15th August 2016
This week was an OK week, but it was good because we had our baptisms!
Tuesday started off with our interviews with the Mission President. He introduced to all the missionaries a new way of keeping track of re-activated members, and what some requirements are in order to be considered a "re-activated member". That went well, and from there the Zone Leaders came to our area to interview our candidates. They were supposed to interview 2 of them in Calaca at the chapel there, but there was a miscommunication, so that didn't happen. They interviewed them on Wednesday though, after our Zone Training Meeting. I conducted the meeting, which was fun.
The baptism service was on Saturday too, and it was great! 3 of our investigators were baptized, and they were baptized by 3 different priesthood holders. It was great for them, and each of them enjoyed the experience of being baptized, and they are excited to start their new journey as members of the true church of Jesus Christ. Excited for them, so hopefully all goes well.
Yesterday at church was awesome! We have some families in our ward that are really diligent & hard working when it comes to visiting less-active members. One couple in particular, they visit 3-5 families every week, and yesterday at church, a lot of less-actives came back to church! I'm talking like 10-15 less-active members that haven't come to church once since I've been here in Nasugbu, it was a great sight to see. Definitely one of the highlights of my week, seeing so many less-actives come.
We had a meeting with the Branch Presidency, and introduced the re-activated members thing to them. What the mission is trying to do is track every returning member by NAME, so that they can be looked after better, and come back to living the gospel & STAY THERE. Straight after the meeting we went straight to visit a referral given to our Branch President, and our Branch President even took us there. Support here for the work is going right through the roof!
Actually conducted another baptismal interview on Saturday, this time it was one of the Zone Leaders investigators. She was definitely taught well by the missionaries, and had such a strong testimony of the gospel. I hope that one day, her husband joins her in the church, and they have the opportunity to be sealed for all time & eternity.
We had district p-day earlier today, and we went bowling. It was great! It was the last p-day ever for 3 of the elders in our district, so we had to make it a fun one.