Monday, August 26, 2013

Wk 22- NICE AND SMOOTH!!! (me and my companion) haha

Area: Bata
Companion: Sister Neis

Our zone headed on an activity to see the ruins

all squished in a jeepney!

The ruins

Sister Smoot & Monson

Sister Neis & Smoot

Sister Monson & Smoot

Sister Neis & Smoot

Sister Smoot & Sister Polatis

my Zone at the Ruins

Sister Smoot & Monson

The Sisters

Main floor of our house!

Our house in Bata

This week has been good!! :)

So monday we had a zone activity!! it was so fun! :) We went to the ruins and just took pictures. :) it was fun!! :) i loved it so much! :) It was nice to just kind of relax for a day. Then after. We went and did a FHE at sister Analia's house! She is super cute! She has two little boys and a sister in our ward referred her to us! she is ready to be baptized! She went to church before when she was in high school. Her husband doesn't want anything to do with it, but she's praying that he will open up. :) it's super cute! We read Sister Neis' little simplified book of mormon in ilonggo! They were rare at the mtc but she got one from the book store!! 

Tuesday :) Elder and Sister Neff came over and did an inspection of our apartment. :) which they do every once in a while (but it was my first one here.) but the rest of the day was short because we pretty much studied and went out for a little bit in the evening.  

oh! and I forgot to tell you last week that we had a brown out last week or something. Usually a brown out is water and electricity, but ours were different, but electricity. We didn't have any electricity haha so we slept and it was hot upstairs without fans but we opened the windows and it was just the evening until about 5 in the morning when we had our fans plugged in to turn on and when they turned on it woke us both up and it scared us! then it made me cold! it's crazy how your body can adjust. I forget to tell you things like this because it's just kinda normal. We had it at our first apartment also, but there it had a generator that kicked on and it was back on in a few minutes. but we were using flash lights in a house it was funny. :) it was like i was at girls camp, but in a house haha :)

Wednesday, we ran into a sister that had a book of mormon. the spirit like stopped me to talk to her and i started talking to her and found out she'd been taught before. She had a book of mormon, it was dusty but she had one! We had an incredible lesson about the plan of salvation because we found out her sister in law died about 3 years ago and she was taking care of the two kids. their dad was in oriental for work. She said we could come back but everytime we go back she's not there. 

Thursday, we taught one of our neighbors in Camilla! (it's the group of nicer houses) it also guarded so people can't really get inside unless they live there or are with someone who lives there. But we were able to teach a 20 year old and a 19 year old.. sisters. They are super cute. They live together with one brother who we haven't met yet he was at work. It's the 19 year old's boyfriend and they have one child who was with the brothers mom and the 20 year old is the cousin of the brother. if that makes sense. but we have another appointment with them tonight. It was really cool to see how curious people are. We had a good lesson with them. :)

Friday, I was a little rough.. and i got overwhelmed, but i knew that it would just make saturday all that better! I broke down a little after a 2 hour lesson with someone who had a whole lot of questions. Anyways i was super exhausted after we went throughout that day. That night i got home and i woke up the next morning to my moo moo being on inside out, i was like wow i must have been tired! oops! [and then i went to change and realized my garment top was on backwards!! wow!! no wonder i had a bad day yesterday!! i felt super bad, and stupid, but it was already done, so i laughed it off and said ok i'll have a better day today. :)]

Saturday, i worked with a member that looks so much like jessica foster!! and acts like her too... just philippina. it was kinda weardin me out... but it made me miss her... but can you some how get a picture of her for me so i can show this sister?! :) we did a lesson with elijah to review him for his baptismal interview!! which he had on sunday and he's so ready to be baptized!! Elijah is a member's boyfriend who they are preparing for temple marriage in a year! He's incredible! :) I'm so excited for him!! :) 

Sunday, We went to go to church at 8 for our meeting we were running a few minutes late... but nobody was there, except for sister Analia with her 2 boys! We were like wow!! temprano gid sila!! haha it was cool! We had 6 investigators at church and 5 less actives and 2 out of our 3 recent converts from before. It was a good day. Then we went and had our interview after church for elijah! He's getting baptized on saturday! :) and Then we had splits!! It was weird! i hadn't been alone with just members before, but we did member exchanges. It was cool, different but cool! :) It's awesome because you get double the work done in the same amount of time. :) I enjoyed it because sundays we have a lot of people that want to come with us. 

Anyways, I hope that was enough for you mom! ;) I hope you enjoy the pictures too!! :) I love you all!! :) Have a wonderful week! :)

Love, Sister Smoot

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