PHILIPPINES TACLOBAN MISSION:
Sister Madison May Healey
Philippines Tacloban Mission
511 Maharlika Highway
Tacloban City, LEYTE 6500
Monday, December 19, 2016
'Twas the week before Christmas
we had a Family Home Afternoon and a Family Home Evening with some part-member families. So fun and a great time to draw closer to our Savior Jesus Christ and to bond as a family.
, while street contacting, Sister Cornites and I met a Filipina lady who actually lives in Germany with her husband and kids, but was just visiting Palompon for the Holidays to be with her siblings! I had a flashback to highschool when I took 2 years of German and when the time came to sine the only thing I could say to her was "I love you" and ask "Do you know how to spell your name?" hahaha So that was fun and made me want to study German again and more seriously.
This week has been amazing! Here are some things that happened:
I received some serious revelation while doing personal and companionship scripture study of how we can better help some of our investigators, and Palompon in general, progress. It was such a comfort. Heavenly Father really does guide us and answer our prayers.
We had our Christmas Conference in Ormoc and I got to see some of my batch and other old mission friends. We received a great training and really got to feel the Christmas Spirit. Santa even visited! haha I really love Christmas.
We also went contacting this week in the town terminal. Palompon is known for it's Barbecue stands in the evening at the terminal. It is always super busy - a lot of people. We went and talked to almost 100 people in about 15 minutes. Sharing short messages about Christmas, LighttheWorld, and our Savior Jesus Christ. Through sharing the gospel with others we receive a whole new light and joy in our lives.
I spoke in Church yesterday on following the example of Jesus Christ and a lot of people came to church. 9 Investigators! We've been working a lot with the members, getting them on board with Light the World! Christmas is only one week away!!
I hope you all will have a great week and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Christmas Conference with Santa (Elder Nelson)
It started pouring rain and none of us had an umbrella
so we broke off a banana tree leaf and made a run for it lol