This week was insane!! A typhoon came by so all the power went out haha. Plus our water is off like it usually is. But I loved it, it was fine! We used rain water filtered by my companions t-shirt for everything, literally everything. Luckily I found some rain boots in our apartment too so I was really lucky! We did all of our studies by candle light as well as dinner.
|Good thing people here aren't overweight. This would never work|
On Wednesday we hiked up to this old mans house. We were walking up a little stream and although it was only raining, it felt like I was under a waterfall! We taught him the plan of salvation and it went really well! He was really sick (I have no idea what he had) so we gave him a blessing and the spirit was really strong so I can't wait to go back and teach him more.
One of my favorite parts of being on a mission is watching peoples expression as they feel the spirit for the first time. Over and over again I watch people as they listen to us. They truly feel the spirit and they love it. It's beautiful to watch people grow spiritually and have a testimony for themselves.
This week we also taught the Dizon family again. They are amazing and have been doing great with commitments! I'm really proud of them. We taught about temples with them and even though they aren't even baptized yet we let them know our goal is to get them sealed for time and eternity in the temple. The spirit was so strong and we left a picture of the temple for them and they put it up on their wall.
Another person we met this week was Lita. She was washing her clothes and said hello, so of course we went over to talk to her and we taught about Joseph smith with one of our members and she said that she wanted to get baptized. Her house is full of coconuts and she just has one 5 year old daughter. She is far from ready but I can't wait to see if she progresses!
We also met a man who belonged to the Iglasia di Cristo who didn't believe Jesus was just a man haha. So we can work with that for sure!
So as for the food, I love the fish called Lumpia. It's really good! Also their pork is great. Stuff I don't care for is smoked fish. Yes, we write from an Internet Cafe. Super slow Internet haha. Yes we do see tourists, but they are all usually Europeans, like German or Swedish. Some French. I've met only a couple Americans. Keep asking questions, I love it! I'm doing great! I'm just soaking it all in :)
|My Comp and Dexter|
So we are taking one of our teenagers we've been working with on a hike today on Mt. Tapias to have a talk about drugs haha. Hopefully it helps! One of our teenagers Dexter is really progressing! He will be baptized for sure!
I love all of you so much!