Friday, October 24, 2014

mga paa

Yesterday I ate chicken feet and frog legs. mmmmmm. It was prepared Chinese style, though. Not very filipino. The chicken foot slapped my face. Buhay pa pala. See attached picture.

Oh man, WE HAD AN AWESOME WEEK. We somehow squeezed in two exchanges and had members working with us every day and met tons of families and potential priesthood holders and had tons of referrals and loads of people came to church and it was a perfect storm the beautiful things. 

But I want to share a great experience about one of our investigators. Her name is Nory. She is 60 years old but looks 40. When we first met her, she was so angry. Not at us, but her heart was just filled with anger. Her husband left her a few years ago because he had another secret family. But the worst part is, the husband and his no longer secret family just live down the street. If she wants to go anywhere, she has to pass by their house. She really really hates her husband. Like, it's scary. A few weeks ago, she was in a crazy mood and it was late at night and we invited her to repent of her sins. She said, "I have to kill someone before I repent." HUHHH? They she opened up how she has a real desire to kill her husband. I was seriously terrified and there was no spirit in the room at that moment. When we left, I said, "I don't know if we should go back to Nory... she seems a little unstable." But, a few days later, the Spirit led us back to her and we are still teaching her. She is very diligent in reading the Book of Mormon. This week, she shared with us something that was beautiful. She doesn't want to kill her husband anymore! When she walks by his house, she doesn't feel angry, she just feels sorry for him. She shared how, through reading the Book of Mormon, she finally feels peace in her heart. (And she learned how much God does not want her to kill people...) It was a very spiritual lesson as she bore her testimony of the Book of Mormon and it was just another testimony to me of how sincere study and application of the Book of Mormon changes hearts and changes people. Also, we were talking about how her heart used to be and we said, "Pusong bato?" which is also the title of a famous song here which means heart of stone. And she said, "Hindi. parang puso ni Satanas." It was hilarious. But she was serious...

That's all the time for now. We have a new mission president and it is apprehensive making. Love you!