Sorry I am really short on emailing time but I will try to give you the best summery ever! So last p-day we went to this place called One Thousand Steps, I thought 'hey only one thousand steps I probably ran like 50 thousand when I was in wrestling." so we take off up these steps and that was when I truly realized how out of shape I am!!!! :( at like two hundred I was breathing hard! darn-it. But it's okay, the place was so beautiful! it's like being in the middle of the rain forest!
On Wednesday we got a call to help out with the demolition of a members home! so Elder Liu and I got hammers and sledge hammers and went to town tearing out everything we could! It was a blast. The inside of the walls had been completely eaten out by termites and it was all mouldy and stuff so it was really easy to rip everything out!
So awkward moment for the week! Two months ago we were trying to meet with these two boys named Troy and Piolo, they are brothers, and they seemed really interested but when we knocked on the door the dad came to the door and told us to leave, he was a Baptist and he didn't want us confusing his children. We were persistent for a while about letting his children choose for themselves but it wasn't getting us anywhere. So we left and the father was very unhappy at us.
Okay now to this week! We were invited to go to the Rimando family for dinner again, the same family that I broke the guitar string and Elder Liu shatterd the glass all over the food at dinner. So we show up and he says that he invited his brother that we have never met. His brother walked in and both Elder Liu and I recognized him but we couldn't remember where from and so we just sat quietly trying to remember and then his two sons showed up, and there names were Troy and Piolo and then it all clicked! This man sitting across the table from us had told us to leave his family alone and now we were sitting across the table awkwardly trying to talk and be friends haha! His wife had no idea and neither did the Rimando family! There was some tension not going to lie! but we shared a message about how God loves everyone out of the bible, so it wouldn't upset them more. but what a small world haha!
So this week we met with Cassie and her family and they are still progressing, but very slowly :( its heart breaking. they are doing really well with the lessons but church is still not a priority for them! we will keep trying though!
Tiffany and Brodie, they have a fear of church and are very sensitive so if we ask them to come to church they feel like they are being pushed to get there! I wish that they could see it was all out of love for them but we will meet with them again and see if they still have a desire.
Ross was too sick last week to meet with him! He was in and out of the hospital:( but this week should be alright!
this week was wonderful though! I continue to learn more and more about life and people and the gospel! I'm so glad that I am able to be on a mission! it is the greatest thing that I could be doing! I have learned so much by studying the conference talks! The gospel is simple, and it all relates back to Jesus Christ! He is the foundation! all of the commandments and rules that we are given can all be related back to Christ and his love and us showing our love to him by obedience! I love the gospel so much! the church is true! the prophets and apostles are called of God to lead the church through perilous times! and Heavenly Father loves every single one of his children! have an amazing week
Love Elder Wiser
|This is at One Thousand Steps|
|When I was on echanges with elder theurer we went to the bug mans house! these are leaf bugs and they just crawl all over the place|
|and this lovely dish of food was fried pork belly mixed with jellied pork blood . . . . . it actually didn't taste to bad, its a Pilipino dish|
|Adventures of Tuffy! I found a Pomeranian shiatsu down under|