Maayong adlaw! We just returned from Lahug, Cebu City at the Temple! We had a surprise Lapu Lapu Zone Temple trip and that is why I am emailing on Wednesday, instead of Monday. It was just what I needed to faithfully, diligently, and happily enjoy these last months of this journey. Haha, honestly, it feels like I spent the morning at home, with you. :-)
We had a great week in paradise, spending lots of time helping and serving our sisters during exchanges. Sister Schroeder and I were reunited!! And I am so proud of her progress. She is amazing. We worked here in Maribago Blue, and I got to introduce her to the Moreno family. She sang them a song that she wrote about coming unto Christ! The Spirit was so strong! Then, with Sister Dela Cruz, we worked in Mandaue. We taught Nanay Nilda, and she is the sweetest member ever. The last time she tried to come to church, about 16 years ago, she fell into a hole. She is scared to return. Sister Dela Cruz and Sister Serapion will help her on her way to church this week. Then with Sister Pulgar, we attended District Meeting together, and she was a great "on the spot" STL. We ate lunch with our other Lapu Lapu Sisters at a little place near the eskina in Carajay.
This week, remember this, "The most important events that ever have or ever will occur in all eternity are the Creation, the Fall, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ." (Elder Bruce R. McConkie) Once we begin to understand these doctrines, we will develop our eternal perspective! What an amazing promise of eternal life! We will begin simply, with our obedience to the commandments of God. Have a wonderful week in paradise!