Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
It was a great time skyping with my family on Christmas day. So I was not able to see my father because my mom told me that he was in our farm, working. She told me that my father has not been drinking alcohol as much as he had been doing before. Heavenly Father truly hears and answers prayers, in His own perfect time and way.
I know with all my heart that my decision to serve as a full-time missionary was not an accident. Seeing others receive the blessings of living the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is one of the greatest blessings I will ever receive in this life. And looking back, I am amazed how much I have also grown in faith, testimony, and in every aspect of my life because of the experiences I had in the mission. And I would not trade them with anything else.
About the work, it has been great! Tatay Oni came to church yesterday. He was the one we met through tracting. He was the investigator I immediately dropped just after our first teaching appointment. And until now, I amazed how we were miraculously led back to his house to teach him again. He is progressing. And the Indong Family accepted our invitation to be baptized. I hope and pray for the best for these people and to my amazing, diligent, and intelligent companion. They will be forever in my heart.
I am excited for my new area, new companion, and new people to love with all my heart this new year. Old things are done away, and all things have become new. I love being a missionary!
Well I am sorry. I know this lumpia that I cooked looks scary.
But my companion said it is masarap.