So this week was funn!! IT STARTED OUT TEACHING A PASTOR... lol so we were teaching this family and then out of nowhere their grandpa comes up and starts telling us everything we're teaching is a lie!! Ya it was pretty sad but instead of arguing, we just wrapped up the lesson and left! That pastor is lucky I don't speak Tagalog or I would spit straight fire at him!! GOSPEL FIRE!!
And then another cool story. So Friday we went to go to one of our investigators who is an old man and when we got there he was like worried about something and we got talking and he said his sister had escaped out of her room and he didn't know where she was. She is a 30 yr old lady but she has a little mental problem so he was scared about where she was! So we started driving in a trike towards the city looking for her! It was kinda fun. As we were going we would ask people if they had seen her walking and the first guy said ya she walked by about an hour ago! Then the next guy said she passed by 30 minutes ago! Then 10 minutes and then we got into the city where it was gonna be really difficult to find her. I was sitting in the trike and said a quick little prayer to find her and then like 1 minute later we saw her on the side of the road!! So we picked her up and went back to his house! Then we were teaching the investigator and she came out and started to listen. Part way thru the lesson we asked our investigator if his sister knew how to read and he said no she never went to school. Well we grabed the Book of Mormon and took it over to her and asked if she could read it and she read it perfectly! (in Tagalog of course) and the guy was soo confused he had no idea she could read!! But she did so we gave her the Book of Mormon and asked her to read it! Then on Sunday guess who showed up at church!!?? The INVESTIGATOR!! Sadly not his sister because she was to shy to go but it was great that he came!!
So to end this letter I want to quote my boy Nate Garry! "I know little... but the little I know is big!" I was thinking about that and for me it's very true for 2 reasons! 1. I'm not the smartest when it comes to teaching stuff about the gospel!! But I know it's important and the little I know is VERY BIG! 2. I know VERY LITTLE Tagalog, but the Tagalog that I do know... IS VERY BIG and the most important thing any American could say to these Filipinos!!
LOVE ELDER BAKER
ps. Don't forget you have Heavenly Father that can help you through anything!!
Elder Baker LOVES the little kids...and they love him right back!
A sample of his meals. Elder Baker totally happy to eat it!
Karaoke.....It's HUGE in the Philippines! Elder Baker had fun pretending : )
I am a child of God.
His promises are sure;
Celestial glory shall be mine
If I can but endure.