Temple P Day
Community Service Project
My first zone meeting as a zone leader was this last Wednesday. I was a little nervous going into it but I know that the Spirit really guided us in making it a good experience. It was all about the importance of the Sabbath day and was based on a seminar that the quorum of the 12 put on. I know that our behavior on the Sabbath really shows our love for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and that as we really keep it as a holy day we will feel the Spirit more in our lives and receive blessings.
We just came from the temple and you will never guess who I ran into there. Elder Guanzon from the Boise Idaho Mission. It was so strange because just over a year ago he was the one with the name tag and we were speaking English. Now I have the name tag and we were speaking Tagalog! It was really a tender mercy from Heavenly Father and it made my day, even on top of going to the temple.
The last highlight is about a referral. It was on a street that is mainly full of big businesses and schools, so last night we went to the only houses that Elder Stratton knew of on that street and started looking there. The house numbers there were far lower than in the text so we started walking. After it had been almost an hour looking for this address and asking different people if they knew where it was, we were starting to feel a little skeptical, but we were still determined to find it. We walked into a store at what we thought was the end of the road and asked if they could try and call the number for us (since it was a land line). When they tried to call, it said that the number was incorrect. Thinking that it might have just been a fake address and phone number we were almost ready to give up on it, but we saw that the road continued on a little farther. We asked one more person and they said that that was the address of the college that we were next to. We gave it a shot, went in, and asked the woman behind the counter if she could look up the name of the referral. Brother Jerome’s face popped up on her computer screen. It turns out that he is a teacher at that college, where we normally never would have looked to find him. They called him down and we talked to him for about 15 minutes. It turns out that he was taught and attended church back in 1995 and is now interested again because of one of his students who is a member. He asked us if it was okay for him to come to church this Sunday and if we could bring him an English Book of Mormon because he has the gospel library app on his phone, but wants a hard copy. We could barely even respond to say yes. It was an amazing experience and I know that they Spirit was leading us on and guiding us to find Brother Jerome. I know that he has been prepared and that we were meant to find him yesterday.
I know that this is the Lord’s work. I love you all and hope you are doing great!
Mahal ko kayong lahat!