Kumusta po kayong pamilya ko at mga kaibigan ko?! :D
I had another epic week here and this Sunday will be my halfway point!!! Houston we have T-minus 1 month till liftoff! :) Nagiging mas madale ang mga salitang Tagalog kasama ang pagtulong ng Espiritu Santo at ng kaloob ng mga wika. (The talgalog language is becoming easier with the help of the Spirit and the Gift of Tongues.) While we were teaching last night the words just flowed out of my mouth. When I stopped talking I was like, "Wow! Lots of noise just came out of my mouth and it all made sense in Tagalog!" haha, I'm starting to understand how the Spirit helps us and realizing that by opening our mouths they will be filled and the Tagalog will come :) The Spirit was really strong while we taught the RM's from BYU in tagalog. After we finish teaching they write how our lesson affected them and anything else they thought about the lesson. One of the sisters we taught wrote that after our lesson she knew what she wanted to do with her life. Wow! That was SO cool! :) Our teaching actually affected somebody in real life! It was a great feeling :)
So I realized another reason why I like Psychology this week (yes I'm still obsessed:) It's something that will ALWAYS be useful! It's the study of how we think and why we make the choices we make. By learning more about why people make decisions I'll be able to know how to help people make righteous decisions. Pretty cool eh? Elder Calinog wants to become a doctor and I was talking to him about it. He said, "Man! You're gonna be useful in the Millenium, I'll be useless! I mean, what's a Doctor Gonna do? Walk up to people and say, 'Excuse me, would you like me to operate on your perfect body?'" Hahaha, it was hilarious :)
Last Sunday for our Fireside we did a commemoration for 9-11-2001. We watched the MoTab program with Tom Brokaw narrarating. (Man that guy is loud! Oh well, hindi mahalaga:) The music was beautiful and so was the Spirit it brought. Afterwards MTC President Brown spoke and explained that the world has kinda gone through the pride cycle like the Nephites did. We were attacked, the world remembered God, was blessed, and now we[re all back to being prideful and forgetting God. He said that the world has kinda gone through the pride cycle like the Nephites did. He said that we missionaries, and members too, must go out and preach the word of God boldly and bring others to Christ. Like I said, the Spirit was SUPER strong. After he bore testimony we sang "Called to Serve". At the beginning about 3 sisters in the whole Auditorium were standing. By the start of the 2nd verse people were starting to stand here and there. I stood up at this point and an overwhelming Spirit hit me like a wave. It was so strong I almost wanted to sit back down. Pretty soon everyone was standing and boldly proclaiming our divine calling to spread the Gospel in song. The Spirit testified to me the I have been called, just like all missionaries, by our Father in Heaven to proclaim His Gospel to the World. If we turn to Him then he will provide a way for us to accomplish all the things that He asks us (1Nephi 3:7).
So last weekend I read "Our Search For Happiness" by Elder M. Russell Ballard, it's a pretty good book, you should all read it! I finished the book on Monday night. Guess who came to speak at our Devotional this Tuesday! Hmm..... Jimmer Fredette? HINDI! haha, although that would've been cool :) Elder M. Russell Ballard came and spoke to us! That's 2 Apostles in 3 weeks! :D Pretty ironically Astig, eh? He gave us tons of good advice on how to become great missionaries. He was a great example to us cuz he was SO kind to his wife. He helped her walk to the podium and they held hands the whole time they were sitting together. It was almost like he was taunting us! :P haha jk. It was great to receive direct counsel in person from another prophet of God.
Just in case any of you were wondering... YES I do have an awesome family, YES they sent me the coolest pillowcase on Earth this week (no seriously, it's cooler than yours. I promise, you'll see why in a sec:), OF COURSE my sister drew a picture of a unicorn fighting a dragon/dinosaur/the epitome of monstrosity underneath a rainbow. Just in case you didn't understand all that... it's kinda sorta freaking EPIC! :) However, I was somewhat disappointed to find that there was no pot o' gold or that leprechaun guy with the Lucky Charms (AY! Nagnakaw sila ng Lucky Charms ko!!... Google it :P) at the end of the rainbow. Still kinda sorta made my life 10 times better though haha.
Well, that's enough astig-ness for today. I hope you're all doing well. I wanna hear how y'all are doing! Send me a letter about school or any exciting goings on in your life!
Oh yeah... GO MIGHTY COUGARS!!!!!! :D (Pumunta Pinakanangyarihan Cougars!!! I think.... :)
MAHAL KITA! :) Sa susunod!