Sunday, February 1, 2015

It's February February 2, 2015


This week was another awesome week in Basud. Don't freak out, but Bishp De Guzman put in our papers this week for Basud to become a branch. We only had 22 attendance in Basud, but we had a lot of members go to church in Daet. I think we have just barely enough members for us to possibly have a chance to make it a branch. I think that Bishop sees how much the group could benefit from having a place to meet that is closer to centro, which would be super easy if we had a branch here. Kinda scary...

In other good news, sacrament meeting in Basud was awesome even though we didn't get any investigators there and the attendance was kind of small. The C family went and got sealed this week! Brother and Sister C bore testimony and it was really awesome. Brother C just had a different feeling about him. It gave me a lot of hope for the group in Basud. One other sister bore an amazing testimony as well and shared a really neat experience about how she was able to go to the temple for the first time. It sounds like she experienced some real miracles. We are so blessed to have a temple so close to us in the states. I have just been realizing how much the members here have to sacrifice to go to the temple. I know that the blessings are worth it and that it is super important to go to the temple as often as possible. 

The way the work went this week is kind of discouraging. We talked to tons and tons of people, but were not able to get as many lessons as we would have liked to. Elder R. and I talked about it and we decided that we need to work harder to have on the spot lessons when we talk to people rather than just asking for return appointments. Hopefully that will help us to get more new investigators. We have been getting a lot of return appointments to which we are the only people that show up... I just say that we need to take the advice that Elder Bolambao used to always say "but...  patuloy pa rin tayo" I think things will get better. 

I love you tons!

Elder Ben Merrill

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