And happy Independence Day!! It was basically one of the most boring independence days ever, actually. We just had a normal day, and even though I absolutely love missionary work, I was definitely missing parades and barbecues and fireworks and family and friends. And I didn't even get to celebrate the Philippines Independence Day, because they don't really celebrate it! It was in my last area, and I wouldn't have even known it was independence day if somebody hadn't mentioned it. I was just like "You people do not know how to celebrate Independence Day. In America, you know it's Independence Day on the 4th of July, and here it's just mentioned. Boring!"
The syrup was the only thing that had an American flag that I was able to take a picture with. I've seen lots of American flags on shirts and stuff, but I couldn't find one to get for myself to celebrate haha.
And we had another Bible bash -.- I'm pretty sure these people were from the same group as the others, because a lot of the questions were the same. The thing I don't like about it is that their questions aren't actually questions, they're challenges to see how much we know. It makes it impossible to feel the Holy Ghost. It makes me wish that I would have been more diligent with my scripture mastery in seminary so that I could help them understand how the Book of Mormon and Bible are connected, but oh well.
And we got to go to the temple today!! I miss going every week like we did in the MTC, but I'm grateful that I'm in a mission that even has a temple. It's always so peaceful inside the temple, and it definitely rejuvenated my spirit for this next week :)
2 Nephi "Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord; and my heart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and heard."
The quote is just another random one I saw: "Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them." I read an article this week about the difference between weakness and sin. It was very powerful, and in it were outlined some steps to overcome our weaknesses. I've come to realize that I have many weaknesses; but I also have the Lord on my side, and with His help and His grace I can overcome the things I struggle with. I am so thankful for the gospel in my life!!
Mahal ko kayo!!