Hey everyone – I don’t have much time for a blog post this week, but here is a short, funny experience thatme and my new companion, Elder Pedong, had this week…
So for those who aren’t keeping track of the weather in the Philippines, it hasn’t rained here for a longgggg time! This week it came out of nowhere though. We woke up one morning and we saw all of these HUGE clouds coming our way and we got really excited for some refreshing natural air-conditioning.
Me and my companion, Elder Pedong, were walking back to the bus stop at around 8:30 p.m. when the heavens opened and the floods came down! It didn’t actually flood, but we had to walk for a good 10 minutes in pouring down rain! It reminded me of football practices when we would be out in the rain for hours and the water would run in to our eyes, combined with sweat, and start to burn. Although it hurt, it was a good memory! My companion kept saying, “OOOHHH NOOOO!!!!” over and over again in a sarcastic, funny, joking way. I can’t explain it but we started laughing for a long time. We were so thankful for the rain! Even though all of our books and materials were getting wet, it was one of the favorite parts of my mission yet.
I’m thankful for the tender mercies of the Lord. He truly desires for us to be happy in this life AND the next! Keep progressing, keep reading, giving thanks to all. Be happy! Sorry for the short blog, maybe a better one next week! Susunod pa lang!
Elder Hunter Burbidge