Tawo nako sa kahangturan,I've learned a lot this week. First, the Book of Mormon teaches me what to improve every single day. The spirit touches different parts of my brain and gives little strokes of understanding, and guides me as I write revelation, and I always leave a little reprimanded for my weaknesses, but a better person. That is not just a book, but it is the fullness of the everlasting gospel. Where are you all reading? What's changing you today?
Second, I have bad news, so we'll get it out of the way. Sis. Sally has disappeared. She left all of a sudden and is gone, not answering calls or anything. She apparently left early Sunday morning, so we found out when she didn't show up to church. It's been hard.I managed not to cry in front of everyone, but it's not easy. I learned to love her so much- I believe in miracles of the disciple variety because of Sis. Sally. So I am grateful that I had the chance to teach her, and that I have a companion who feels the same way who I can rely on.
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.
Onto happier news:
I love Sis. Luyong. I don't know when you're all going to get to meet her, but you should. She is so wonderful, and still working on all her weaknesses, even when I can't even see a weakness there. She sings constantly and is probably the most diligent selfless missionary that I know.
Brother Jun Caballero is doing great. His 18 year old daughter LynLyn is the sweetest and she wants nothing more than to be sealed in the temple with their family. So she buys him candy instead of his cigarettes and is bold enough to tell him to stop. She got really discouraged yesterday, because his quitting is a slow process, but we taught, his wife shared what she'd learned from the BOM and LynLyn sat there and said, He can do it! Brother set a goal to be completely smoke free by Saturday and we know he can do it!
Also, Bro Buen is completely cigarette free. He wasn't last week, but after a lesson on Thursday about our choices here on earth, he completely stopped. He has a fever right now, and it might be a side affect, but he smiles through it all. This 60 year old man has nothing left of his former life, nothing in terms of the world, but I can see the light and happiness in him.
Have hope, gather yourself and Israel, feast on his bread, seek hot coals of cleansing,
And Nahigugma ko ninyo!