Hello! Maayong buntag! Good morning! I hope and pray that all is well with you and your families. I am emailing earlier today because we have a Sister's activity planned later this afternoon. This has been a great week. With our wonderful missionary work, Zone Training Meeting, our trip to Tagbilarin to remove my cast, (according to Sister Lappay, it was "cast away"!) , and General Conference, we are enjoying our work and are full of hope in Christ.
The main topic discussed in our Zone Training Meeting was using our time wisely. A key part in obedience. Sister Lappay and I made goals to use our time wisely, according to the will of the Lord, in order to fulfill His purposes for us. We are now more full of faith in Christ, that through us, we can accomplish all that He desires of us. Obedience is the first step to a consecrated life! I am so grateful for the new ways that we learned to do that at our meeting.
We are now working again with the Toloy family! They were preparing for baptism, but stopped attending church, just before I injured my arm. We have not given up on them! We taught them yesterday evening about the words of our Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson. The spirit was there and is seems as if their hearts are softening and the desire to follow the example of Jesus Christ is growing. The Lord is preparing them. It is amazing to watch. I feel so privileged to be a missionary.
A lesson that I learned during General Conference, that I want to share is from Sister Carole M. Stephens, in her talk called, "If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments". Have you ever thought of spiritual promptings as commandments? We should strive always to obey the commandments of God and the small promptings and inspirations that we receive by the Holy Ghost. That is now my focus and I am so grateful for the kind correction and counsel that we can receive from the Holy Ghost as we listen for it. I think that in a simple way, promptings are from God, and they should be followed as seriously as commandments. Remember that the Holy Ghost will guide us back home. Go forward with faith! Trust in the Lord! I love you all!