Monday, February 1, 2016

Week #68

February 1, 2016

This week in the Philippines we got chased by an angry caribou, got rained on for 72 hours straight (it's raining again right now), and had stake conference!

So to start with the headline. Yes we did get chased by a caribou. We were out working in the rain and I don't think it was having a very good day! I accidentally stepped on it's rope and it decided it didn't like that so it charged us. But we swerved because it was tied down! But it was fun to hear the ward missionary scream like a little girl! Also it has been raining almost non stop this week! I don't think my shoes have been dry since Tuesday! But yeah it was a good week!

So this week we had stake conference in Ormoc! With the attendance almost reaching 1000 the church was packed! The messages given by the speakers were all centered around Sabbath day observance and the importance of keeping it holy!! Did you know that violators of the Sabbath day in the times of Moses were put to death? Jeez.

So the work has been good this week! We are still trying so hard to find new investigators but it has been hard. We will keep praying for help and we will see results after this trial of our faith. I know there is something the Lord wants me to learn from this! This is something we should all know! The Lord allows trials to come into our lives so we can learn and grow. We need to constantly be looking for those things that he wants us to learn!

Elder Villanueva and I are still so close! It helps that we are both jokers which can make the work way more enjoyable! We got to walk through a couple mini floods this week and we really enjoyed everything!

Did you know that Isaiah of the old testament talks of political leaders of our time and day? Did you know that he always speaks of trains and airplanes? So many things can be found as we study the Old testament. But also as we read let's remember that we need to liken the scriptures unto ourselves as the great Prophet Nephi taught.
Well that's it for this week! Thanks for all the prayers and support! I love you all!

Elder Child

Pic 2 - a cute baby goat that took a liking to Elder Villanueva
Pic 3 - "this monkey was evil and vicious"
Pic 4 - an attitude quote that they have hanging on the wall in the apartment
Pic 1 - Albert, who works with the missionaries every day

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