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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Magandang Umaga family!
The rainy season is here! It's so great how the weather can go from flaming hot to pouring rain and back in no time at all, we are always caught off guard haha! We crossed a lot of flood waters this week to get to our investigators but we are good! :)
We really had a miracle week this week. So many things are happening everyday in our area and we are so excited! We had an Family Home Evening at the Dillera home and invited the Ward Mission Leader and a brother from the Elder's Quorum and it was so much fun! We just had a simple lesson and played some simple games and Tatay Dillera opened up so so much! Him and Nanay were laughing so hard it was fun! It was a really nice opportunity to help the ward fellowship their family in a more relaxed setting. Tatay still hasn't entirely gotten over his shyness but he is progressing so much. We know him and Nanay are going to join their daughters at church soon :) 
I've decided that finding referrals in the Philippines is truly an act of faith haha. A lot of people don't have exact addresses, just street names and names of general areas/neighborhoods. We spent so much time trying to contact a referral who's address was literally "Dalig 3 (a very large neighborhood) close to sampaloc". (It took sister richards and I ages to find out that sampaloc is a kind of tree haha). We just pray, and then we ask everyone we see if they know the person haha. Sometimes we don't always find the referral but I've learned that sometimes the reason we really need to find referrals is so that we can meet someone along the way who is ready for our message. :) 
Our little miracle Kenneth is progressing so much and is going to be baptized on July 15Last sunday at church the young men presidency took such good care of him, after church he told us he is excited for his baptism! He is 14 years old, and the only non member in his family other than his father. His mom and siblings are all members, but his mom goes to church on and off because of work. He also lives right next door to the Bishop so that's been a huge help haha :). We are so excited for him! 
I love this work so much! My testimony builds every single day of how much Heavenly Father loves His children, He is always preparing ways for us to find His children who are ready to receive the gospel. :)
Mahal ko kayo lahat! Ingat kayo palagi :) 
-Sister Behunin 

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