Oh my gulay we had another miracle week! I can really see through every storm (literal and spiritual haha) and trial Heavenly Father is helping us to grow!
This week started out pretty rough...we got a lot of rejection haha. Actually while we were proselyting in our area, we passed an American sitting outside his house. It's not very often we see other foreigners other than ourselves so we were a little bit caught off guard! But anyway, this guy was extremely anti-mormon. He called out to us saying he had a question for us, then proceeded to tell us all the reasons he thinks our beliefs are wrong, how much he hates Joseph Smith and the Mormons etc etc. Haha kept telling us that we needed to give up our religion! We realized how blessed we are to be serving in this country...because Filipinos are not like that at all! When Filipinos don't want to listen to us they just say "sorry I'm Catholic" and that's it! Anyway we just put on our best, nicest sister missionary faces and smiled at him and said, well have a nice day, and we walked off. I am sorry to all the missionaries out there who face that kind of rejection on a daily basis! You are so brave! Haha :)
The week ended up super nice though. We were able to go on splits twice and it really helped our area! Last Wednesday I was on splits with a ward missionary named Aura, and while we were in a lesson it started pounding rain! The area we were in was a very flood-prone area and before too long the water was getting up to our knees. By the end of our lesson water was coming into the house! We asked our investigator about it and she was like "don't worry this is normal!" Haha the Philippines talaga. I'm gonna miss this place. Her house didn't flood too bad and before long the rain stopped and the water drained out.
Then yesterday (sunday) we had the biggest miracle! Before going home for lunch (we have church in the afternoon so we proselyte in the morning) we felt to drop by a referral who said was available on Sundays, named Willy. We had tried to contact him before but he was never home, so we were so happy when he opened the door! The biggest miracle happened when he came to church that very afternoon! He had so many questions, "who's Joseph Smith?" "who were those two people that he saw?" "what happens inside your temple?" "why does everyone here keep calling me an 'investigator?'" haha he is truly prepared. We are so excited to teach him and we pray he will be able to fully accept the gospel into his life!
Man, I love this country and I love this work! :)
Mahal ko kayo!
random acts of service,
when all your teaching appointments fall through,
happy fathers day!,
member visit with the Baluyot family (they have the cutest/biggest dog!)