It has been a good week! A long one, and a busy one but a good one. The highlight of this week was definitely the visit of Elder Bowen and Elder Andersen and their wives. To be able to shake hands and listen to an Apostle of the Lord was the most amazing thing ever. We were combined with Quezon City North Mission as well so there were so many missionaries in one place. I sat in the 3rd row from the front, in the middle. He didn't speak from the pulpit the whole time, but when he was there he was right in front of me. I was like: O :O :O hahahaha! Then he came down with those microphones that you clip onto your shirt, I forgot what it's called... and then he came and walked around and we had a great discussion. At the start of the meeting we sung the EFY medley. The Sisters in Zion and Army of Helaman one. Flip, the spirit was so strong I thought I was going to be lifted up into heaven hahahaha joke. But I got goosebumps all the way up my body! Elder Andersen was smiling the whole time, and all the couple missionaries that were sitting at the front (including both mission Presidents and their wives), all had tears in their eyes. There is something about that song that just brings the spirit and when you have about 400 missionaries singing it, it is SO powerful! It was an amazing experience! President Koster wanted to make sure that we were on our best behaviour, that we had 'quiet dignity', and that we were reverent. Everything went smoothly! It was great. Afterwards Elder Andersen said, "next week I am going to meet with President Monson and I am going to tell him you were great." I was like: D :O :D :O hahaahaha! How cool is that? I am so blessed to be able to have met him! I learnt many things from him that I am going to apply in my missionary work and my life! I also was able to see a few of my batch from the MTC! It was awesome! I saw one of my companions from the MTC! So awesome.
Another good thing that has been happening for these last 2 weeks is that we have been doing splits on Sundays. This has been helping us cover more appointments. We have been working with the YSA that are planning to serve missions! It has been fun.
One thing I love about the Philippines is the people I have met. Sometimes they are so open about their lives to you in the first visit. We OYMed this one Nanay and she let us into her home. We then just started talking to her and she was sharing about the struggles that she was having in life with her husband and also her children. She isn't with her husband anymore and one of her children used to take drugs. He's older now but there has been a big effect on him because of the drugs. As she was talking she started crying. I felt so bad for her. Then we started teaching her and she was SO attentive in the lesson. She would look at us right in the eyes. It was like we were giving her hope talaga. We are going to go back to her this week. We tried yesterday, pero, she wasn't at home. I am so grateful I could meet her. I love when you are able to meet such sincere people!
Me and my companion are finding many people! It is great! We are enjoying talking to everyone and sharing the gospel with them. Kung ayaw nila, okay lang yan, choice nila yan pero at least ginawa namin ang part naming. Haha, sorry, I just felt like writing it in Tagalog.
Just a random note. Next week my P-Day will be on Tuesday cause we are going to the temple.
Btw....HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA ROBIN!! I hope you have an amazing day! I love you very much!!!
I think that is all for now!
Love you all!!