23 December 2013
This past week was pretty busy. We had service projects everyday and we also finished the lessons for my two investigators that will be baptized on Christmas day. Saturday was our ward Christmas party, I had to give a talk so I talked about the Book of Mormon and how it is a great gift that we have today and how important it is to read it. We, the full-time missionaries, also planned the games and had to do a talent as well. We were also in the RS talent, we sang the song “Were You There” and I had to sing a solo!! haha.. believe it or not; It all turned out pretty well and it was a lot of fun. At the end of the game we started throwing a bunch or candy and then the Relief Society president started throwing a bunch of 10 peso coins and all the kids just went crazy. Then they brought out all the food and people started lining up to get food. In order to get food you have to bring your own plate and utensils. The food was amazing and to my surprise the drink was Root Beer! I haven’t seen Root Beer here in the Philippines. I think it is only here around Christmas time. The greatest blessing was seeing many of my investigators attend as well as many of the less-actives. Two of my investigators, the two getting baptized on Christmas, are already active in all the programs of the church. They participated in the talent that the youth performed that night and they are making many friends.
Sunday was ward conference. At the beginning of the meeting they announced all the callings and people stand up and what not… It was great to watch it because many of the reactivated members that I have helped bring back now have callings including some of my recent converts. It has been such a miracle to witness this ward progress and continue to find work to continue to help it progress and grow. It has also been such a miracle to see all the progression come about since the typhoon and how well our bishop handled everything with his one and only counselor.
I am not sure exactly what our plans are for Christmas other than the baptism but it will be great. Thanks for everything and I love you all so much!!