Tanza Philippines Update – February 16, 2014

Hello everybody from the Philippines!

Elders Burbidge and Doloritis getting around!

Elders Burbidge and Doloritis getting around!

This week has been really beneficial to me. I’ve learned a lot and have felt the love of a lot of people in the branch where I’m serving. I’m starting to notice the general kindness of people here in the Philippines. It’s a good example to me of how to become more Christlike, WHICH SHOULD BE A GOAL FOR EACH ONE OF US.

I want to elaborate on this a little bit more. Yesterday, we were teaching one of our investigators, and as it happens a lot of the time, somebody else starts listening in. But this time it was a little 9 year old kid. He had just popped out of nowhere. We had just finished teaching the 10 commandments to the investigator and I asked her why it is important for us to follow these commandments. Before she could answer, this little 9 year old boy chimed in, “So we can become more like Jesus Christ”. I didn’t understand him at first, so I started asking the question again to the investigator, but I didn’t finish. I figured out what the boy had said, and it was exactly correct. That’s our purpose in following the commandments and the laws of God. It’s so we can become more like our Brother and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. We always need to strive to follow these commandments. Whatever our situation is, we can follow them. God will NEVER give us a trial, commandment, or answer that we cannot overcome, obey, or act upon. I’m thankful for my Savior. I’m thankful for His atonement. Use it in your life. If you don’t know how, read the scriptures, talk to the missionaries or a friend, and find out. We need it to return to our Heavenly Father again.

I hope everybody has a good week. Always strive to do your best and be helpful to everyone you meet. It will pay off and you will lead a happier life!

Beautiful Philippines Sunset!

Beautiful Philippines Sunset!

 

-Elder Burbidge

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