Monday, July 25, 2016

Ang Kaloob na Espritu Santo!

Hello to my amazing family and friends!! 

Another great week. Some funny phrases I've heard the past couple days,"hey you wanna shoot? you play like LeBron?" (teenage boys playing basketball), "you are so beautiful. you shine bright like a diamond in the sky." (quoting Rhianna) "hey! maputi! (white) happy birthday!" (wasn't my birthday). I love their English phrases, I just love these people.
Happy to see my matching friend at church!
The stand outs for the week are our 3 super progressing investigators, Nanay L, Ch and C. We have had some really powerful lessons with Ch this week. He is at church and really praying and reading but he is hesitant to be baptized in August because he reallyyyy wants to know for sure that this is the right decision for him. I love how dedicated he is to his decisions. He knows that baptism means a life change! But we are working with him on how he can recognize his answer that this IS the right decision and that this IS the true church of Jesus Christ. 

I have been thinking a lot about the Holy Ghost and how it testifies to people of truth. I am soooo thankful everyday for the Spirit working through me and teaching these amazing people. Because there is no way I could do this on my own with my imperfections and far from perfect Tagalog haha. I know that the Spirit is the thing that will change people's hearts and lead them to repentance and baptism. I know that if our desires are sincere, the Holy Ghost will always testify to us of the truth of the gospel. I know Ch will receive that answer he needs. I know that we all can receive a witness that this church is true through sincere study and prayer. Not just once, but every day!! I am thankful for the gift of the Holy Ghost that I received after my baptism. I know the gift of the Holy Ghost is REAL! He can comfort us and guide us and testify to us of truth. We have a mission study plan about the Holy Ghost and I love one of the questions on there. It says, "How do I express my love and gratitude to Heavenly Father for the gift of the Holy Ghost?" Think about it!

I love you all soooo much! I love walking these beautiful streets everyday and sharing the beautiful restored gospel of Jesus Christ! Sure, there are hard times. But the good outweighs the bad x100000. :) Have a great week! Mahal ko kayo <3

Sister Giles 

I walk these streets a lot, sooo pretty!

Playing in the rain!

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