|Belated Birthday and Farewell Dinner|
We were teaching this 21 year old kid yesterday and we taught him all about the gospel of Jesus Christ. At the end we asked him if he had any questions and he was like "I have one, when can I get baptized?" It was a good question. I will miss this more than anything.
Letter to Mom....
Haha I'm excited to eat a blizzard with you too. I made the goal to go on a separate adventure with each of you this week. It'll be awesome. I packed stuff last night and said goodbye to some people and it sucked. I was able to fit everything I wanted to take home though in just one bag. Would you like me to take the other two bags home still for others to use on their missions or just leave them here for other missionaries? Also, please bring a 12 piece chick-fil-a nugget combo with buffalo sauce to the airport, I have waited a long time.
We saw a miracle this week once again. Karen was married and baptized. Elder Billariña and I found her back in like early March and she has been ready for baptism for a long time, but she was very active in her born again church and didn't want to leave it. Back in August she told us that she'd get baptized right before I left and I was like "no, we don't have to wait that long!" But she won haha. It was awesome and her husband will be baptized soon. It was also a miracle how fast the marriage happened. On Wednesday we had no plan for the marriage but we were trying, it looked impossible to get it done in time, but everything worked out. After that marriage, we got to go to a temple sealing of a family in our ward. It was super cool to see a civil marriage and then a Celestial one in the same day, they were super different.
Tonight will be really sad. Some of the families we taught have good bye parties organized for later tonight. I love being a missionary. I have loved serving here more than anything I've ever done. I love the Philippines and all the people I've met and served with. Last night, I was watching a cockroach run around in our house and I realized that I'll even miss that. This has been the best experience of my life. Thanks for getting me out here mom, I love you.