It has been a wonderful week and a half! Honestly, this transfer has gone by so quickly and Sister Nalawas and I have witnessed many miracles. We are blessed to be staying here in the Lapu Lapu First Ward as companions for another transfer. There is still so much good to be done here!
All went well this past week as we prepared for the baptism of Sister Arjean, it was such a joyful experience to witness her progression as her faith grew until the time that she made a sacred covenant with God, ready as well to endure faithfully to the end. A very special day for her and her family. The spirit testified with her as she shared her gratitude and her testimony of the truth. It was especially amazing due to the fact that Arjean's mother attended her baptism and is not yet a member. The light and example that Arjean and her brother are to their parents and younger siblings is priceless. We believe that there will be a time for their entire family to receive and accept the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are grateful to be supported by the wonderful ward missionaries here, Sister Mary Lou and Sister Regina. They are preparing themselves for their missions as well and we are blessed by their service. They are kind to join us in times of happiness, sadness, successes and failures.
A common theme in our District Meetings and Zone Training Meetings has been pride, and I enjoy learning and discussing how to become Christ-like missionaries with my fellow missionaries in Lapu Lapu. Their insights and perspectives are each new to me, in how exactly to beware of pride. I have been again impressed with the simplicity and grandeur of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. As said in, 2 Nephi 2:6-7, our Savior, Jesus Christ has given himself as "a sacrifice for sin", for all those who have a "broken heart and a contrite spirit". Meaning that we must humble ourselves before the Lord, recognize our nothingness and give Him our sins, weaknesses and shortcomings.
I know the the Atonement of Jesus Christ is infinite and eternal, without end. It is evidence of His infinite love for each of us. It gives us the means by which we can begin anew each day, to purify and change our hearts. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World. We must humble ourselves and come unto Him in order to personally apply the Atonement in our lives.