Sunday, July 31, 2016

1 More Baptism! Teaching the Youth and White Girl Struggles...

Hi all!!

This week has been so great!  Andro got baptized on Saturday!!!  I'm so happy!!!  He's 21 and told us he's planning on serving a mission.  He's really been a golden investigator and I have loved being able to teach him; his testimony is so strong and it's been great :)

On Sunday morning, one of the youth teachers called us and told us that she wanted us to do a roleplay with the youth and act like we were really teaching them a missionary lesson about the importance of covenants.  She gave us the setting, which was a mom with about 25 kids, only about 4 of whom have been baptized already (big family haha).  So we knocked on their classroom door, introduced ourselves, and asked if we could share a message with them, then followed up if they'd been reading the Book of Mormon and praying.  It was super fun and they had a lot of great questions, so it was very involved.  Both me and Sister Collins felt nervous at first, but then as the lesson got going it was just like the lessons we teach everyday, with us doing our best to answer their questions and strengthen their testimony.  It was a really neat experience :)

I also wanted to share something from one of our exchanges this past week.  I got to work with Sister Hann, an amazing sister from Australia.  She's only in her 2nd transfer in the field and is the only other person as white as me :) and she has red hair!!!  #yayforgingers!!  Our day was really good and we had some good lessons, but when we were travelling back to the apartment to do evaluations, I realized I'd locked the key in the condo (genius move) so we needed to meet up with our kabahays to get their key so we could get inside.  We agreed on a meeting place but we were a lot closer than they were, so we ended up waiting a while for them.  And let me tell you...two very white redheaded girls together in the Philippines gets a lot of attention.  It was super awkward.  There were one or two people who almost crashed on their bikes cause they weren't paying enough attention to the road haha.  I kept texting the other sisters to hurry up and save us from the people, and when they finally got there we used our best missionary walk and sped back to the condo.  But we survived ok, so it worked out :)

Mosiah 27:36-37  And thus they were instruments in the hands of God in bringing many to the knowledge of the truth, yea, to the knowledge of their Redeemer.
And how blessed are they! For they did publish peace; they did publish good tidings of good; and they did declare unto the people that the Lord reigneth.

There are lives to brighten.  There are hearts to touch.  There are souls to save.  --President Thomas S. Monson

Love you all!  Have a great week!
Sister Pectol

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