Goodness, it was so good to see you last Monday and hear your voices on Skype! Everyone is looking so much older! Stop growing! haha
We had a great week this week!, after we skyped, we headed to Bacolod for our mission president's training at the mission home. We had our interviews with President and then had such an inspiring training. The inspiration I received the strongest from President's training is to have faith in Jesus Christ, not just faith alone. When we have faith in Jesus Christ, we can do anything, including our vision!
We stayed at the Bacolod 6 sister's apartment that night and then the next morning headed back to our areas. We stopped by McDonald's real quick for breakfast however, and as we were leaving, there were some beggar kids. The elders had left us leftover food in a box with pamphlets from the training that we didn't realize we had until AFTER we ate, so we gave it to the kids as well as a few pamphlets. :) Afterwards we headed back to Pontevedra and got to work! We had some pretty awesome finding experiences and ended up with 7 new investigators at the end of the day. :) On the way home, as we were walking, this girl named Julie walked up to us and said, "hi sisters!!" We started talking to her and found out she was a former investigator of the elders that had moved into our area! She said she was still reading the Book of Mormon and still wants to be baptized!
All in all, it was a great week! This week is transfers, so we'll see what happens, but I've got a good feeling I'll be staying in Pontevedra. Have a wonderful week! Thank you for all you thoughts and prayers! They mean so much to me! I love this Gospel...I love missionary work and bringing sheep back to the fold... And I love you all!
Palangga ko kamo!
"Laundry! Lots of it!"
The Rusia family!
Jet and Irish and their cute baby--a family in the branch
Working with Nelly, Shane and Allyza
"The dried fish I told you about when we skyped"
Jessica said this is the least favorite thing she has eaten--they eat ALL of it--from eyes to tail!!
"Eggs on plants--that's how they decorate here"
"Mount Canlaon...the tallest mountain in Negros Occidental.
You can see it on the way to one of our areas."
" So much rain equals so much mud! Good times for walking and tricycle driving! ;)"
"Working with Sister Boncag and Haydee for our one day mission"
"Haydee Gedamia Aligan's baptism!"
"The monster we killed last night. That's how big it is AFTER it's shriveled. You don't want to see it when it's alive and creeping and spazzing along the wall and floor TOWARDS you as it's writhing to it's death after being attacked with permetherin..."
Location of the earthquake that Jessica talks about in her email.