Thursday, May 19, 2011

Final Mission Letter May 2

Haha! You're actually here! (assuming you didn't miss a flight and are stranded in Korea). I'm so excited to see you!!
This has been a great last week here in Binmaley. I absolutely love missionary work. Saturday and Sunday we went to Lingayan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the church in the Philippines. They had a broadcast of a bunch of youth doing native dances and then a devotional with Elder Cook, Elder Packer, and Sister Beck. It was great. I was so happy that Myrna, Danilo, and Reynaldo were all able to come. So brother Reynaldo is doing great! We visited him for the last time last night, shared the story of the Anti-Nephi-Lehis who buried their swords. It made me so happy to hear him tell me that he is going to stay active in the church and endure to the end, for sure! 100%! He mentioned how ever since he's been baptized and received the gift of the Holy Ghost, he's had a stronger urge to not let a single day go past without reading the Book of Mormon, and also a greater desire to share the gospel with others. He's also actively involved in helping to strengthen brother Danilo. The two of them talked on Sunday about why his baptism fell through, and he encouraged brother Danilo to get right back up on his feet and continue on the right path. They worked out a deal where they will go to church every Sunday together (in brother danilo's trycicle). That makes me way happy. Brother Danilo's motivation and excitement are coming back. Last week he was pretty depressed and drained of energy and weakening in testimony. But now it's coming back, so I'm really happy about that!

I'm way excited to see you tomorrow. You will love President and Sister Jensen! They are the best!
I love you!

Love, Rebecca