does anyone know where the pause button on the remote of life is?! i really need to find it. my mission is going by so fast, and i want to at least pause it or at least slow it down. it has been a fast 5 months, and it is only getting faster... it is super stressful because there is a ton of stuff that i have not yet figured out, and there is other things that i feel like i should know how to do but i don't yet.
This week has been way fast as usual, the hard part, or one of them, was that we didn't have new planners for the new transfer, so it made it super difficult for planning and making sure that i was training Elder Caindoy right... i have forgotten how difficult it is to train, i really hope that I am doing the right things to help him start his mission off on the right foot!
This last little while has been really heating up, and with that so has our work, we gave 8 IBD's this week (Investigators with Baptismal Date) brother Roney Velasco has been thinking about becoming a member, and has been looking at the benefits as well as the difficulties, well the spirit was beating on my heart, as well as the heart of Elder Caindoy, so i told him to do it (part of the training) and Roney said no... well then we asked why, and he said he wasn't sure yet. so we asked him again and then he said YES!!! ahhh! we have been waiting for them to realize the church is the only way to be SAVED(everyone has their own definition).
there have also been a ton of mosquitoes everywhere, especially towards dusk around 5-6 pm. well these mosquitoes carry Dengue Fever, as well as Malaria. the only thing that you can do is try and slap them before they bite.... the only issue is that there is about 5 TRILLION of them!!! insect repellant doesn't work, it actually attracts them to you.... yeah!
So as you all should know, my anak(kid) is TAGALOG, so over the past week i have learned a lot of Tagalog phrases, and words, it is kinda fun because when he doesn't know the word in Cebuano, he says it to me in Tagalog, then i tell him it in Cebuano. Also i help by translating for him to Cebuano the lessons, and he translates them to Tagalog for me, because we have some investigators that only understand Tagalog. so i cant teach them at all, other than try to bare my testimony in my understanding of Tagalog so far. i can understand a ton of it, it is just super hard to speak because of the crazy use of the tongue in the language!
So for those of you that read all the way to the bottom of this email, i want to ask you all a question. i have spent the last 2 weeks trying to study about it, but right now i want you to give me your thoughts, and if you can... back up your statement with a scripture or a few of them...
ARE THERE SOME SPIRITS IN SPIRIT PRISON RIGHT NOW THAT WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THE CELESTIAL GLORY IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
i know that this may be a difficult question but that just means that it is just hopefully a good one.
-Elder Larson the YOUNGER
PHILIPPINES CEBU EAST MISSION!!!! OCT 2013-JAN 2016