Week 46 – The Most Rewarding Work We Can Ever Do

Sister Eden's Baptism

Baptism of Sister Eden

Sister Eden and her Cousin at Church

Sister Eden & Her Cousin at Church

Elder Jervoso from Tacloban

Elder Jervoso from Tacloban – He Knows Kyle Marlin

Magandang tanghali!  Thanks so much again for the package! It was all my favorite, but especially the potato pancakes I made earlier this morning. Gotta keep that tradition alive! Way to go on the family history! That was one of the focuses in Zone Meeting and I know that the spirit of Elijah is real and can be so strong. Even just filling out the little “My Family” booklet, I felt it.

In our bahay we live with Elder Coloma (for 3 transfers now) and Elder Vega (for 2). They are both filipino and super great missionaries. They are also starting to get some success going in their area with an investigator that just needs to come to church 2 more times before she can be baptized (Sister Mirriam)! Them and then the two Elders in Rizal make up Quezon District.

On Monday and Friday we had some good lessons with Brother Rommel. I think I told you about him, he’s from a part member family. He really read the pamphlet over and started on the Book of Mormon. He said that he feels it’s true! He wasn’t able to come to church yesterday, but he and Sister Eljane said they are going to take Sundays as their days off from now on. She is less active so it will be great to see her come back as well.
Brother Raffy is planning to go to Puerto on the 15th to get his papers signed and then they can get married! He actually worked with us this week and bore an amazing testimony! He said that he had been searching for the truth for a long time and now he knows that he’s found it. I’m really happy and excited for him!
I just want to share my favorite quote from Tuesday’s zone meeting: “This is the best life that you will ever live in your life.” -Elder Honda. (He also has an awesome Australian accent so it was even better in person.) I know he’s right on there. There will never be another time in my life like this, where I can serve the lord with no other worries. I’m so grateful to be here right now.
On Friday we had a lesson with the Handig family (part member).Sister Handig and her son are members, but the son’s daughter isn’t so we were teaching her. Our lesson was about the Atonement. As we taught, Elder Bernard was definitely guided by the Spirit. He asked Sister Handig if she could share what she felt about the Atonement. She then gave a great testimony about the Savior’s sacrifice for us. The thing that really stuck with me was what she said at the end of her testimony. She said, “The Atonement is the most important thing that has ever happened on the earth.” I thought about that for a minute and it’s absolutely true. Without Christ, who willingly sacrificed for us, there could be no plan of happiness. The Spirit was very strong after Sister Handig’s testimony and I know that her daughter-in-law felt it as well.
The last highlight is about the baptism. Sister Eden gave an amazing testimony afterwards. She shared how grateful she was that she agreed to be taught by the missionaries again. She said that she knows her life has changed and will change because of the gospel. I felt so happy for her. I know that this work is the Lord’s work! It is the most rewarding and valuable work that we can ever do! Keep praying for those missionary experiences and they will come!
Mahal namahal ko kayong lahat!
Ingat kayo palagi!
-Elder Beagley
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