Bikes, Bread, Chickens and 21 Souls!

This has been one of the BEST P-days of my whole mission.
We woke up at  530 (Sis. V, and the 2 other sisters that live with us) so we could leave at 6 and go fetch the bikes we would borrow from the members. This is the first time I have ridden a bike in a year! My companion doesn't know how to ride a bike, but luckily we borrowed one bike with a side car and she got to enjoy the ride. It was fun! We rode the bikes to our investigators house ( my most favorite and beloved Cauilan family who's baptism is THIS SATURDAY!!!!) and we started right away making BREAD. That's right, Rolan (Dad Cauilan) has his own little bakery behind his house with a big oven and he uses coal! Is that not totally bomb?? 

So anyway, actually the plan was to go to the fields and catch some frogs for our lunch, but they said the frogs are still just small so we'll have to do that next month. We made a TON of bread. We spelled our names, we made flower shapes, frogs, people, we just had a ball. And we made my favorite bread that has a coconut sugar spread inside! We brought a big old honking box home earlier and Its gonna be our weeks worth of food. This is not helping my diet. But it is sure tasty.

Another one of my dreams came true. I slaughtered, de-feathered, chopped, and cooked a chicken. Yes, It's true. It was crazy. I can get my boy scouts award now. And they all got a good laugh at me doing such a job. It was a great time.
We were also able to borrow the guitar of a member and I got to play and sing a bit for them from the hymns and primary song book. I will be playing/singing "I feel my saviors love" at their baptism this saturday.

But bike rides, making bread, and slaughtering chickens is only a small part of the excitement that we experienced this week here in the mission field!
We had 21 investigators come to church yesterday! I still don't know how it happened, but it's no lie, 21 wandering souls attended our sacrament meeting yesterday morning and It was just a magical thing. About half of them are solid and they have baptismal dates, the rest are fairly new investigators and this was their first time. The members were just going crazy trying to greet them all and get their names and everyone just had a big smile on. It was just so special. It really is harvest season for us right now, and the neat thing is that we were the ones that planted as well. Now we get to taste the fruit and it is SO SWEET!!! 

Three of our priesthood investigators wore a white shirt and tie for their very first time and It just made me so happy seeing them, they looked so handsome! 
We have two new investigators that I have already fallen in love with. Marlyn(24) and Fernando(24) Batara. They are siblings and they were among the 21 who came to church yesterday. They both work in the fields every day, but they come home early on the days we teach them. We can see they have a strong desire to learn and to change. We were so surprised when after our second visit, they told us they were already in 1 Nephi chapter 4. I can literally feel their hunger for the gospel. Marlyn called us the other day and we were in the middle of a teaching appointment. Sister Villamor rushed outside to answer it, thinking it was something important, but she had just called to shoot the breeze. So cute! Ah.....just love 'em. 
Missionary work is the best. I'm just on cloud nine. I'm so in love with these people.

Have a wonderful week! Share the gospel with everyone you come in contact with!! 
Feed your own soul through meaningful scripture study and prayer! (It gets hungry you know)
All my love, 
sister webre

That is the rice that we planted last month. Isn't it beautiful!??

The picture where I'm cutting the chicken-- the man on the right is one of our recent converts (Renato) and the girl behind me is Rhea (10) and her parents to her side. Bro. Rolan is holding the chicken in the back (Those three are the ones getting baptized this week, plus their son Christopher (15) They have two more youngin's-- Froilan (6) and Ryan (5) and their baby, Riza (2) 
Their two oldest kids Ferdinand (19) and Elizabeth (16) makes 7 in all. They are such a special family!
The good news is that Elizabeth has finally arranged her work schedule and was able to come to church last week. She will be baptized sometime in August. As for Ferdinand, we are still praying hard that he will join his family soon!!



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