Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Week #84

May 23, 2016

This week in the Philippines there is a funeral, there is also a birthday party (same day), and I eat some caribou.

So yeah the last one was just a fill in. I have eaten caribou plenty of times! It tastes kinda like beef and it's delicious! Do we have caribou in America?

Well this is my first week in Borongan where we were here every day of the week and we didn't have to travel! Thank goodness... We saw the effects of it and our work was so successful! Our investigators are still progressing a ton and they are doing so awesome! Trisha will be getting baptized this coming Saturday and we are all excited for it! She is excited for it and is always asking us questions. We taught her this past week again about the covenant that we make by getting baptized and the life long commitment that comes with it. 

We have laid a big emphasis on covenants recently here in the mission. We have been reminded that it is only through covenants that we can return to our Father in Heaven. We have been advised that we need to help investigators better realize not only the importance of making covenants through baptism, but also through the temple. I testify that god loves us and that he wants to bless us. Through covenants we can receive the knowledge and blessings that we need to return to his presence.

So this week I attended a funeral for the first time here in the Philippines. It was for an 18 year old girl named Sheilah who died of Leukemia stage 5. It was so sad to see someone so young dead. Funerals here are kinda weird though because people treat death as a joke. But anyways we celebrated my birthday party later that day along with the birthday party of 2 members! It was super fun and a good bonding experience for the branch.

Well that's pretty much it for this week! Sorry it's short! Transfer week is next week! I love you all!
Elder Child

Pic 1 - birthday party dinner
Pic 2 - Sheilah's funeral
Pic 3 - walking home from the funeral
Pic 4 - members
Pic 5 - birthday partyers
Pic 6 - "Saw this tricycle and had to get a pic.  Not sure who they are referring to there."

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