Shout out to my comp. Elder Bautista! It's his birthday today!
|Elder Bautista eating Balut|
We've been recently visiting one of the former bishops who's been inactive since 2008. His house is about an hour and a half walk away and you have to take a boat to cross the river too, but we've been to his house twice now. The first visit we just met with him asked him why he doesn't come to church and we were basically just checking sup in his life. So he was saying that he just wasn't feeling the love from the ward members. He said they never visited him just because he was so far away and he understood and all that, but he was still pretty sad. So yesterday after church we got all the YSA and a couple young men and women to go down with us to teach and visit. We met with him and he started crying just because he was so happy and he said he would go to church next Sunday. So that's awesome.
Filipinos are all way to nice. When we go tracting everybody always lets us in and gives us food and then lets us set a return appointment. If they don't want to take the lessons anymore they just hide when we come by. So it's kind of a struggle.
The spiritual thought this week is all about service. Service is huge here. Everyone helps everyone out and it's just great. Mosiah 4:16-18
16 And also, ye yourselves will succor those that stand in need of your succor; ye will administer of your substance unto him that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the beggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish.
17 Perhaps thou shalt say: The man has brought upon himself his misery; therefore I will stay my hand, and will not give unto him of my food, nor impart unto him of my substance that he may not suffer, for his punishments are just—
18 But I say unto you, O man, whosoever doeth this the same hath great cause to repent; and except he repenteth of that which he hath done he perisheth forever, and hath no interest in the kingdom of God.
And I forgot my Camera again..... but I have plenty of pictures so I promise to bring it next week.