|First rainbow I've seen in the Pines|
Last week I mentioned I got a new companion. Can I just tell you how much I absolutely love her? Sister Burt and I lived together in Canlubang for 3 months, then when I got transferred to San Jose, she took over my area in Canlubang. Then when I got transferred to Tayabas, she got transferred to San Jose and took over my area there. And now we are companions. And it is awesome. We've basically had the same mission. She is very much helping me to enjoy the work and learn to listen to the spirit. She is an amazing missionary and an amazing friend and I am SOOO thankful we get to be companions! I also love Sister Hopkins and Sister Mahoni, my beautiful, hilarious housemates. We have too much fun sometimes. I got to go on exchanges with Sister Mahoni again and it absolutely amazing to see the improvements she's made in less than 6 weeks. It's amazing to see how God really makes us who He needs us to be.
And finally, the investigators. We have one couple, Gilbert and Vergie Salvador. They are referrals from our Stake President. And they are what ya call "Golden." They are so excited for their baptism in August! It's like everything we teach them just makes perfect sense to them. They are so prepared! Last night we taught them about the word of wisdom and Sister Vergie told us she read the pamphlet we left and she's already stopped drinking coffee and Gilbert was making a plan to stop smoking before we even asked him if he would! The best part of his plan is that when we asked what he would do when he felt tempted to smoke he said, "Hahawakan ko ang mga manok ko." Which roughly translates to, "I'll just hold my chickens." Hey, whatever works ;)
I love Sta. Cruz. I love my companion. I love my housemates. I love every one of my investigators and each of the members here. I LOVE being a missionary in the Philippines San Pablo Mission and I know that this is EXACTLY where I need to be right now. I wouldn't trade this for the world. I love all of you and I am so thankful for the support that you continue to give and for the prayers you send my way. Have a great week and be grateful for the little things :)
XOXO, Sister Brown
|We got electricity after 11 days....we couldn't turn the lights off!|