We got punted so we pretended t teach this cute little pig. (We were carrying Preach My Gospel to give to one of our recent converts.)
I have had a great week! Busy, of course, but happy. A mission is so hard, but is so amazing. It has brought so much joy and direction in my life. Things that are hard often do. I was reading in my personal study earlier today and I came across a verse that made me laugh at first in Exodus 1:12. It says, "But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew." This is talking about the Hebrews in bondage, but it can apply to us as well. If we pass through things that are hard, we will inevitably get stronger. The more afflictions and difficulty, the stronger we get. I feel like that's what's happening to me on my mission. It's hard, but it's also making me strong. And even though it's hard, I am so happy! I am really so joyful all the time. This week was another happy week.
Sister Delinila and I are so happy as companions. I still would love if she could stay here for my last cycle, if possible. One cycle is not enough! :)
Our area is doing alright. We're focusing right now on how we can help our investigators become progressing. So far, member present and fellowshippers are the best solutions that we thought of. We coordinated with the ward to set up a better scheduling system with them, so that we know when the members are available. We also are working so that we can have clear communication with the members throughout the week, instead of communication only on Sundays.
On Tuesday, we had a good day. We went to Rizal to visit some sisters. Rizal is just right next to our area. It was a fun afternoon. We attended their district meeting. It was about true conversion. The gospel of Jesus Christ - faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end - doesn't just happen in our lives once. It is a cycle that repeats over and over again. If we are living the gospel of Jesus Christ - if it has become a part of us - that means that we are converted. Wednesday was a normal day of hard work. Thursday was MLC! It was awesome. We learned a lot about how to be better teachers. I loved it! On Friday, we had our splits with Sister Ruyeras and Sister Montandon. It was fun too. On Saturday we had our weekly planning and then some work. Sunday we just went to church and did some work in the afternoon.... I feel like I tell you the same thing every week. Sorry I'm not being very detailed.
This is my newest favorite video on mormon.org. It's called "I Am Here." Watch it! https://www.mormonchannel.org/blog/post/top-10-videos-of-2016
I'm out of time again.... I love you all so much and I think of you everyday! I'm finishing strong.
I LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART.
xo Sister Allen
At the chapel in Rizal.
Some of my batch! This is all of my batch mates that attended the MLC.
Sister Songcuan and I at MLC. She's so cute.
This is our "holy pose." Nanay Rhodora gave us towels as a Christmas gift, and we were being crazy and posing with them.
Me and my comp on Christmas day! I love her.
We named her Beatrice.
Sister Delinila is the best!
I have a lot of pictures of me and Sister Delinila...haha. This one's at MLC.