Maayong Pasko!I hope you're all enjoying Christmas Break with your families :)
We have an IBD, Jane, she just started coming to church last month and said she was taught by some elders a year ago and really wants to be baptized. We are trying to teach her everyday and review all the lessons so she can prepare to be interviewed and baptized.
This morning we taught a less-active family and then decided to go find a referral we received. She was so happy to receive us and set out tons of chairs. Then all the people on the street and outside her tindahan came up and I asked all of them their names and talking to them and soon enough we had 6 new investigators and taught them all an intro to the Lesson 1 and about our purpose as missionaries. One of the men grew up playing basketball with "mormons", he said he always thought they were really fun and has a lot of respect for them. and he really wants to learn about the gospel. Then they said, let's all meet here this time next week! The Spirit was so strong during that lesson. It was a great morning and a great start to the week! Hopefully though we'll be able to teach them more one on one to help them individually progress.
Places we taught lessons this week:
1. under a dense grove of coconut trees on a hill during a spectacular sunset. One of the coconuts fell though, right next to us and it probably would have knocked us out if it had been a foot closer! But the Tatay told me not to worry, he's lived here for 30 years and hasn't ever been hit by a coconut!
2. standing up outside because the house had no chairs, the child was sick inside, and the ground was flooded from the rain.
3. on a nanay's bed because she has a bed-ridden daughter
4. on a dirt path outside a tindahan surrounded by onlookers
I hope you all have a merry christmas :)