Funny story of the week: when we were in our Mission Leadership Council, Sister Revillo asked all of us how we were doing with our language. One of the rules in our mission is English inside the apartment and Tagalog outside. But it's a hard rule, so when she followed up with the zone leaders and the sister training leaders and saw that we weren't doing so great, we got a little bit of a scolding and she committed us to follow that rule with exactness in order to be an example to the other missionaries. So we've been doing that for a couple of days, and let me tell you, it is not easy!! Ironically, I'm the one who's having the struggle. Sister Consulta speaks very good English, so when we're inside the apartment she doesn't have a problem. But I've gotten to the point that it's very rare that I speak straight English, so it literally takes all my brain power to have a full English conversation! Maybe this is one of the changes that I'm experiencing here on the mission haha.
Alma 7:23 And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. --Harriet Beecher Stowe
Love you all! Have a great week!!
The pictures are of us at MLC, and the night before spending our evening organizing and packing all of the 72 hour kit replacements we need to get to missionaries all over the mission.
Mission Leadership Counsil, March 11, 2016