PETER HAPPY BIRTHDAY- you getting oooooooold hehehe ;) Anyways, it's so good to hear from you guys- this update is really great! I'm happy to hear that D has been found, as well as that Grandpa is enjoying the remaining time that he has :) It made me smile so much thinking about him, even though I haven't really haven't had the opportunity to meet him- it made me kind of sad though, because I feel like I totally have more I could share about being on a mission :)P The only problem is I don't have the time to share everything that happens or everything that I feel- just that Elder L and I have agreed that it is the best opportunity and time in our whole lives!!!
We had 5 of our investigators come to work this last week, and it was really awesome! I just want to focus on the A family- a part member family that we have been teaching for some time now. They are super cool! I think that I sent something bout them a while ago, but so you know- the mother is a recent convert and had given up smoking (so all her kids are grateful for that because they don't like smoking) but anyways, they've come to church two weeks in a row now.It's been really fun to teach them and some of the questions that they ask are just really awesome.
Well howdy! It sounds like it's been a really crazy week- I hope that D is safe now- that was kind of a scare! But I'm happy as well that Anyways, mommy was able to head out to Utah to see Grandpa again :)
This week we worked really hard to keep finding people and get them to come to General Conference! We were actually super bummed because nobody we were teaching came to the Conference on Sunday morning- but then halfway through on the families we are teaching texted us and asked when the next session was. So long story short, they CAME to church!
One of them, Sister S is really cool and has told us that she wants to become "mormon"... so we're trying to help her out with that by focusing on "Pray to know".
Our Tatay we've been teaching, B, wasn't able to come to General Conference because he went to the marriage of his Neice- but I totally want to share a story about when we went back to visit him this week!---So he didn't come last week because he really hurt his knee- but we were walking by his house this week when we hear him call our names really loud (I mean he was SCREAMING to get our attention) and when we go over there, he happily told us that the day after we taught him...that he was trying to do some work when suddenly he heard popping in his knee and suddenly he could walk again! He told us that he believes it's because he met us and because our message is true- he was SO HAPPY to see us. I mean I wish we could even describe in words just how much energy he had and how excited he was to be taught again! He even told us how we wants to stop drinking and smoking-so next time we go over there we will be teaching the Word of Wisdom.
Anyways, something that really struck me this weekend in General Conference was when I was listening to D. Todd Christofferson and he talked about the "watchmen"- he mentioned that if a watchman doesn't do their responsibility that the blood of the people are on their hands.
I realized 1-the calling to Apostle or Prophet must be way heavy because they are responsible for nearly 16 million people and are to warn us properly.
and 2- If I, as a missionary don't do my responsibility--then I'll be held responsible for the things I don't/do do.! It was just really a call for me to keep trying harder every day! :)
Something else that I really want to share is that Elder Joauqin E. Costa is when he said when you receive these things—the Book of Mormon—and you are exhorted to read and ask God if they are true, please just do it!
Because that literally sums up our biggest frustrations as missionaries is when people don't read and ask God and then complain that they haven't come to know if the Book is true or not xD
But anyways, it was a good week- I'm excited to see what's in store for this week :)
Love, Elder Morris
Oh, by the way- I totally got to withdraw the money in my account and we went to Dagupan and got suits made!!! By made, I mean MADE- we went and bought the material we need to have one made and then gave it to a "missionary famous" tailor in Dagupan who has made suits for missonaries for as long as any of us can remember xD We'll go and pick them in in May!
It was awesome :) THANK YOU!
My favorite scripture: Alma 24:27 just because of the phrase "...thus we see that the Lord worketh in many ways for the salvation of his people."