Monday, May 4, 2015

Week of Weeks

Dear Family,

Well it has been an interesting week.  Full of sickness and Elder Ardern (which was sakit gihapon... good humor is wasted on the ignorant).  But ya I got sick at the beginning of the week, but it was fine because I just got sick during Elder Arderns conferences for us (there was one conference on Tuesday for just the sister training leaders and zone leaders and then one conference on Wednesday for the mission.)  I was a little hazy during it, so I can't report fully how it went, which is fun because when I wasn't hazy haha it was a lot of chastisement, which isn't always fun to listen too. So yeah, I am kind of fine that it was those two days that I was sick, plus I was sitting down in AC all day so that really helped my sickness.  Also those always make me really grateful for my mission president.  He is seriously the best most christlike person ever.

Then Sister Holmes unfortunately caught my sickness and so work wasn't too fun this week, and she couldn't go out and work on Sunday (which I am very shocked that all of you knew about that paciou fight (excuse my spelling), since when do you guys all watch boxing?)  But despite that we still saw blessings this week.  Marciana has moved back into our area (sometimes the philippines is really funny), so she should get baptized next week.  The klong-klong (Mina's brother) came to church again even though their was paciou fight.  And he told us he wouldn't haha.  And he has accepted a baptismal date and keeps telling everyone he is almost mormon.  Right now we are just working on the word of wisdom with him which will be hard.  And then we taught Roldan and his wife. His wife wants to be baptized and they came to church this Sunday.  There is a lot of work to do with them, but brother roldan wanted us to come "at least 3 times a week apparently" haha.

Then the story you have all been waiting for, hopefully you all got the picture.  FLOR IS BAPTIZED!!!  Just in case you guys forgot about her, she is probably the first investigator I have ever taught.  I have taught her the whole time I have been in Bogo, which is really unusual, at least for me anyways.  But she was so hard to drop, I just could never let myself do it because she was always sooo close.  Anyways she was taught 30 years ago (missionaries haven't been teaching her 30 years straight, but anyways she has known its true for 30 years).  She just didn't feel ready or worthy to be baptized, but she finally made the decision and made all the sacrifices she had to make and then she was so cute on Saturday because she should up 4 hours early and she "just didn't understand her feeling", she felt nervous and excited, and the she said when she was baptized all those feeling washed away and she just felt happy.  Then I was talking to her at church and she said she couldn't sleep that night because she was just so happy thinking about her membership in the church.  She is great, and wants to do all her family history, and is determined to endure to the end.

Anways that is all for me as well.  I love you all!  Have a great week!

Sister Hancock

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