|We cross Omboy Wawa almost every day--I love this bridge!|
|I love these sweet children!|
However, we have an "Investigator of the week": Leonella M.
OK, even though she mixed up Joseph Smith and Jesus Christ, I still have to just laugh and love her anyway.
"So Leonella, who is Joseph Smith again?"
Close.... yet so FAR...
But really, nothing is more frustrating to me than this answer. She then redeemed herself when watching the 'Joseph Smith Experience.' The look on her face of understanding just filled me up. This 60 year old woman is just really wanting to read the Book of Mormon and is probably one of the most obedient investigator's I've had so far. Every commitment, KEPT. Even obeying the law of the land AND law of the fast. She always keeps her Book of Mormon and pamphlets in a little bag she brings to every lesson. I just love watching her change and watching her learning and growth right before my eyes.
My heart is happy in the following this week: Willie (my favorite recent convert), even paying his tithing and fast offering--and he doesn't even have his membership record number yet. What a GUY! To top it off, here's his answer to a question from my (probably really bad) Gospel Principles lesson:
"Brother Willie, what is faith to you?"
He slowly stands up, answers ALL in English:
"Faith comes from your heart, might, mind, soul, strength, and head. It comes from everything."
Basically I just closed the entire lesson. Thank you for recent converts who really brighten up Gospel Principles classes with simple testimonies!
Faith does come from every part of us. Have some faith this week. I know I will try. Love you all!
P.S. We're cooking for conference. Filipino style. I'll let you know how that goes.