Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!! MLC and Power Puff Girls

So, best news of my life....I GOT TO SKYPE ON SATURDAY!!!  It was so good to see everyone!  I am a little sad to admit though that we've been so busy here that I literally didn't have time to be excited until that morning...  But then I got to skype with the coolest people in the world (AKA my family 😉) so it totally made my week.  So happy Mother's Day to all the moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters, cousins, friends, etc who are fantastic moms!!!  (But my mom is the very best...just sayin')

We had our interviews with President Revillo this past week, which was amazing.  This calling has really been stressing me out--I have so many weaknesses and it's rough when you make mistakes and everybody mentions it.  In my interview with President I asked him why I'm here as a Sister Training Leader in Quirino when there's all these responsibilities that the entire mission needs us to complete, and there are several missionaries I know that could do a much better job.  He's so sweet; he let me rant my feelings for a minute then agreed with me.  He said that there are missionaries that could do better than me, and there are missionaries that could even do better than him.  But then he told me something that might have changed my life:  The Lord doesn't call us for our skills or for what we've done.  He calls us because of our potential...He will shape our backs to bear our responsibilities.  Not exact wording, but the best I can do :)  It was so reassuring for me.  I don't know why I was called to this position or why Heavenly Father has put so much trust in me.  It's hard and stressful and I am literally getting wrinkles (no joke--I'm starting to look old :P ).  But I'm trying so hard to do my best and give my all, and I keep feeling little reassurances that that's enough for Heavenly Father.  So I guess I'll just keep pushing at it until Heavenly Father thinks that I've stretched enough :)

Friday we had our Mission Leadership Council, and Sister Udarbe and I decided to be twinners and wear what we call our "Ramos dresses".  Our favorite recent convert family in Taytay, the Ramos family, made them for us.  We both thought it was a great idea, until we got there and Sister Revillo announced that we would be performing a duet for everyone (thank goodness we didn't) and our zone leader told us we looked like the Power Puff Girls.  Well, I thought we looked adorable, anyways.  (I give up trying to look cute here--it fails everytime 😩 lol)

We should look to and have our focus firmly fixed upon the Savior at all times and in all places.--David A. Bednar.

Omni 1:26 And now, my beloved brethren, I would that ye should come unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation, and the power of his redemption. Yea, come unto him, and offer your whole souls as an offering unto him, and continue in fasting and praying, and endure to the end; and as the Lord liveth ye will be saved. 

Love you all!!  Have a great week!!
Sister Pectol

P.S.  I hit my 15 month mark this week 😱😱😱  It's going by way too fast!!!!

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