17 November 2014
I am so grateful to hear all is great.. it was interesting to hear that the first and seventh ward combined to do the primary program. That is pretty cool and I am sure it was a big hit. Yesterday in the branch was also the primary program but since there are so few of them in the branch they just sang some primary songs and one kid got up and recited a scripture and that was it. Then the rest of the meeting was two speakers, so it seemed like a pretty normal sacrament meeting. The Tongua famiy still hasn’t made it to church which is so frustrating. The Malinao family continues to show some interest and the mother continues to ask us questions and show deep interest. One of the most exciting investigators that I am teaching at the moment is Sister Lisel and her mother Emily. Whenever we teach them they have many questions and have great interest in our beliefs. They always are grateful for the truth that we share with them and they have noticed a change in their lives as we have taught them. Yesterday we showed them a Liahona and Lisel was very interested in it and asked if she could have it and she then shared with us that she hopes that one day she gets the opportunity to come on a mission. Lisel is so awesome and she even shares with her friends what she learns from us and it sounds like throughout her entire life that she has had a deep desire to know more about God. I am very excited for all of them to continue to come closer and in all of them there is so much potential. In the mean time we continue to lay the foundation in the area for people to accept this great gospel and come unto Christ by waters of baptism.
It is such a great opportunity to be a part of this great and marvelous work especially among such people. I love the Philippines and it has opened my eyes to all the many blessings that I have and coming to a better understanding of Jesus Christ.
I love and pray for you always,