Well this week was…guess…fast!!! Again!! But it was so so good and full of miracles!
It was a bit of an interesting week, because one of the other sisters in our apartment, Sister Larga, had some health issues this week, and so my companion took her to the hospital while me and Sister Larga’s companion worked in both of the areas. It made for interesting days, but at the same time I am so grateful because I got to meet their investigators and less-active members, and I learned so much from them and from the Spirit. Serving a mission is incredible- I can’t even describe it. I’m learning so much everyday, and I know for certain that Heavenly Father uses the humble and weak to accomplish His work. That has become my only desire this week, is to do His will and help Him in fulfilling His plan for His children here. I love being a missionary!!!! It’s the best :)
It’s also been interesting because Sister Aguspina is going home tomorrow! It’s been a week of mixed emotions let me tell you. But I’m so grateful for her- hopefully ya’ll can meet her someday because she is amazing! She’ one of the most service-oriented, capable and self-less people I know. She’s 29 years old, from Manila, with a nursing degree, so you can imagine….I feel just like the young, high school graduate that I am when I work with her! Hahahaha when other sisters get sick, she always knows just what medicines to give them or what to do to help, and I just sit there thinking “ummm...well if they were a dog or a horse I’d know what to do!” (I worked at a veterinarian’s office before ;) so I’m very grateful for her and for her Christlike attributes. She is an amazing missionary and I’ve been so blessed to get to work with her:)
This was a week of quiet miracles- like yesterday, one of our appointments fell through and so we dropped by a less-active family. This family was baptized 3 years ago and had plans to go to the temple to be sealed but something happened and it didn’t go through. Since then they’ve been a little hard-hearted and never have time to listen- when we stop walking up the street they casually turn around and walk back into the house haha. Some of the members even say that this family is in ‘stage 4’ of inactivity- pretty much that there is no more hope in them coming back. But since I’ve been here I’ve really wanted to help them, and I don’t believe there’s anything as ‘stage 4’. So I’ve been hoping and praying and doing my best to love and be friendly with them, even when they turn us away. Well so yesterday, we dropped by and we chatted for a few minutes, and then they invited us in! J The spirit was really strong and sweet, and we just enjoyed talking about life and their baptisms and their family, and now we have a follow-up appointment on Tuesday! I know that Heavenly Father loves them, and there’s always hope. When there’s faith, there’s always hope. We’ll help them get back:) If ya’ll could pray for them, that would be grand- they’re the Burrogo family.
Well, hope all is well with everyone back home! Love and miss you all, but I don’t want to come home! And guess what, President Nelson of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles is coming next week to talk to our mission!!! I’m so excited!!! A little nervous and overwhelmed but excited!!! :)
Love you all!!!
P.S. Oh, also know what is fun? Sister Palang (my trainee/last companion in Baler) and her companion are here in Tarlac visiting for a couple days! It's a sad reason because Sister Tuia hurt her knee, but it's been fun to see them again and hear about Baler! If you remember Raymond (Anicia's son), he was baptized last month, and Sister Gracelyn (our recent convert) is now 2nd counselor in the Young Women's presidency!! Baler is really progressing and I'm so happy for them! I love this work!! :)