March 2, 2015
Family. Hello.Really, though, where has the time gone? The end of the cycle is almost here. When did that happen? You know what they say: Time flies when you're having fun. What a blessing to know that the only true fun is accompanied by hard work. Oh, and for your information, we didn't end up going to Banaue today. That will be next week.
On Saturday I had the privileged to baptize two of the investigators of the sisters in Bayombong (Which includes Sister Koncurat who is somehow related to me? Wha?). It was an excellent service. And they have a beautiful chapel there! We had a delicious lunch afterwards with blood pudding and graham-mango-cream layered cake (Not at the same time).
On Sunday, a lot of less-active members came to church, which was awesome! We had a very strange investigator come from the other Elders area, who stood up and testified (In a mix of broken English, Tagalog, and Visaya) that we could all become prophets for Yaweh. So that was fun. The testimonies were super good. Later that day we contacted another investigator and his father, Orlando and Junior. It was a great lesson. Both of them expressed a desire to be baptized afterwards. I feel so undeserving of all of these blessings! But I suppose whatever I am able to do, I'm still an unprofitable servant. The best I can do is be at the right place, at the right time, and invite others to come unto Christ. This is such an amazing work!
Thank you all for your support. I've been praying for you and I know God has answered my prayers. I love you all. I know the Church is true, and that the same organization which existed in the primitive church has been restored today, with proper Priesthood authority, that we may learn to make and keep sacred covenants with our Father in Heaven, and follow His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, as we await His coming in glory! In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
P.S. New Language Discovered: Gaddang. Phrase: "Nanay Yu Ngannu?" which means "What's your name?" What a strange, wonderful place I live in.
The Solano Zone- Photo credit Sister Koncurat (4th person from the right) (She is from the same ward in Maryland as Karen Folkman...who is Jordan's aunt Ruth Kocherhans' sister. Follow that? :-)