I guess that I am not meant to have companions for more than a month or so. My new companion is also going home, Sister Jongco. We were in the same house before in Kalibo, and now we are companions. She goes home February 10, and then another companion. Maybe the next one will last longer.
Pretty soon we will have to do two areas again. Sister Briggs is an American missionary who used to be in Kalibo, but she is going home this week because we need surgery on her shoulder. So sad, and President hasn't really told us what is going to happen after she goes home, or when for that matter. This week for sure though.
So, I have been thinking about what to write about this week. Then I got a text from one our investigators who had the worst excuse in the book. As a missionary, there are many excuses, the normal, believable, to the stupidly obvious.
Believable, but pushing it.
1.They are about to leave
2. They are going out of town
3.They are about to go shopping(every time you come)
1. Not home(but, when you talk about going back, they ask the investigator)
2. They hide every time you come back because they don't want to tell you no, and you see them in the house.
The best but not least,
3.Chronic Nostril allergy that occurs twice a week. Now, brother Jaime is usually a investigator that is very willing to listen and to come to church. Lately he has been working on remodeling his house, but they will never say no just to say no. So, hence the Chronic Nostril Allergy.
Every missionary will experience the excues in their mission, no matter where they serve. But, the trick is to enjoy our areas in spite of its challenges. That is one thing that I have learned here in the mission: to forget the challenges and remember the blessings. Because we are always blessed every day, but our attitude will affect greatly our happiness.
I really love being here in the city. For Christmas and New years we have had so many members try and feed us, and all at once. We haven't cooked dinner in a couple days because of all of the members.
I haven't transferred yet, and I am pretty sure that I have one more transfer left because they haven't whitewashed the city since the mission opened in 2010. It's litereally a maze, so if you had to white wash it would be pretty difficult. We'll see though.
Now, for the moment that you have all been waiting for, the miracles.
Not all of the days that you go out to work are full of the preach my gospel experiences. There are days that it's hot, you haven't been able to teach anyone because they aren't home, and you just want to sleep. Thursday was one of those days.
It was super hot, and we were searching for people to teach. We had tried tracting, and everyone was busy. Then, we were able to teach many investigators that we weren't able to in about a month.
It was one of those moments where you realize that it is truly God's work, not your own. We need to trust in God that he will help us to know who needs to be taught. He is truly in charge of HIs work and this church.
I know this church is true with all of my heart. I know the Book of Mormon is true, and that it is the key to solving any problem. I have seen it here in my mission so much.
P.s. I found a Bibo Store, it's an arcade.
P.P.S Thank you Sister Spader for the Calendar it's great
P.P.P.S Thank you so much to the Maughan Family for the wonderful Package. I have finished everything in the package :D.