Monday, July 22, 2013

Update from Britt

My companion and i :] 

Jaylo. she is getting baptized with her dad next sunday!! yay :]

Some flowers and the base of the cross at mt samat in the background 

This is a fruit called rambutan. super delicious! Yum :]

Tatay Lero is in the middle standing on a tire. he is 55 i think.  he is awesome!
We are so incredibly blessed. I want to share about one of my role models that I have met here on my mission. Probably the nicest person on the planet. Tatay Lero. He is an amazing person. He has four kids who range from age 21 to age 28. When the oldest was 11 years old his wife left him and he wasn’t a member at the time. He would work constantly for his family and his home was a room probably 6x7 feet. For 5 people. He raised his kids by himself and they are all amazing people. He has gone through the hardest of times and his family is amazing. I don’t know why I am so blessed. I don’t understand it and I don’t think I ever will understand it. But he is an example to me. I have been incredibly humbled here in the Philippines and I can’t believe all that I have taken for granted. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Quick update on the adventure:

Here are some bits from what she emailed me recently. "Its been a long week haha ive had ear infections which have been real painful and thats fun. other than that its all the same. just working all the time. but we had 4 investigators come to church which is a miracle to be honest it was awesome. really one of the greatest feelings ever to see when they gospel is having an effect on these peoples lives." AND "umm as for me. my clothes get stolen all the time. ha guys yell at me all the time. people are so stiffneckedand the work is really hard. but im realizing how ridiculously important the gospel really is in our lives. i finished the book of mormon for the first time last month ( i know, bad me...) but i cant believe how it is exactly for today. read it :]" She also says that she is forgetting English haha. OH and then she always says something in a different language and I have no idea what it means, I am just going to assume it's something endearing towards me ha :) 

Here are some more pictures from her grand adventure: