally be able to talk to her inactive husband! It was comforting to know that the branch is aware and supportive of her.

Funny you saw its been so warm because lately its been a lot cooler here! At nights when we're going home, its actually kind of cold! And this morning at our activity it was pretty chilly! Nothing compared to your chilly but for us it was nice and cool!

But I love the Cauayan zone! Gosh we just had a zone activity at one of the historical sites of Cauayan, as in like a museum where theres a lot about the history of Cauayan and all that good stuff. Then there was a river with a legit beach where we played capture the flag as a zone and that was a TON of fun!!


Elder Navarro