|Last day of proselyting with Sis Mafi|
|Our last pic all together|
|This is the Castro family|
|Sleeping on the jeepney|
Kumusta pamilya ko!
|Packing everything on the tricycle|
|Sis Mafi's x-ray|
As far as proselyting this week, our numbers are dropping. We have so many investigators that just didn't progress and so we ended up dropping them. But unfortunately we didn't pick up any new ones in the last few weeks so now we don't have enough appointments to fill our time. We did a lot of street contacting this week. Sister Fuentes said that I have an asset and I need to use it....my asset is my white skin. So when people would smile at me, we would take advantage of it and go talk to them. Mostly they didn't care about what we had to say, just interested in an American. And they all thought I spoke better Tagalog than I do and they would start talking to me. I mostly just nod my head and smile. Good thing I had Sister Mafi to translate for me!
Earlier this morning we had a zone activity becasue we acheived the standard of excellence for our zone last month. We got to go play basketball and volleyball as a zone and then we went to a restaurant that had pizza. Real American pizza. It was delicious! This week was great! Pizza and ice cream! Masarap! But very expensive.....
So as of right now, I am waiting until tomorrow night when a mass text goes out saying who will be transferred on Wednesday morning. And then Wednesday we go to Olongapo and I'll pick up companion and then I have to lead my area. Sometimes I feel like I'm ready to lead....and then sometimes I don't feel ready at all. I feel like I don't know what's going on enough but I am still in training so I'll be fine. My biggest spiritual lesson for the week was patience. Although I am a little frustrated at the lack of progression with our proselyting, I need to not let that get me frustrated or angry. Because then the spirit can't work with you. The moments when I let frustration come in, I found that my Tagalog was a lot less sure and we just weren't as effective. So I learned this week, that when things don't go the way you think they should, of course you should try to fix that but don't become frustrated about it. I really learned a lot from the story of Ammon and the sons of Mosiah. They had a lot of patience and endured a lot of trials. And it is AFTER the trial of our patience that we experience success.
Alam ko po na pinakamahalaga ang pasensiya sa misionero gawain! At alam ko po na tunay ang mga biyaya sa misionero gawain.