Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Zone Conference, Temple Day

Sorry this is coming late, I forgot to tell you last week we have our temple day today so our p-day is today as well. 

The week started with a waay fun/sad goodbye zone conference with President and Sister Revillo. It's crazy that they will be gone in just a few weeks and we will have a new president! There will probably be changes, but I'm excited :) 

President and Sister Revillo's talks were all about the atonement and repentance. President talked about Alma the younger, which is honestly my favorite story in the Book of Mormon! It says in pmg that the deeper you understand the atonement, the deeper your desire to share the gospel is. And wow, Alma the younger is the best example of that! He really saw and felt the healing role of Jesus Christ in his own life, and he made sure that thousands of people were could be brought to that knowledge as well. I think he's one of the best examples of missionary work in the Book of Mormon. 

After lunch and business stuff at zone conference, we all were given t-shirts to wear and we just played games for the rest of the day, it was so so fun! :) 

Then on Saturday we had a baptism! (Another kid haha). His name is Harold, he is nine years old. His mom is an active member (his dad is not), but for some reason he wasn't baptized when he was eight. Which means we had to teach him before he could be baptized haha. The baptism went well, it only started about a half an hour late (which is a miracle haha).

From the sounds of mom's emails you seem to think I'm serving in the jungle. I want you to know I am serving in the middle of metro manila (meaning there's a mcdo and a 7 eleven on every corner). I hear american music all the time. Like I even heard David Archuleta while we were in a 7 eleven the other day haha that was weird. It's crazy how different things are here, but some things are very much the same as back home too :) 

Temple day was very much needed. I always feel all of the stress and burdens of missionary life just leave when we enter the temple. It's going to close soon so our next temple day won't be until October, which is sad but I guess I should be grateful that we even have the temple as part of our mission in the first place :)

But all in all, things are good. We have another baptism this Saturday (this time it's actually an adult ha!) and a open house at the church as well so we are going to be buuusssy. Yay! :) I love the mission life, I hope everything and everyone back home is doing well. 

Mahal na mahal ko kayo lahat. Alam ko na mahal na mahal kayo din ni Ama sa Langit. 

-Sister Behunin