Sunday, March 13, 2016

Week 87 (Mar. 13, 2016 Gabaldon, Philippines)

Hey Mom!

Sounds like you're all having a good time down there in St George :) We're making a lot of really good strides here in the area, and we're excited for April and May :) Jhonel is sort of progressing. He'll make it to his baptismal date, but the concern is his conversion. Granted, I wasn't necessarily converted, per se, when I was baptized at 8. I mean, how many 8 year olds are? He's 11, and spends most of the church block running around outside, and his Mom just lets him, but as long as he understands the doctrine.... what more can you do? Ugh.
Shervie is a different story :/ Her dad isn't any support, nor an example, because apparently, he never actually gave up smoking or drinking, and was baptized a few weeks before I got here. We want to talk to him about it, but he just barely left town to go paint a building for a few weeks. We actually learned from his non-member wife about his problems. No wonder she doesn't want us to teach her. She obviously doesn't see much of a change in her husband. :( Back to Shervie, though. She's still stuck in her current faith, the Sabadista religion, which is basically a whole church built around Saturday worship.
We do have some good news, however. Both Amparo Laguna and her brother, Alberto attended church yesterday!! We were so stoked!! We've been trying forever to get them to go and solve all these other concerns and everything but nothing ever worked. The miracle though, wasn't even with them. Remember the whole 30 Testifying Contacts a day? Well, I haven't been doing that as well as I should have been, ever since we got the counsel to do it. This week, however we changed that. I don't know why we changed it. We just knew we weren't doing what we were supposed to be doing, so we changed. And it's incredible the blessings the Lord gives!!! A bunch of our investigators attended church (some still only potential, not necessarily progressing), we found a bunch of people willing to listen and everything is awesome! Woohoo!! :D SO ya. The Spirit's the coolest, and I love the Gospel. We just have to do our part, and then the Lord is bound on His :) Yup. I <3 Missionary Work. All day 'ery day.

Just another quick news item, is the Zone Conference we just had. A bunch of super awesome workshops that helped a bajillion, and a good time to reminisce with old companions. Hooray for.... for everything, haha. I don't even know; I just wanna cheer and celebrate. "I've got the Holy Spirit in me!" (Name that movie) Love you!!!!

Elder Syphus

Prize inside my cereal box :D

That's a jackfruit. It's big :)

And tasty after you get all the alien fruit pods off the tentacles.

Cause why not :P

Love you agian!!

Elder Syphus

PS Happy Pi(e) Day :D

Zone Conference Mar. 9, 2016

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