I am loving this new transfer and it hasn't even been a full week yet. I'm positive me and my anak were destined to be companions haha.
First I want to share an experience I had on the way to the mission home last Wednesday. I was in the taxi and I had the thought that I should start up a conversation with the driver. I had gotten up pretty early to be on time for the meeting (because that's how the traffic is here in Quezon City), and I just kind of ignored the impression because I was tired and thought it didn't matter since no one was watching anyway. Immediately after that thought the thought came "but Heavenly Father is watching". So I repented and opened up my mouth, and the result was just a really awesome experience.
We talked about his life, why I was here in the Philippines, etc. He opened up that his parents passed away recently and that it was something difficult for him since he wasn't yet married and didn't have a family of his own. I told him all about the Plan of Salvation, and how if he listened and acted on the things that the missionaries had to teach, he would be able to be with his family for eternity with Heavenly Father. It was perfect because like right when I was telling him about eternal families, the driver made a wrong turn and we ended up passing right in front of the Manila Temple. He cried, I cried, oh man the spirit was so strong.
As for my anak, Sister Fernandez...she's just absolutely amazing. Like she's the one training me haha I am learning SO MUCH from her. About listening to the spirit, teaching more according to needs. We have a little bit of a language barrier because her first language is Ilongo and my first language is English and we are both here learning to speak Tagalog. Her Tagalog is great really, and it's fun. I just see it as a way to really push myself in learning the language more.
Anyway thanks for the updates! Missionary work is so awesome! :)
MAHAL NA MAHAL KITA