This week has been at once fun and challenging, which is kind of a microcosm of a mission in itself. Above all else, this news have I for thee:
We have (possibly) a progressing investigator! I shall call him Brother Lakas. Brother Lakas is an ancient little man that lives in a barangay (village neighborhood type deal) named camarao in the middle of nowhere, the kind of place where the live stock easily outnumber the people, haha. He was being taught before by the missionaries before I got here, and he has been reading the Book of Mormon and has serious questions about what he's read! Especially the prophet Joseph Smith. However, he'll need your prayers. He actually only has one leg and gets around with the aid of a bamboo cane and a kind of peg leg type deal he made himself that ends in a rubber covered club. He doesn't let it stop him, but it understandably makes it a bit difficult to go to church when it's a half hour walk for US the young missionaries with both legs to the highway where he would have to wait for a bus in order to go. So, please keep Brother Lakas in your thoughts and prayers, along with the Bitwin family! We haven't been able to teach them since last week because of some health problems Brother Bitwin has been having and some recent deaths in their family.
Love you all :)
Elder Mikesell III