Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Happy New Year! New years goes hard in the Philippines haha! I wish I could send you videos! Maybe ill send home my SD card so you can see them! But its just super loud! They start at like 11:30 too! haha Everything is just blowing up! Its not even like big ones that spread out they just sound like gunshots! And some of them were! haha and people just drag around garbage on their motorcycles to make more noise haha! Also people just do karaoke 24/7 full blast, and I have yet to find one with talent! But it was pretty sweet. Well that was New Years! Well to answer your question mom, we had a big struggle with the Guertierrez family. They have problems with WoW, they have been doing good lately, and they say they feel good when they come to church. But we visited them New Years night, and sister was wasted! Just lying on the ground screaming and crying ( definalty not the fun drunk) and she started yelling "Ayaw ko magmormon!" I dont wanna be mormon! So yeah it was tough. Well on Saturday we were able to talk to her about it. And she felt really bad and felt like she couldnt go to church, or be mormon anymore. We shared with her about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, about how when she repents we dont have to feel that burden of guilt and pain anymore. We told her how much Heavenly Father wants her to continue, and how much satan is tempting her. She still felt like she wasnt going to church the next day. But we just left her with our testimonies. The next day sacrament meeting started, and nothin. Buuut with 10 min. left they showed up! It was sweet! And they feel better and feel like they can do it now. So I hope they can! And another cool experience this week was we teach this less active lady who hasnt been to church in a year because she was offended. We share with her at least 1 time a week, and we have had some very spirtual experiences with her. But every Sunday wala. This last Thursday we shared with her the parable of the lost sheep, she told us that it was her goal this year to come back and sunday she showed up! With her less active husband, and her daughters baby to bless. And in fast and testimony meeting she got up and boar her testimony. She said, " I wanna thank the elders for never giving up in me, and I will read my scriptures!" oh man I love missionary work! Love it. Well love you all, ill try to send pictures but this computer is a piece!