I have yet to meet President McCurdy, though this week is the first Zone conference, so the ZL's are all in Cebu being ministered unto, and tomorrow they'll teach us all the new things.
|This was almost a good picture, but it didn't quite focus on the flowers.|
(In light of 4th of July this week, I had asked Adam if there were any remembrances of WWII in his area of the Philippines. ~trina)
There's few people left here who lived during the war. There's a tatay in the branch who was born in 1945, i think he said, so just afterwards. Probably the biggest hold over is just the "hey joes" and salutes I get. I have to try hard sometimes to not return a salute, because that probably wouldn't be the best image.
The other day we went on splits. Elder Montano worked with Brother Leonardo, and I worked with Brothers Cris and Bobby, branch missionaries. We just split to be able to reach out to more people and areas, but it was a really interesting experience, to deal with the challenge of leading lessons. But one thing that I've really been trying to refocus on and practice is really just trusting in the Spirit for what I teach. I was really focusing on listening to the people, and focus on them, only them, and not thinking of what to say, what's going on or anything. Just focus on the people. Focus on their needs. Have that desire and that love for the people we visit, to help them. To want to help them in the way our Father would have us help them. It's still a little hard if I don't know what to say and people start talking about how I'm struggling with the language, and it's like "It's not the language that's the problem, I just don't know what to say!" But I know that If we do trust in God, he will help us. If we do just keep talking to people, that we'll be covered, and we can start to actually do good. If we show our care for them, they will know we love them. That we will do anything for them.