Dear Family and Friends,
So this past week was transfer week and it was really sad to see all of the departing missionaries leaving. It seems like there are more and more missionaries in every batch that I'm close with. This last batch had a lot of missionaries in it that I had become really close to in the mission and it was weird to see them going home. But then the feeling always gets reversed when the new incoming missionaries arrive. It fills you with energy and excitement again to get out and get to work, so everything always gets balanced out.
Our mission is still continuing its reading in the Book of Mormon with highlighting all of the references, words, and characteristics of Jesus Christ. It has been a really cool experience for me and it reinforces the divinity and purity of the Book of Mormon. Right now, I'm on track to be done right before Christmas, so I'm really excited for that.
Everything else is going well and Elder Benosa and I are very busy. We seem to be spending less and less time in the office, and more time being out in the mission. It has been very refreshing for both of us.
Above everything else, I'm just really excited for Christmas and the special spirit that always comes with the holiday season. It seems like it gets easier and easier to teach people and talk about the Savior as we get closer to Christmas. We also had the opportunity to go out with the new missionaries and do some OYMs around San Pablo Lake. It's a really cool place were people like to just go relax and hang out, so they're all in a pretty good mood. It was a fun experience to talk to some people and to watch the new missionaries release all of their bundled up excitement. It helped me to realize that we can never be too excited or bold when sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thank you all again for all of your continued support! Maligayang Pasko!
- Elder English