It is crazy how time seems to be going faster and faster as the weeks go on. this week was particularly fast because we has so much going on. We had exchanges with our District Leader, and also with the Ap's which was insane, and I will explain that in a second.
First off I our week was so good! you could say numbers wise we did 4x better this week, and Elder Pepa and I both have changed for the good especially after the exchanges with the Ap's. So we dug deep, set some real deep goals, and worked hard, and we were blessed for it. We found two families to teach last week, that seem pretty promising, just from tracting, and talking with people, we also had a few solid referrals that are really interested! It was a fantastic week, and I felt like that Hard working missionary again that I always longed for! Elder Pepa is doing a lot better he is starting to work a lot more, and take more of the lead on our work which is fantastic! It is such a relief hahaha. Also our one investigator who came to church last week came again! yay! She has such strong faith, coming to church even though they don't have any money, and dealing with two kids under the age of 2! with one being only 3 months old! That was pretty exciting, we set a goal to have a lot more a church next week if we work really hard, which is what we are planning to do.
Okay so one reason why the week was so good was because of our exchanges with the Ap. First off I thought the exchanges was mostly for Elder Pepa, but I was totally wrong hahah I was the one who got chastized! I worked with Elder Bryson who i know pretty well, and I thought it was going to be a chill day just working really hard, nah I was wrong, We had a 3 hour companionship study (its usually 1 hour) and he just chastized me the whole time!! hahaha what the heck!!! But it was really good, and it really helped me. He told me after our exchanges that he was so bold with me because he knew I could take it. So basically he just walked in, punched me in the face and left haha. It was really good though and it really did help me a lot. Before the exchanges I had an attitude of just working until the end and not really trying really hard, just as long I was still working but know i am back in the attitude where I was back in the day where I want to try my best to do the best that I can until the last day, even though I won't get a baptism before I leave or really seen anything else happen, but the desire is now there and It makes me feel a lot better about myself, and I will be more able to help Elder Pepa. I was afraid I wasn't going to enjoy these last couple weeks, but now I am really going to enjoy them and its going to be great!
Well thats it for this week, and just FYI I only have two more times to e-mail before I come home, I don't think we get to e-mail home that monday before I go home, so I only have two more! what!!!!??? so insane!!!! I lo0ve you all and I will see you in 3!!!
-on the Lord's errand-
San Pablo Philippines Mission