Well this past week has been awesome!!! We have had so much success with all of our lessons and even had a baptism on Saturday!! I am not transferring so I am super happy and neither is my companion!! 3rd cycle in Gandara here I come!!
So like I said this week has been super successful in all of our lessons! I think this is the first week I have really felt the spirit in every single one of our lessons! Every once in a while there is a lesson where the spirit is missing but this week waray!! There was one lesson that really stuck out to me though. We were teaching the Alcala family about missionary work. This is also one of my pinaka favorite lessons to teach because it applies to my life so much right now! Basta as we were teaching the lesson the spirit was so strong and it really helped that we had members working with us also because they got to testify about the blessings they have seen when they do missionary work. The scripture verse we used was 3 Nephi 18:27 which is the time of the Lord's teachings in the Americas. In this scripture verso he says that he has has invited all to come unto him and thus shall we do unto the world. But there is also a promise at the end of the verse. If we don't do missionary work we risk falling into temptation. From this verse we can see that missionary work really is the Lord's work and he will bless us if we serve him. Like the prophet Joseph Smith said, "After all that has been said, the greatest and most important duty is to preach the Gospel."
The baptism was amazing. Brother Velasco was so happy and couldn't find the words to speak after he was baptized. Before the baptism he was the perfect example of reverence. Afterwards I asked him how he felt and the only thing he said was"happy". And he truly was! The rest of that day he was all smiles! The spirit was also so strong at the baptism. There was a recent convert from Calbayog that gave a talk and our branch president gave a talk also! It was an amazing experience!
Well that's pretty much it for this week!! I love you all so very much!
*For transfers he gets to stay where he is and keep the same companion. Brett says that he is happy to be staying with him and help him progress "line by line." Brett continues to be a District Leader for another round.
Pic 1 - Brett and his companion
Pic 2 - on the left is a missionary that was in the MTC with Brett when he was the Zone Leader, in the middle is a missionary that served Tacloban, and Brett on the right
Pic 3 - Zone Training Meeting
Pic 4-5 - Brother Velasco's baptism