Sunday, May 4, 2014

clothes on the line....someones home

So this week... was GOOD! I had exchanges, but i actually got to go to another area! Which was real fun. I actually went to the area on my first exchanges about.. 4 months ago, almost five when I didn't know how to speak Tagalog. :) So we went out to work and it was a really good day. We found some new investigators... everything. Super good. Our last appointment, we went to this recent converts house... but when I saw her the first time, she was still an investigator!! It was amazing how much my Tagalog has improved since the last time I saw her, but more importantly, how much happier she seems and the changes in her life are just amazing. Missionary work is the best!
The work continues! We found a family yesterday and I'm way stoked. I really, really hope they progress! They are absolutely cute and so kind. It was kind of cool how we found them though... So we have one area that's really far and it's kind of a farm area.. So we were walking along a road that goes to our far area and we noticed there was a entry to a subdivision we hadn't noticed before. So we decided to explore! We started walking along, there was like an old abandoned church and we thought maybe there was no one here yet, or it was abandoned (mostly because it was kind of creepy). We turned the corner where we expected the subdivision to be and there was only a few houses. We decided to turn around because it didn't look like anyone lived there. Basically an empty field with two houses. But then I noticed some clothes that were hanging to dry and we decided to try. So we did the equivalent of knocking on the door (yelling tao po) and the Brother came out. We introduced ourselves and he immediately invited us to sit down. So super cool. I cant wait to teach them again!
Anyway, I love a lot of things about the Philippines... the food, the people. There's also some things I don't love... the HEAT. OH MY HECK IT IS SO HOT. I also am not a huge fan of when my dinner stares at me... but other than the cockroaches, I'm happy! I've really learned a lot about myself and about who I really am and who I can become! :) I'm becoming more confident in myself and doing things I normally would not do...
Anyways love you all!!! :) Ingat!
xox Sister Holmes!!

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