April 2013 - October 2014
Laoag Philippines Mission
and then some
Monday, July 14, 2014
hey ya'll want to know what i did this fine independence week.
saved some souls.. or attempted... still working
OH AND I WENT TO AN ISLAND PARADICE NAMED AFTER MY SISTER. PLAYED SOME BEACH VOLLEYBALL AND FIGURED OUT PROBABLY PRETTY CLOSELY WHAT THE CELESTIAL KINGDOM MUST LOOK LIKE. most beautiful things ive ever seen in my life. it was a bit of a sensory over load.
also i realized stuff like that is PRETTY SWEET. but its SO temporary. like by the end of the day i was like that was fun. lets go back and help some people! wooo! (said like bella on how it shouldve ended twighlight... cept she wants to eat some people... gross. that's not in the diet)
Other thing is it was fast sunday. so i fasted. profound i know. no it was profound actually. I was fasting for charity and courage (because charity is a gift bestowed not like a spiritual muscle you exercise and it gets bigger and stronger... see talks by elder holland and moroni7:45and 46 i think... yata) but anyway.
I got PLLLEEENNTY OF EXPERIENCES on both. on the small scale playing piano for sacrament... on the large scale... ridicule for being obedient to mission rules. you know what president said. its better to offend man than God. pretty sure he was quoting a bunch of apostles. so i walked down the steps feeling like today im going to need to be bold. and i was. on the charity end of things. One of our investigators came to church... she has a small child. well he's kinda makulit so she took him out and walked with him and stuff well after church she looked oddly discontent. I mostly just brushed it off. then that night we went to teach her and she let on that her 500 pesos (like 12 bucks) had got lost at the church when her toddler was playing in her bag. she had gone back and looked for it. wala. well i bore my testimony about finding thing and praying. she said that was all the money they had for food. we told her we'd go and look for it.
after the lesson she VERY timidly asked if she could borrow money. from us and our fellowshipper. they are SO poor. she said they only had a cup left of rice. man. my heart. i didn't know if it was ok so we asked president if we could stay out later and look for her money at the church if it was even unlocked. he said ok. i prayed so hard the church would even be open. it was :) mind you we've been fasting all day and our church is on top of a hill then theres another 80+ steps to the top. i was dyyyyiiinnng. hahah but it was ok. we searched that place up and down and prayed. nothin. man. ok. well president texts us later that night and asked if we found the 500. we said no but that we wanted to go back this morning and look again. he said if you don't find it you can just give her the 500 or buy her grocceries ( my president is so CHRISTLIKE) He told us we could be charitable before I even asked if we could give her money (i need to be more charitable) but we gave her money this morning. she was so shy to take it. but she texted us later saying maraming maraming salamat. long story short. people are more important than money. i want to volunteer at an old people home, a homeless shelter and the developmental center when i get back. I LOVE PEOPLE. I LOVE THIS WORK. AND I LOVE YOU ALL!!!