Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Week #60

December 7, 2015


This week there was a beluga whale having a seizure on my bed. A dog somehow got onto our roof. And a one and a half year old kid smoked a cigarette.

Well this week has been quite eventful as you can see from the first paragraph. But of course a lot more spiritual things happened to pass by! Including but not limited to helping a man solve his word of wisdom problem, a dropped investigator that out of the blue decided to be baptized, and random people deciding to join in on lessons!

So lets start with the first. Tatay Macasil is a less active that was baptized last July. This week as we were out tracting we just happened to see him out on the street smoking cigarettes. So next time we visited him we of course taught the Word of Wisdom. Turns out this man has been struggling with this problem for like 20 years and he really needs help solving it. We could see a desire in him to change so we helped him create a plan to stop. He readily agreed and hopefully it all works out!! Second is about Katherine. So she was a referral from a couple weeks ago but decided she didn't want to listen anymore due to no family support or anything. But this past week she told her member friend that she wants to be baptized because she read the Book of Mormon! Brothers and sisters I would like to testify to you all of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. The words contained in those pages are powerful and have changed and will continue to change lives. Let us make reading the Book of Mormon a priority in our lives. I promise that families will be strengthened, faith will grow, and miracles will happen. I encourage you all to develop your own testimony in the Book of Mormon. Third, random people wanting to listen to lessons. This week as we were teaching a part member, a man was walking by and we just shot a quick hello to him and he decided he wanted to listen. He had lots of input and even asked if he could go to church. Sadly he didn't show up but it was an awesome experience!

Alang-alang is still progressing amazingly!! Oh have I mentioned that alang-alang literally means to meditate? Just a fun fact! Our branch continues to do better and they are all becoming more and more involved in the work! Sadly this will be my last week in this area so I better enjoy it!

Elder Clark and I are killin' it here and it feels so good to be in a working companionship! He has truly been a blessing in my life and has taught me so much! He is going to do great in the mission!

Well that's it for this week! I love you all and thank you for all your love and support!

Elder Child

Pic 1 - his "gwapo companion" Elder Clark
Pic 2 - dog on the roof

Pic 3 - a returning less-active family

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