I haven't updated everyone in far too long, for which I apologize, haha.
This week was extremely rewarding! Sister Mabait was baptized just this last Saturday! She lives in a very humble home and her husband works overseas. All of her children, except for her oldest, have been baptized, and her oldest son JUST left on his mission about two days before we arrived in Aringay. Her family is crazy, but we love it!
I've decided that there are only two kinds of weather in the Philippines: dry and hot OR wet and hot and occasionally typhoon force winds. I have also decided that I am in love with this country and will die here. I have some investigators you can pray for! Their name is the Matapat family. They live in a bahay kubo, or bamboo house with no power. They were visited by missionaries before, but they were too shy at the time. One of the counselors came to my companionship and told us that they wanted to be visited again because of tragedies that had happened in their family since then. Sister Matapat, the mother of the family, has been widowed three times now, and she's only in her forties. Their entire family accepted the invitation to be baptized in the first lesson and they all came to church! They have a lot of challenges, so please keep them in your prayers.
That's all this week! I love you all! Feed your fire!
Elder Mikesell III
|The sister missionaries convert, John|
|This is a fruit called rambutan. You don't eat the outside, but the inside has kind of a citrus flavored jelly... it's wayyy good!|
|My companion was sleepy, haha|