Monday, September 19, 2016

A Great Week!

Hello po! 

Great week here in Lipa. My brother Jack sent me a play by play of his day at school and asked what it was like to be a missionary. So here is a little play by play of our great week for Jack:

Tuesday-our apartment woke up with really sick stomachs (Philippines missionary life haha) but the work must go on!! So we went on with our plans and had exchanges with the sisters that live with us! I worked with Sister Beatson from New Zealand. She is so fun and crazy, we had a great day of work and lots of miracles! 

Wednesday-we had a great district meeting, great day of work. Stand out lesson with Sister J, a recent convert. She is SO STRONG! The cutest Nanay and she literally just reads the Book of Mormon all day and takes notes in this cute notebook. Super humble circumstances and just the most solid testimony. These Filipinos inspire me every day. 

Thursday-My comp was still feeling sick but she pushed through and we got so many lessons and talked to so many people!! The Lord really does strengthen us when we put our trust in Him and exercise faith and diligence! Stand out lesson- Sister C. a 28 yr old investigator. Her dad is a member but working through some Word of Wisdom issues. We had such a spiritual, strong lesson. C is the best. We had a little bit of a family council with her and her dad, taught about faith in Jesus Christ and the Atonement and committed them to change! Sister C is being such a good support to her dad right now and her testimony is just growing and growing as she reads the Book of Mormon, asks questions and attends church. Missionary work is FAMILY work and we love helping their family come closer to Jesus Christ. 

Friday- Highlight was lunch with the DJ Family. Such a loving family with the prettiest house and best food :) Ate some REAL spaghetti with REAL has been so long...and then another day of hitting the street!! Stand out lesson- Brother J. The coolest guy with the biggest desire to know the truth. Committed him to baptism on October 29 woohoooo!! He lives with a member family who is the biggest support to him. Members- invite your friends to hear the gospel!!! 

At the DJ Family's House, beautiful!

Our investigator, Brother J.
Saturday- we had a great day of work and a great ward activity about missionary work and got lots of referrals woohoo! 
A ward member who is great at the guitar, he's the best!
Sunday- had 6 investigators comes to church and I gave a talk about missionary work. Lipa Ward 1 is catching that missionary spirit...yay! 

I finished the Book of Mormon recently and started it over, always a great experience. I know with my whole heart, mind and soul that Book if true! I was reading in 1 Nephi 21:15-16 the other day, beautiful verses. It says there that just as a woman never forgets her child, the Lord never forgets us. I know that is true. We are truly "graven on the palms of His hands". I know the Savior died for all of us, individually! He NEVER forgets us, even if we forget Him. I love you all so much! Read the Book of Mormon and come closer to your Savior! Have a great week!!

Sister Giles 

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