Hello everybody!!! Hmm... Things are going well here! I'm adjusting I guess... It took me a year! Hahaha!!
Anyways, triple celebration! In our District, I just turned 1 year in the Mission. Then last Sunday, one of the Sisters just had her birthday. Then, the Part Time Missionary in our District just received her Mission call and was called in the Legazpi Mission...
A lot is happening with our work... Despite less time, 'coz of the extreme heat, there's still progress...
The Less-Actives that we are focusing are progressing. Sacrament attendance is increasing slowly and 3 of the families that we are teaching are consistently attending church. It made us happy and the ward as well. We're now working closely with the ward with the 3-in-1 forms. Every week, we're coordinating the work with the Ward Mission Leader and the Bishop. The Bishop is really happy with the work and we'll be adding additional names for us to work on.
We've told President and Sister Siguiente about the great news that their son just committed to come to church this coming week and they were delighted of the the good news. We're focusing on their son and his family as well. The wife is progressing as well so we're looking forward for a lot of progression as they come to church as a family.
The Ranara, Wenceslao, and Nalugon family are progressing although we're focusing now on their husbands. And they are happy to meet us. They have been all interviewed (the wives) by the Bishop and was reported in the ward council meeting. Bishop shook hands with us last Sunday and asked us if the Ward Mission Leader is functioning. Haha! He told us to report to him if he's not. We're really feeling the support of the ward. Right now, we're doing what you've taught us, visit some members and asked their progression in rescuing the one. It's great! The Aguillon family is working with us since they are reactivating the Ranara family. Then we've committed them to prepare someone and refer to us. It was all great. In time, the ward would help us prepare souls to come and partake the ordinance of baptism. It'll take some time but we're happy with it.
Our investigator with a date, Brother Nilo has been taught by the missionaries before. Elder Castillo and I had a great lesson with him and was able to learn some of his concerns. We challenged him to pray to know the truthfulness of our message because he doesn't want to be baptized. He just wants to learn. So, we're committing him more on knowing the truth through the Holy Ghost. It's up to him to accept our invitation but we know he's starting to recognize it.
The work's still hard but Elder Castillo and I are having a great time! It feels wonderful to feel this way. I've learned to be more honest in myself and it all worked out for me.
Well, I'm a year older in the Mission! Woot!!! There's so much going on... Hmm... It's fun and it's a great time for learning... 'Till next week! Love ya guys!
Philippines Cagayan De Oro Mission