Kumusta po sa lahat! I hope that all of you are doing well! This week went by sooooo fast.. We had a zone meeting on Tuesday, I went on exchanges on Wednesday, and then we had a dinner appointment on Friday (Which is always something to look forward to). Also, we’ve witnessed a few miracles this week, which has really helped boost my faith and testimony of Missionary Work, but also of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
In missionary work, nothing happens until we find somebody to teach. We’ve been struggling a little bit in finding a good progressing investigator (somebody that is really interested) and so we’ve been praying and really asking for help from members. One night we received a text from one of our members saying to come over later to teach his girlfriend. When we got there, there were two people I’ve never seen before. Turns out, one of them was the brother of the member we were in contact with, and the other woman isn’t a member, but has a LOT of questions for us! We’re seeing miracles left and right. It’s amazing to see the hand of the Lord in this true work.
I hope that all made sense, I had to write it fast! This is the hardest thing anyone has done, is doing, or ever will do. There are so many ups and downs that it’s hard to know what you’re feeling sometimes. And then the Spirit hits you and says, “You’re a Full-Time Missionary for Jesus Christ. He has sent you to the Philippines to share His message.” Sometimes it’s daunting to have such a big responsibility, but as long as we give our best, the Lord will do the rest! And, He loves us. ALL of us. I know it! To anyone who is thinking about going on a mission. DO IT. Pull the trigger and make the decision to go. I’ve learned so much about myself and about the Lord, things that I wouldn’t have learned if I didn’t choose to go on a mission.
When in doubt, pray. When in pain, serve! I love you! Keep safe and Choose the Right!
Elder Hunter Burbidge