|that's right we're all that : ) you might wonder why people hold this sign under their chin...it mean's "I'm handsome or so good-looking" ha ha...silly!|
As I was thinking about what to write this week, one thing stuck in my mind. In Doctrine and Covenants 38:30, it says, “If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.” This is a super important thing, especially as a missionary. Every day, we study the scriptures in preparation and every night, we plan for the following day. Sometimes it can be boring, but it is so important to always be prepared for what may come, both spiritually and physically.
So, June has just began, meaning in the Philippines, it is the start of the rainy season. In the mornings, the sun is out and it looks like a clear day, then by around 3 o’clock it starts to pour. It is really nice because the rain cools everything off a little bit. (I can actually sleep at night, WITH A BLANKET! That is a huge thing...I never thought that 87 degrees would feel cold, but here, it does. Anyway, one day, we went out to teach. It looked like a clear day; it was already 4 o’clock, and still no rain. The day before was clear all day too. Then just as the rain started, I realized I had forgotten my umbrella, and my companion had lost hers earlier. We were not fully prepared for the rain and in return, the work suffered that day. We stayed inside the house of one of our investigators until it became a little lighter. We were still able to teach a couple of people, but not as many as we have in the past.
In life we always need to remember to be prepared. Even when things seem to be fine, we never know what is to come our way. If we are prepared in all things, we will not fear.
On the other days that we have been better prepared, the Lord has blessed us. One day, it was raining really hard. We had our umbrellas and we were walking uphill to get to the neighboring area. In the rain, the walk seemed like forever, but as soon as we got up to the place, we noticed two young kids waiting in a little covering for the rain to lighten so they could get home. It wasn’t getting any lighter, so each of us took them under our umbrellas and walked them to their home. They were so grateful to us for bringing them home, and we were so happy we were ready and prepared to help them. So, always be prepared for what may come.
|getting ready for baptism|
Hope you all have a great week!
a few more pics...
District Service Day--representin' B'more!
crazy Elders hunting for Buko (Premature coconut)