Monday, January 5, 2015

New Year - New Challenges

Pamilya at mga Kaibigan,

     Well transfer day has come and gone and there have been a lot of changes taking place on Mindoro.  About three fourths of the missionaries on Mindoro were transferred and they were all replaced with experienced trainers training new missionaries.  Let's just say that the island kind of has a reputation of not having the most obedient missionaries and President is really trying to change things here.  My companion and I are both really excited for the coming transfer.  

     Our work and our attendance really reached a climax around Christmas and now it seems like things are starting to fall back to where they were.  We are just trying to figure out why.  We've been working really hard on finding for the last week instead of our regular visits to families and then our attendance really dropped at church.  We were a little disappointed but now we can see that we need to find a balance in our work.  We worked on it for a quite long time in our weekly planning session and now we are really excited for this coming week.  

     We've had some really good experiences this past week with tracting and had the opportunity to teach the Restoration quite a few times.  I've been focusing really hard on learning the first vision in Tagalog.  I really make sure that I pronounce every word correctly.  When you recite the first vision in the lesson, the spirit is always so strong.  We're really excited to go back and continue teaching these people. 

     December was full of a lot of just traveling and waiting so we're excited to get back into the swing of things.  Thank you for all of your support!
- Elder English

(He couldn't get the computer to upload his photos again this week so hopefully we'll see some with his next e-mail.)

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