How is everyone? Sorry I had a nice big email to write ya’ll, but because of some things that came up, everything flew out the window haha! Don’t worry, it’s nothing bad…just normal life of a missionary :)
But I love being a missionary! It’s the best thing in the world and I know Heavenly Father knows and loves each one of His children!
This Wednesday was Sister Myrna’s baptism!! I’ll send pictures next week, but it was such a sweet, sweet baptism. If you remember my story about Sister Anicia (from Baler), it was actually very similar. They are both so pure, so wonderful and gentle. And it’s been so fun this week because Sister Myrna has been sharing the gospel with everyone!! Two times this week we’ve had discussions outside her tindahan with her neighbors. They both started the same- we OYMed them and asked if we could teach them, and then Sister Myrna conveniently offered us her chairs. We then proceeded to teach them, with Sister Myrna listening quietly from the inside of her tindahan, but then suddenly she’d jump in with a super sweet, earnest testimony about what we were teaching. During one lesson, the sister we were teaching wasn’t listening at all and was just talking over us. Suddenly there was a flash of purple cloth and suddenly Sister Myrna was sitting there! Armed and ready with a verse from the Book of Mormon! She asked “Sisters, is it ok if I share?” She then shared Mosiah 2:40-41 and gave a beautiful, beautiful sincere testimony about God’s commandments and why He is more important than work or money or anything else. Again…you should have been there. She’s wonderful and so sweet. She also told us about another neighbor that has asked her about the Book of Mormon because she sees her reading it all the time. And her prayers are so sweet. She always asks Heavenly Father to help her endure to the end and for His help in obeying the commandments. I love her so much. She’s so special!
We also had an awesome OYM the other night. We were walking home for dinner, and we saw a brother outside his car. We started talking with him and he asked us why we were talking to him…but it was all in English! (He’s Filipino). We explained and he opened up and it was such an incredible conversation! He’s a civil engineer and is very well educated, with very well educated children as well. He talked entirely in English, while me and my American companion talked in Tagalog :) We explained our message and then offered him a pamphlet about the Restoration. He turned to the back and asked where he could buy a Book of Mormon. I pulled one of my bag and said we had one right here for him and that it was free, the only payment was for him to read it. He accepted it and then said “The only payment is reading it? Oh! I’m getting goosebumps!” And he was! You could see it! We testified and then as we walked away, he yelled “I’m going to start reading now!” It was so neat and I know that this Gospel is true and is meant for all people.
I’m so grateful that the Lord would grant me, simple and imperfect me, to participate in His work. I know with all my heart that it is true and the whole world needs to know.
So for ya’ll…SHARE THE GOSPEL!!! WE ARE ALL MISSIONARIES and the world desperately needs the gospel right now. I love you all!! Ingat po kayo palagi :)