WOAH!? What a week just like a fellow missionary said after all the hard work and diligence... the MIRACLE COMES!! We had SUCH AN AWSOME WEEK I CAN’T WAIT TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT!! But first lemme tell you about the awesome food I ate.... SQUID!! ahhh haha so like I HATE sea food so it was a BIG step for me to try and eat squid haha but.... it was DELICIOUS! haha they cooked it in like coconut milk and it’s SOO good! Then the second thing I ate was SNAKE! haha JK I didn’t eat the snake.. haha but funny story! So we went to go teach one of our investigators one morning and showed up and there was a SNAKE on the loose haha so we helped trap it and KILL it then the kids just went nuts on it and tore it to pieces to show the snakes friends not to mess with their house again!! Then we got to help our investigator clean their house but we didn’t get to teach them cause they were busy after killing the snake haha..
So.. the first miracle! Well one of the guys we have been working with brother Mike CAME TO CHURCH!! He’s super cool. He’s a baptist and he’s super good at the bible so it’s hard to teach him but we finally convinced him to read the Book of Mormon and pray about Joseph Smith and decide to come to church! But the real miracle was how WELCOMED he was at the church! Cause he always tells us how he wants to see in a church how the members really PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH! And he said that he saw that in our church and was very welcome! You might ask where he told us that?? Well HE TOLD IT TO THE WHOLE WARD IN TESTIMONY MEETING HAHAHA! He walked up on the stand and bore his testimony about how welcomed he felt in the church haha! Soo that was pretty awesome!
SOO THE SECOND MIRACLE was we finally found "THE ONE" but it gets better it’s not just the one as in 1 person.. WE FOUND "THE ONE FAMILY"!! This is a family that has been prepared for the gospel!! We first meet them while out walking.. I saw a guy in a hammock with his kid and shot him a smile... then he smiled really big right back at me SOO of course we went and talked to him and he invited us in his house and we taught him a lesson it was just him at this time cause his family was gone, but he was so excited for us to come back and teach his family the next time! So when we went back his wife had read the whole pamphlet and knew everything we were teaching! And knew it was all true! Then when we were leaving she asked us about church.. we totally spaced on inviting them, but she asked us where our church was and what time so they could come to church that Sunday!! haha like WHAT?!! #BLESSED! So we went back and taught them on Saturday and when we showed up she told us she was scared they weren't gonna be there when we got there cause they were gonna leave and she said that we would just see each other at church haha!! HAHA AWESOME!! Well here’s the sad part.. they didn’t make it to church on Sunday because they had to do stuff for school because today is the first day of school they ended up being busy but she said they would definitely be there next week!! We are so excited for this family!! And for these next 7 weeks before I go home! The blessings are finally coming in after a lot of hard work and diligence here!!
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money in the Philippines...very colorful!
Elder Baker's new fan his comp gave him. Looks like he needs it!
the snake...after it learned it's lesson!! haha
a goat Elder Baker was playing with
The NEW FAMILY the found to teach!