Thursday, June 29, 2017

Temple day

Magandang Hapon family!

I'm on late this week because we had our temple day today so our p day got moved to Wednesday  for this week....but what an amazing blessing to be able to go to the temple! I really feel so much peace and comfort every time we get to go :)

Anyway it's started to hit me that everything is at it's lasts. Last temple day and last zone interviews were this week. It was so nice to have an interview with President Koster, he is the best! Haha we spent half the interview talking about our area and the other half talking about adjusting to the idea that I will be home soon.  It's crazy to think the next time I have an interview with President Koster it will be my exit interview! It's so strange to talk about because I really don't feel like it's true. I still feel like I have so much time left to do this amazing work!

We had a truly amazing week this week! We are seeing miracles left and right in our area. One of of investigators, Genivine, told us that she prayed about our message and the Book of Mormon and she believes it's true! Her story goes like this: She was up late one night because of her 1 year old son, and while her baby was falling back asleep she said she was thinking about the things we were teaching her, and she just decided to pray and ask if it was all true. She said it was like her mind lit up, and all her thoughts became so clear, and she truly felt that Heavenly Father was answering her! It's such a testimony builder to me, because everyday as missionaries we testify that anyone who has a sincere heart, who prays about the Restoration, who reads and prays about the Book Of Mormon, can receive an answer. And then it happens! And people's lives are changed because of it. Genivine has come to church twice now and has a desire to be baptized. We are still working things out with her husband but she is truly progressing so much. She's amazing!

Salamat sa pagmamahal niyo! Mahal ko kayo! :) Love you all!

-Sister Behunin

unplanned acts of service haha. Thanks dad for teaching me how to garden ;) 

1, at church

2 at church

3 in our area

Miracle Sunday

Magandang umaga po family! Happy Father's day to the best tatay there is! :)
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!
-Sister Behunin 

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!)