Hello Family that I love so much!
I love all your emails and love. I feel
your prayers every day! I can't believe I have already been here for a month. It
feels like I just got here but it also feels like so long! haa! I love it here
more and more every day. I feel the Lord's loving guidance more and more everyday
as I pray and study his gospel.
This week has been crazy!! Of course my
kasamas and I are still splitting our week between two areas so it is pretty
hectic but the work is still moving foreword!! We have two baptisms this
week on the 27th of Oct! I am so excited that brother Jomar and brother Jonathan
are getting baptized. We have been working with the ward a lot to help these two
brothers feel welcome and needed. They will get assignments as soon as they are
Speaking of ward members, we just got a new branch mission leader,
Brother Bernie Gatchallan. He was called yesterday and is so great already. We
are very happy that he has been called to this position because he loves the
work and is willing to do his duties as Mission Leader. We are eating dinner at
his house tonight and I am soo sooo excited! His wife is the best cook ever!
So this week since we have two baptisms, it is required for the ones getting
baptized to do a service project before the baptism. So we all went to president
Flores' house on Saturday and helped him with his yard work. It was soo sooooo
hot and humid! I was sweating more than I ever had before. But I felt a strong
spirit as I served and was happy :) Everyone had fun and had a big lunch of
pancit and rice cake after. Pancit is a noodle dish with meat and veggies. Very
delicious. I tried to make it once at home before I came here but it was nothing
compared to the real thing!
Let's see so also this week I ate snails!!! Yes,
yes I did. We went to teach a recent convert Sister Rose. She is the sweetest
lady. She always is willing to work with us on our visits and her testimony is
always effective in our lessons. After our lesson with her she invited us to
dinner ad of course we cannot say no to food! So we sit and she brings our a big
bowl of little snails!!! I was shocked at first when she filled her plate up and
started slurping the slime out of the shells. Of course I had to try though. So
I dished up 3 or 4 shells and started slurping away!!! It did not taste bad at
all! It tasted like....the ocean..haa!! But it was rubbery and hard to swallow.
haha! i could not bare to eat more than two. But at least I tried:)
all the cultural experiences I am having and all the things I am
learning.Let's see..... We ate at the Fulmers house this week. They are the
senior couple serving in Aringay. They are from Utah and so so sooo nice! They
have been here just a little longer than me. We had a nice visit with them but
I could not concentrate because they live right next door to a pig slaughter
house! We heard pigs screaming throughout the whole lesson. haa! oh well.
am very very happy here! I love doing the Lord's work and helping people remember
their Savior. I sang in church yesterday "I Stand all Amazed". I felt the spirit
so strongly while I sang ad I noticed many in the congregation crying. I am very
thankful for the language of the Spirit and the power of music. I may not be able
to speak the best yet but I am learning everyday and until then I will share my
testimony through song:) I am so thankful for my Savior I know He lives and is
never far from us. I am so glad you all are sharing the gospel and living the
gospel:) that makes me happy every day!
Keep up the good work! I love love
love you all!!!!