kamusta ang kilikili mo?

Hello there!

The truth is, family, that I miss you all so much it hurts. But I am trying to be strong. I know it will take time.

Shout out to Heather and Mom, who write faithfully every week.

I have more e-mail time now, but snail mail is still preferred. I can also print, but of course it costs.

Actually I just found out that the rule is, I can only receive e-mail from family. So most of you have to snail mail anyway. The definition of family is clearly stated Mom, Dad, and siblings. That's it.

The computer I'm using today doesn't have virus protection so I decided not to plug in my card reader. NO pictures today. Sorry.

My radio alarm clock is destroyed. Sorry dad. Nobody warned me and the plug was just normal, I didn't need an adapter, so I just plugged her right in and it worked for about 15 seconds than just turned off. There was no smoke or fire, it just stopped working. I didn't even realized what happened until I talked to sister Carlos at Zone Conference. But talk about depressing. I haven't been able to listen to my music AT ALL yet. Not in the MTC and now not here. I miss it heaps. I need Mo TAb. The good news is that the Lord blessed me. My I-pod still works!! It is only dead and has no speakers with which to play it on. So....I think I can buy a speakers/charger here for a little less than 100$. I don't know what to do, but I am really hungry for some good tunes.

We are teaching a lot of people. We go to a different area of our area almost every day and teach about 4 people there. We go to two areas twice. So maybe 16 ish. But we only have 4 progressing investigators (people who are keeping commitments) and three of those we just started teaching Sunday. I am able to bear testimony in each lesson, yes. I can teach most principles in the first and second lesson very simply. The difficult part is that I want to ask questions, I want to get to know them and teach to their true needs but I cannot. I can't ask questions because I don't understand their answers. The Lord is really blessing me with patience.

The people are very kind here. It is not hard to find people to teach. Almost everyone will listen. The problem is getting them to keep commitments. Namely coming to church. I tried so hard this week to get people to come to church. I leaned a bunch of things I could say about the blessings of church and to testify of its purpose and importance. We had one investigator come to church. (Out of the 16 we invited) Also, the 3 that came with friends and siblings that became our new investigators.

So It is hard. Our investigators need to come to church for a month before they can be baptized. That is the standard here. So pray for my investigators if you can.

So a lot of things that would not be funny in the US are hilarious here. For instance "kamusta ang kilikili mo?"

In the MTC, one of the teachers in the TE would always say that to us and we couldn't figure out what it meant. Finally our teacher told us it is "How is your armpit?" So I said that to Sister Valdoz the other day and she thought that was just really funny. She encouraged me to ask our district leader and some of the young men in our ward that come teach with us. They all think it is hilarious. They laugh and laugh. I never thought I could be so funny.

They have cold cereal! The milk really isn't that bad. I actually like it. And it is not too expensive. The only good cereal they have that I have found is cookie crisp. So I ate cookie crisp last week. Masarap! It made me so happy.

So, this week in sacrament meeting, we sang this hymn (266) (did you know we sing the hymns in English here? It's really nice) And these words really stood out to me.

"Be fixed in your purpose for Satan will try you, the weight of your calling he perfectly knows. Your path my be thorny but Jesus is nigh you, His arm is sufficient though demons oppose" I know that this is true. I know that His arm is sufficient for all of us, no matter what our trials may be.

Our Zone Conference was magnificent this week, but I don't have time to share now.

Maybe next week!!

Love you so much

Thank you for your prayers. Don't stop. :)

Be good.

-Sister Webre


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