Hello, my family and friends!
Thank you dearly for your kind words and birthday wishes. It has been a great week, and we have had many things happen! We celebrated my 11th month mark on May 24th, we had our final interview with President Tanner, we hiked up to Pagsa - teaching the Moral family, we returned to Nora -a former investigator and were able to teach her again with her 26 year old daughter, Sister Schroeder is amazing and has officially graduated from her 12 weeks! All of these and many more!
My birthday was a very happy one! We celebrated with a filipino style layer cake, with mangos, bananas, graham crackers, sugar and cream (1). And one highlight of our week was absolutely the Galaan family. We finally learned where their new home is, and as you can see from the picture (2), we had quite an adventure getting there... Enough to stop and take pictures! Haha! :-) They are really wonderful. Amelia, with her sons, Gino, Mitchy and Patrick are in the other picture (3). We then invited their whole family to join us in a Family Home Evening, to build trust with them. Gabriel, Amelia's husband works in Tagbilaran and comes home on the weekends only. It was very successful and we hope to see miracles happen for them as they accept the gospel of Jesus Christ!
The transfer calls yesterday brought a nice surprise! I had no doubt that I would stay in Valencia with Sister Schroeder to do her follow-up training, and continue the work here in this beautiful part of the Lord's vineyard. But it turns out that the Lord needs me in Cebu again, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude. I have been called to serve in the Maribago area, serving as a Sister Training Leader there with Sister Mumu! We leave again for Cebu tomorrow morning. All I keep repeating is, "Be not afraid, only believe". It is all that we can do!
I love you all! Thank you for your love and support. Mosalig sa Ginoo!