My week has been pretty good.
Here is an excerpt from my letter to President Carlos...
Hey President! Just saying, after 5 times, I’m tired of going to Banaue. It’s not cool anymore. I just like the souvenir shops...
So, work this week is starting to pick up a bit. We do not get to choose the people who we serve. We serve everyone and anyone without bias. That’s one of the messages I picked up this past General Conference. The other thing I really caught hold of is my need to give the rest of my life in missionary service to the Lord and service in the church. That is going to determine where I go in this life. That is the life blood of this church as well. Sometimes it’s hard not to think I only have 2 more cycles left in the mission. I get to wondering what I am going to do afterwards, then I almost always start thinking about the ways I will do missionary work and how I will be able to continue serving. It’s kinda fun. My mission is only 2 more cycles, but my service will extend much, much farther than that. I’m excited what the near future hold for me and I’m trying to continue to give my best for my Filipino family here in Bagabag. I love the people here, more so than I have loved anyone since I arrived here in the Philippines. I don't want to leave them, but I know the Lord knows best where I am needed and where I need to be. I trust Him. I love Him. I will follow Him in whatever way He asks of me.
Most of what I heard out of every talk this past general conference was about missionary work and service and the need for me to continue to do this my whole life. It was very clear. I also received many promptings of things that I need to look for in a spouse. It was good. I don't have my journal, but I received many good insights. One especially long one. It was cool. :)
(We told Elder Lundy that this past Sunday Our Home ward received a new Bishopric) Well, a new bishopric is weird... but cool. Sounds like a good combination of people. Dad was right when he said one way or other I’m meeting new leaders when I get home. Ha-ha.
My motherly bear of a mother, I am doing ok. I got sunburned earlier though at Banaue. I used up all the money that dad sent me on food. My shoulder still hurts like crap. I have a feeling its gunna be like that till I get home or longer. I’m doing strengthening exercises to try and help it out. It will get better eventually. If not in this life, than the next.
YES, I got the protein package. :) thank you. :)
Blog, keep it up. We talked to an Israeli we met at Banaue for like an hour and a half this afternoon. He is a bit of a world traveler. I didn't ask him about if he looked at blogs or anything, but he very well could have been one of the people that looked at it in preparation to come, and I got to talk to him and we shared the gospel with him. :) It’s a cool thought.
I gotta go. We are late now. :*