This week we were traveling to our stake center for our Zone Training Meeting and we passed by a fitness gym called "Christ Strength." I think I saw halos over all the people coming out of it...teehee. :)
Another funny thing this week as we were teaching one of our recent converts, Jedrick, who is 9 years old. He was our first baptism just a few weeks ago (after investigators are baptized we go back and reteach them all the lessons). So we finish with the lesson and at the end we asked him if he understood and if he had any questions. He sat and thought for a while. Then he reached over, poked my nose, and asked, "Why is her nose so big with that lump in the middle of it?" We just laughed so hard! My companion explained that Americans have a different bone structure as best as she could to a primary-aged kid. We really love this one. He is super sweet and always surprises us with his spirituality and obviously with his random questions too.
We have another baptism! Well, three actually. One we have to check on this week to make sure he is really converted (we are about 75% sure he is...his girlfriend is the member), but the other two are the sweetest couple! They have been together for 8 years and have 2 sweet little kids, a boy and girl. When we first started teaching them, they were just average Filipinos trying to survive like everyone else. But now they are so different! They are always saying their prayers and reading their scriptures. And I love that they are teaching their kids too. The mother yesterday at Church was telling us about how excited the father was to get the priesthood. He is almost giddy about it!
Something else I have noticed about the Gospel is that it makes a man more of a gentleman. This isn't the first time I have seen wives more happy in their relationships because of the gospel. It's really neat.
Anyways, they will be married Sunday, July 26th and then following that they will be baptized. My companion and I are helping out with the wedding and all the arrangements. This will be our last Sunday in the area, as we have transfers on Thursday that week. So we are so happy to be ending on this good note! And now I have even more reason to come back to the Philippines to witness their sealing:)
Other than that, everything is great. My companion and I are sad about transfers because we really love each other. But good thing we have things like email to keep in contact!