I hope that you are all doing well. This week was a tough one....plenty of appointments....just none of them went through. It has been a great experience sa Iriga, to learn how to tract and use the language more openly. We are at week 4 of this transfer and I will be staying here, because my companion will have been in the area for six months. It should be lots of fun. We are working to help the members in their responsibility in missionary work and the purpose they have in reactivating and retaining. It should be good to see how it goes in a 1 day mission with the branch. I am sad that I will not have Conference this week, but we will have the chance to see it on the 13th and 14th.
I want to share with you my thoughts about Easter. It is a glorious time to reflect in the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior. An opportunity to truly partake of the wonderful gift that He has given to us. I love to ponder on the life of out Savior, because He exemplified all that we need to be. I have come to see many struggles and trials while being out on this mission....but the glorious part has been the opportunity to reflect on the life of my Savior and see the way to overcome. Jesus Christ overcame death for us--He took upon Himself, our sins, infirmities and troubles. He laid down His life and then took it again as a perfected and resurrected being. It is wonderful to know that He gave so much for us. But this I know...He lives! For through Him, we find the strength and the courage to overcome and endure through the circumstances of life. I know that through the act of the Resurrection, we will have to opportunity to raised up to our God, to be in His glory. WE can find the way through the life of our Savior to become like Him and receive the glory that He has. I hope that this Easter you will ponder upon the blessings of the Resurrection in your life and the peace that it brings to you.
Mahal na mahal kita! At I hope na magkakaroon kayo ng mabuting linggo! I will talk to you soon!!!