Well I don't want to sit here crying about how this is my last email home so I'll just get straight to the miracles that happened this week!
Jesse and Kenneth were baptized! We had such an amazing turn out from the ward, we are so grateful for the support! They are both miracles, Heavenly Father truly prepares people for the gospel and I am grateful to have been a part of these people's lives! Kenneth and Jesie were both completed families, meaning that they are the last member of their family to be baptized. It was amazing to see the support of their families, all there to see their loved ones enter the waters of baptism. The miracle is that not only have they accepted the gospel into their lives, but the goal of entering the temple and being sealed as a family is in the picture as well! I have really learned that this gospel is what really brings families together, and I am so grateful for the priesthood and for the temples that we have on the earth so we can be together forever! I hope someday to see that these families are entering the temple to be sealed for time and eternity. :)
I had a wonderful exchange this week with sister Sarto in Morong. She is an amazing sister and has inspired me to always treasure every moment as a missionary, especially as this is my last week to be able to say the words "I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints". Haha the funny thing about Morong is that it's out in the province, and there are not as many people out there are as there are here in the city! So I learned the importance of opening our mouths about the Gospel to everyone we can haha! I learned soo much from her during our 24 hours together and I am so grateful I got to exchange with her :)
I just want to write how grateful I am for my mission experience. My 18 months as a full time missionary has been just too fast. I have developed such a great love the Filipino people and I am sad to be going home. I know that this Gospel is true, that it really has been restored on the earth by a prophet in these latter-days. I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way that our families can find eternal happiness. My understanding of the plan of salvation has grown so so much during my time here, and my perspective on life has become much more eternal :) I am grateful for the examples of the faithful members here in the Philippines, especially those I have been able to teach, and to see take that huge leap of faith in accepting the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Heavenly Father truly loves all His children, in every corner of the world and I am grateful to be an instrument in bringing some of them to the Gospel. I don't want this to end! But it will..:( and I only pray I can give it my all this last week that I have. I love you all so much and I am grateful for your support as I have been here. :)
Mahal ko kayo! Ingat kayo! see you soon :)
Exchanges in Morong! :)