Hello! Maayong hapon ang tanan! It has been raining for three days now, and although the sky is gloomy, it surely is a beautiful day. It depends on the way you look at it, right? We have received the transfer calls and all is well. As far as I know, no mistakes were made this time. :-) Sister Cervantes will be transferring to Mandaue early tomorrow morning, and my new companion, Sister Nalawas will be transferring from Tagbilarin and arrive tomorrow as well. I am excited to meet her. She is from Fiji and I believe that she is the cousin of Sister Rasauliwa, my first companion in the MTC. I have heard only wonderful things about her!
This past week has been very successful. Not necessarily for the missionary work here in Lapu Lapu, although it is steadily improving, but in my companionship with Sister Cervantes. It has been my desire to develop charity, and pure love for her, as well as all those whom we serve. I have been doing my very best to leave this companionship as friends. We benefited so much from the help of Sister Tanner this past week to find shoes for Sister Cervantes to wear with her shoe inserts, so that she can walk with less pain. During this transfer, we celebrated Christmas, the one year mark of Sister Cervantes, and her 21st birthday. I have been worried, that I would ruin her birthday, so I went out of my way to serve and surprise her. She has finally felt of my love for her and even said that her 21st birthday was the best day of her life, because of the kindness of the members here. It is really true that Christ-like service heals hearts. Although I have been humbled in countless ways, I have learned so very much from our companionship and I am so grateful for the friendship we have. As well, I am excited to meet Sister Nalawas tomorrow! She was a previous companion of Sister Lappay, so I know she is wonderful.
Remember this, as said by President Monson, "As we follow the example of the Savior, ours will be the opportunity to be a light in the lives of others." Even if it appears to be cloudy outside, remember that we each have light, the Light of Christ. It is our responsibility to share it! What a privilege! We will continue in faith and focus our efforts on our investigators for them to progress and experience their personal conversions to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Especially, cute Arjean and Jevegail, who are preparing for their baptism in February! Many miracles! Continue in faith! Remember to shine your light! Have a wonderful week!