Wow this week has been a great one! I love it here in Asingan! Elder Baniago and I are getting along great and it really makes the whole experience go well! We are plowing through the work here and trying to get our area ready for another meetinghouse and an extra set of missionaries, its a lot of work, but its fun and very fulfilling to do! It has rained everyday this week but its all been good and adds an extra sense of adventure. IT rained really hard on Wednesday and while we were inside a member's house Elder Baniago gave each one of those looks like "Let's do this!" Nothing working in the rain!
This we saw another way to talk to people we don't know! We were walking out side and decided to take a 5 minute break at a rest spot on the side of the highway. Elder Baniago went to the CR first and I followed, but I listened as Elder Baniago left yelling "Freak! Bastos ang langam" well I look down at my feet and find my feet covered in huge red ants making their way up my pants! So I go running outside with my companion and we're both freaking out throwing our shoes off and brushing all the red ants off. With team work we got them off pretty fast and few bites, but not before half the town saw two guys freaking out about ants in the road. Well one the bystanders came up to us and asked if we wanted to use his house so we could check and get rid of ants. Well we tlaked to him and we got a return appointment! Go to show that we can make even bad circumstances into finding opportunities!
I watched a video this week called "After the Storm" in the mormon messages. I really liked what its says about the Lord planting his footsteps and riding on the storms. The Savior promises us that no matter what we face he will be there to help us. So what makes us scared? I think it comes when we see others in less intense parts of the same storm. I think we often times tell ourselves "Wait! I'm in the eye of the storm, the very worst of the storm, and others are on the outside. How can he possibly save me and them at the same time?" I think we sometimes forget that its not the "where" or "why" or "what" but the "when" and "how" that really matters. Its "when" we decide to let the Savior help us, and "how" we exercise our faith that determine how the storm affects us. We can't tell the storm where to go, or control where we stand in it, but we decide what we do to prepare and what to do when it passes.
I love you all!
Mahal ko kayo lahat!