Hello Family and Everyone!
It was a good week here in Cauayan! Elder Schmootz and his wife came and had a mission tour in our mission. Elder Schmootz gave us a lot of great advice that I will take with me through the mission. Throughout the meeting I could feel the spirit soo strongly and I couldn't help but smile.
I feel like since I have been in the office i haven't smiled as much because I am always so busy and don't really have anyone else to talk to in my small cubicle, but I still find ways to have fun every once in a while. Elder Schmootz taught us the importance of our calling and told us about how we need to review the commitments we made as a missionary and renew our vigor in the work. I felt more joy enter my life as I remembered again the most important reasons why I went on a mission.
Another favorite part of the meeting was having mashed potatoes and pasta but that is another matter entirely ;). It was quite a busy week in the office! I had to do many reimbursements for missionaries as well as order some stuff for the mission, but I always have fun while I am there! I also believe that I am an addict to burgers now. Any burger joint I see, I try and get my hands on a burger. I may be at a point in my mission where rice won't do it anymore!!!! Haha.
On a sadder note, I think my American investigator may pass away soon. His health hasn't been doing well and he has started to rely on other sources to relieve his pain. I have been praying and fasting that he may get well soon. He was a great man to have discussions with. I could always tell he had a desire to change, he just never knew what path he should take.
We have been reteaching our Recent Convert and she is awesome! She is really helping the family she is staying with. They have been less active at times, but now they are becoming more and more active as she comes closer to Her Savior! Its amazing to see the change that has gone within the family. Every time we come over they seem more genuinely happy and just a little more silly! Hahaha. I love them and hope that they continue to grow in the gospel together.
We have our other American investigator and his family who we are really trying to start pushing to come to church. We hope that we will start seeing them. He has a very strong background in religion and has a good understanding of who is Savior is and the importance of him. On top of that, he is a treasure hunter! How many Americans do you meet in the Philippines that are treasure hunters?!? He told me a little bit about it but basically he is hunting Spanish bullions that the Japanese hid all over during World War II I believe. I may have already said this but its just soo cool! Now I just gotta get his family to church!
Well I love you all, and btw I have now been here 16 months in 3 days! Remember to show your love to others and be of service to all of those around you! Oh how great is the work!!!!