Dear Family and Friends,
It has been another great week here in Alaminos. We started it off last pday by going on a hike. We really had no idea where we were going, but we called one of the YSA young men and asked him to take us to the best bundok (mountain). He hesitantly agreed, because I think it came across as a really weird request. He took us to a really random mountain and then we started hiking. We got to the point where there wasn’t really a trail anymore and we were just climbing over rocks and pushing our way through these vines. Brother Edward was really confident though and just kept going forward. We ended up making it up and back down with only a few scratches. We also weren’t able to get a tricycle back to Alaminos City, but some really nice guys stopped and let us hop on the back of their construction truck that had a bunch of cement in the back.
Elder Benosa and I have also really been working on trying to get things organized in the office. The other day, we spent about 3 hours in our supply closet trying to get everything organized. It had kind of turned into a place for everyone to put all the stuff that they had no idea what to do with, so it was quite a task. We also found a lot of interesting things.
We also had a great lesson with one of our investigators this week. We found her while we were out behind the mission home and she seems really interested. We taught her a very quick message on the Restoration. She said that she was intrigued by the fact that we weren’t telling her what to believe, but that we were inviting her to come to know for herself. She was really excited by the idea of a Restoration.
Things have been going well with the other families that we visit, and we’re really trying to focus on the Book of Mormon with everything. It truly is our most powerful tool as missionaries and as members of the church. We have set a goal as a companionship to use a verse from the Book of Mormon in every lesson. It sounds really simple, but I did notice a few weeks ago that we taught some lessons without reading from the Book of Mormon.
Everything else is going well and I have absolutely zero complaints. We’re moving apartments tomorrow so we’re really excited. Mostly because the shower in the new apartment has a cool little electric water heater. Once you get one of those, you join a very select group of missionaries. We’re already planning out how we’re going to have to time each other so that we can all get ready in time.
Thanks again for all of your support and advice! Things are going great!
We decided to hike up this mountain for our pday.
It was really intense.
There were no tricycles on the way back,
so we got a ride on a construction truck.