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Sunday, May 18, 2014

#1's Weekly Email: Week #45

Longest week of my mission. It feels like a month ago since I skyped my loverly family on Monday... Grabe

Well, this week seemed like it never ended. But it actually did. Thank goodness.


P-day! Got to skype me lovely family and see all their happy little faces. They're all doing good in case you wanted to know. We walked around that night a whole bunch because we were super punted and ended up at the Z family's house and had an impromptu FHE. Sister Makihele did a lesson about mothers because of mothers day and let me tell you it was a very spiritual lesson and everyone cried. Even I almost shed a tear. We just went around and said why we loved our moms. If you feel like you don't do it enough, you should do it. Mom's are awesome :)


We had a fabulous zone conference. I learned so much and it was a lot of fun. Got to see a lot of old friends. All in all, it was just a great zone conference. After the zone conference we went out and worked and that was fun too. We visited Sister L again and finished her re-teaching. Woohoo! I love it when recent converts are so strong and so excited about the Gospel. Sister L, Sister Le, and Sister E are sisters and they're all recent converts and so strong. Man it's awesome.

Hmmm what happened on Wednesday.... Sorry, I forgot my planner so this email might be really short. We went and taught Brother T. He's getting ready for his baptism on the 24th and he's excited. But he also seems to have kind of a one-track-mind and the poor man was not exactly overjoyed to hear that transfer day was so close. He started freaking out and saying that he's gonna be so sad and that he doesn't know if he's gonna keep coming to church after we're gone. Wait wait wait... that's not allowed. I'm sure he meant it as a compliment but for me that was like a kick in the gut. What a waste of our time! We're not here to teach you just so you can go less-active when we leave! It's called endure to the end not endure until your favorite sister missionaries ever get transferred... What the heck... It's ok. We got it all figured out for him. Helped him realize what he's gotta do. And I don't really remember what happened on the rest of that day. On to the next!

I had exchanges with Sister H, Sister Lea's companion. She's super sweet and hard working. We went around her area and taught a lot of people. And there were a lot of people staring and calling me Barbie and trying to speak to me in English and then being shocked when I would reply to them in Tagalog. The normal. But it was fun. It also made me really grateful for my area, my housemates, my companion, and our ward. There's just a different feeling where I am and where their area is. It's funny how that is.


Got to go back to my area. We went and visited a bunch of people and taught them of course. We went and visited Brother T again and he broke the news to us that he was going home for 2 weeks.... Ok? That was sudden. So we shared with him and texted Elder S that we wouldn't be needing him to come and give him an interview on Saturday because Brother T wouldn't be here. That was sad.

We go out proselyting in the morning and we see Brother T's granddaughter who was supposed to go home with him. Wait. That means they didn't leave! So in the afternoon after lunch we go and visit him and he said that his plans didn't go through. So I text Elder S that he didn't leave, and S, being the impulsive boy that he is, says ok! we're going straight to the terminal and coming out there. And by the time I read that text, they were already on their way. Wait! We haven't even reviewed with him for his interview! Well they got here and interviewed him and it actually turned out okay. Huh. That was a definite miracle. 

We went to church. And guess who didn't. T. What? Where did he go!? now we have to go and find out if he actually did go home or not. Ugh. And then we spent the rest of the day going to meetings and being punted. I swear, no other country in the world party's as hard as the Philippines. There was ANOTHER fiesta on Sunday. And so we went from house to house again and didn't share with anyone but were forced to eat tons of their food. Oh man. Yup. That was our week. Super fun and interesting and hot. What else is new. 

So yeah. Thank you for all of your love and support for us. Mahal ko kayo!
Ingat kayo palagi. Talk to you next week!

-Sister Hess 

1 comment:

Dolly said...

Loved reading missionary news from a sister's perspective!

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