Monday, March 22, 2010

Hey there!

Wow, another week has flown by. It's great to hear from you! Haha, Jessica biting my letter. Jessica, you crazy little girl! Way to go Jennifer and Jessica at the science fair - soap monsters and milk fireworks, haha, that's awesome. How neat that you got to go to the church history museum.

Sister Walker has been not feeling well the past few days (her eyes are really irritated because of the heat), and so me and Sister Billones have been on splits doing double duty in both our areas. It's been busy! But good. It is getting very hot here now. I hear that it's supposed to get even hotter in April. The other night we had a "brown out" where the power went out from 12AM to 6 and it woke us all up because of how hot is was without the fans blowing :)

Ok, just a few tidbits:
- Our "Rescuing effort" (reclaiming less-actives) is challenging but rewarding.
- Sister Chona is growing in her testimony. I am so excited for her! She told us that every time she reads something in the Book of Mormon, and every time we teach her, it adds to her assurance that the things we are teaching her are true. But she really wants to search and prove all things for herself, which she is doing. I lent her the Restoration video and a triple combination with a reading assignment in JSH 1:1-26. She has such a strong and righteous desire to know and follow Heavenly Father's plan. We really want to get her excited about attending general conference with us, because I know she'll feel the spirit if she sees a true living prophet speaking the world. I'm soooo excited for General Conference!
- Lea Ceralde had her baby on the 18th! It's a boy, and he is so cute and tiny.
- I got to teach a lesson while sitting on a hammock, underneath a bamboo house, overlooking the ocean. It was quite fun.
- We had buko juice (from coconut) at the home of a recent convert this week. very very yummy!

I know that Heavenly Father sent me here to the Philippines for a reason. I am learning so much. The longer I am here the more I realize how spoiled we are back in America. Sometimes I don't feel worthy to be teaching such sweet and humble people. It is such a privilege to be here serving as a missionary. I know that Heavenly Father directs this work. This is truly His church. The Book of Mormon is true, and we really do have living prophets and apostles on the earth today. What a blessing!

I love you!
Take care!
Love, Rebecca

1 comment:

  1. I love reading this blog :)
    Keep posting sister..thanks