Sunday, October 4, 2015

Week 64 (Oct. 4, 2015 Talavera, Philippines)

Hi Mom!

This week was good, but I'm short on time, so here's a quick update.
I cheated in learning about the new Apostles. That's incredible!! Elders Rasband, Denlund, and Stevenson, if those spellings are right. It's crazy to think that there have only been 100 ordained apostles in about 200 years. Cool stuff, huh?

Thursday was a training meeting we had with President Clark and a bunch of other Elders on the East side of the mission. President Clark's workshop was basically about how we need to be more involved in workshops and meetings if we want the Spirit we say we do. The Spirit won't be able to get to someone who's half asleep, so we need to wake up. It was kind of intense but I loved it and learned a lot. The Assistants also gave a workshop on how District Meetings should work in order to be a more edifying, spiritually uplifting experience. I thought it was awesome, and helped me a ton. Definitely some interesting stuff to try out and apply :)

The Valdez family is still really good :) Anthony wasn't able to attend church this Sunday because his Dad took him out on some errands even though he didn't want to go. He felt bad about it, but he's committed to come to General Conference this weekend. I love this kid :D His interview should either be this Friday or Saturday with President Clark because of some stuff that happened earlier in his life, but he's awesome, so I'm sure everything will be fine. His mom is pretty close too, and Elaine starting attending church, so things are moving :)
We had an interview last Saturday with Roger Arcilla, the old Tatay we've been teaching. He felt the Spirit so strongly and walked out so happy and smiley. Old People are so cute :P He gave awesome answers and bore great testimony, but he'll be having another interview with President Clark as well because of some things, but he doesn't mind at all. He's so ready and willing to do anything he needs to do in order to be baptized. I LOVE THESE PEOPLE :D :D

Anyway, that's all I've really got time for today, so I'll leave it there. Love you!!

Elder Syphus

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