|Beach near the Bishop's house|
We also have another investigator- Livey. She is a teacher and seems very interested, but we can only teach her on weekends so hopefully this week she will have read and prayed about our message.
I continue to purchase 15 Peso Halo halo's. They are so delicious and I think I am slightly addicted, haha.
|Halo halo is addicting|
Yesterday was my first time singing in Sacrament meeting. I love singing here because no one judges. Haha, no one here can sing and so they think you are a famous singer if you can keep a tune, hahaha. Hahaha, I love it!
We have no support, haha. I had to pay all the rent because my companion left and bought a new gas thingy so I have no money, so we got creative and for breakfast we ate oatmeal with this hot chocolate package mix and slices of banana. It's not terrible if you are really hungry.
The language is still a huge struggle for me. Sorry )=
Something I learned about the culture this week is bad spirits. They are soooo common here. So we are searching for a new apartment and not having much luck. Yesterday we were hunting and looking at a house and one of the members asked me to take pictures of the house- and I thought nothing of it and did so. Later she looked at the pictures and told me we could not stay there. She could tell from looking at the pictures even though she was looking at the house with us. Apparently what Philippinos do to see if it's a good house is they take pictures and look for faces, AKA bad spirits. And sure enough in the pictures in my camera there is a face in one of the bedrooms. ... Creepy yea?
|Root vegetables that are pretty good.|
The same member took me aside and made sure to remind me to not eat anything except from members because poison is common here and there are many people with bad spirits especially at the craftsman school by my house. The members know witches and some of them have been witches in the past.
|Blind sisters in the ward that we LOVE.|
This week my testimony of prayer has grown so much. I have no idea how I have made it this far in life without praying as much as I do now haha. I have a desire to pray all the time! I love praying- I just know that my Father is listening. I can really feel His love and concern for me. It is my number one source of comfort- in a different way than I have ever experienced before. When I get off my knees I feel empowered and capable of going on with a smile. I know that pray is so important and necessary in this life for us to have a relationship with our Father and Savior.
I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love studying and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love all of you and pray for you every day! Please be safe and thank you for being a part of my life!
All my Love,
Sister Sarah Ralph
|Happy Birthday Samuel|
|Eating sugar cane!|