Sunday, August 4, 2013

When it rains...IT POURS!

Hello Pamilya Ko!

Hope you are all alive well and loving summer life. You are always in my prayers. This week was as always another great week!

We had another temple tour and I got to see Sister Loo again. So great! And we were just talking about how crazy it was that we were in the exact same situation 6 weeks ago...time flies when you're having fun and working HARD. We got to take Michael and Geroldin. They are both 12 years old, cousins and recent converts. Their grandma Sister Villante came with us as well. She was baptized in the 90s but has recently been inactive. It was great. On the was home crammed in the jeepney everyone was so tired and poor Michael fell asleep so when we slammed on the brakes in traffic he went flying. It was pretty funny but he was super embarrassed :)

Last night right as we said amen to the closing prayer of our last appointment the biggest clap of thunder and brightest flash of lightening I have ever heard/seen went off. It was pretty funny and little old Brother Capule was joking that it was God saying, "Amen". Well as we started walking home it started to rain, I mean REALLY rain. Basically we were walking home in a river and the river was EVERYWHERE. Luckily it never went higher then just above our ankles but its still not like anything I've ever seen before. I flagged down a tricycle for the rest of the way home which was a total adventure. We tried to take one route home but a little boy come running up going crazy and telling us that it was too flooded so we turned around and tried another way and made it home safe and sound. At some points when there was a dip in the road or at the bottom of the hill it felt like we were in a boat more than in a tricycle haha. Everyone just keeps telling me wait for the rainy season and then you'll know what rain is...and I just keep thinking this isn't it? Seems pretty rainy to me :) Fun fact: We always know when its going to rain later on because it will get hot, like super hot, like you might as well just get inside an oven. It great, we don't even need a weatherman. 

But its not just the rain that's pouring down, honestly its the blessings. This work is amazing and it really is rolling forth. I loved the talk in conference- "Catch the Wave". It is frustrating and hard but it is His work and He is in every inch of it. Sometimes it feels like we are facing impossible odds and its easy to get discouraged but I'm learning more and more, over and over again, how incredible it is when we align our will and perspective with His. I love being a missionary! 

I love you all so much!! Mahal na mahal ko kayo! Ingat!

Love always,
Sister Porter

 Michael, Geroldin and their grandma at the Manila Temple

This is Sister Yagemai every morning. Her hair is my favorite! It totally explodes. She wears that face mask every night because it gets so light at like 5 in the morning.

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