Tuesday, June 3, 2014


This week was again, super busy for us, but that is a good thing. It seemed like we were punted from almost every lesson this week, but when we counted our total KIs last night we realized we had taught 31 lessons this week. Crazy! We had another baptism on Saturday. She is 15 years old and her recently converted brother was able to perform the baptism. They are an awesome family and really good with helping missionaries. Through them, we have found 6 new progressing investigators and as of right now 2 of them have baptism dates for the end of this month. I have such a great feeling when this kind of stuff happens. Yesterday was fast Sunday and I was reflecting on this month and realizing that the Lord has truly blessed us. When I first got here, things were pretty slow. We had no progressing investigators and I felt like the work wasn't going very far. But I realized that this past month of May we have had a lot of success and I think it has something to do with having one day of sacrificing food to fast for our ward. I have gained a testimony of fasting and I can see how powerful it can be. The Lord has His own will and time of course for everything, so there are not always immediate results, but I know that He WILL help. 

Sister K being taught how to eat the right way in the Pines.
As for my Tagalog, it is not perfect so I know I have a lot of room to grow, but I can see in lessons how I am improving. The words are flowing a lot better...they may not be completely grammatically correct, but my investigator understands and I feel a lot more confident. I was reading a passage in Mosiah this morning. It said, "But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligence of mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage." (Mosiah 7:33)  What this means to me is, if I put my full faith, my full trust, in the Lord, and do my best in all that I am doing here, He will help me to push down this language barrier and speak and understand so that I can help the people here. It is so true that I have not been called to this place, but rather in the place of the Savior. This is His work, not mine, and I know that I am nothing without Him. We, as missionaries, wouldn't be able to accomplish anything without Him. 

I've heard how beautiful the weather is at home right now.  I bet that low humidity thing feels real nice...I don't remember what that feels like...hahaha Yes is it hot, and no I don't like it very much, but that isn't what matters. I am beginning to get a little bit of a tan now haha. But I will always look super pale next to everyone else here. But no need to worry about me dying in the heat,you guys just go and enjoy your beautiful weather while you have it! I had some questions asked about our "couch"...yes it IS made out of stone...I don't really know why. It is not very comfortable to sit on, we just use it as decoration haha. And for laundry, I am getting a lot faster at washing all of my clothes. It isn't so bad. Kind of relaxing ..in a weird way..but I will definitely appreciate that machine when I come back. ...or maybe I will just have to teach you all to wash clothes in a bucket! :P

Love you! 
Have an awesome week!!
Sis K

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