This is Peter's last week in the mission??? Wow. Where did time go? Good luck this week Pedro! Padayon hasta sa katapusan!
This week was a lot more rough for Sister Infantado as it was for me. She has been sick with the flu starting Wednesday night until now. Right now I think her fever is under control, but her cough is pretty bad. We traveled early this morning to Bacolod and she just finished her Engish test a few hours ago. All of the Filipinos take English tests around 6 months before they go home so they have a certificate which can help them get good jobs. Oh yeah, and her one year mark in the mission was yesterday. Poor thing! She said it might be an omen that she was sick on her one year mark. :( Hopefully not. Everyone is worried about her because she is super skinnier and getting even skinnier. But I'm a witness that she eats food! She's a great cook and loves to eat as well (We get along great, needless to say). She's just a little bit too skinny. I'll include a picture of her.
Notwithstanding her being sick, we worked everyday. The culture in our mission is if you are able, work. If you absolutely cannot, rest.
Again, we had miracles occur. We had a (former) investigator come to church that we hadn't even met before!
We have MLC again tomorrow! I am so excited! I love MLC. It's like general conference every month.
There's this guy across from me in the computer shop right now who is playing chess....hahaha! Peter.
This week we had an investigator who doesn't believe in resurrection. So I studied about that this week. In our lesson with him, we explained to him about resurrection, using verses in 1 Cor 15. I felt that he knew that his belief / what he's been taught in his church, is unbiblical. But I also felt he didn't really believe what his pastor has been telling him. (His pastor teaches that the righteous will "rupture" and live in heaven as spirits only and the wicked will remain on earth, dead. Hm.)
But then we felt to share to him about prophets. We explained everything as usual. He kept quoting Ephesians 4:5 "one Lord, one faith, one baptism." We used that to explain the following verses 11-13 which says that the Lord gives prophets, apostles, etc. "for the perfecting of the saint, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith...." When we shared that, I saw by his facial expressions that we had really given him something to think about. Hope that message really sinks in. We asked him to pray to know. Hope he does!
It was great timing because we were last minute invited to attend a very small funeral for a three year old member who had died. I was called on to give a talk. The studying that I had done for the investigator above, really helped me give a better than average, albeit short, talk.
Love you all!! Have a great week!