Sunday, July 10, 2016

July 10

Hello everyone,

I have had another great week here in the Philippines.  We had one of our investigators, Angelica, interviewed for baptism, and she passed!!  So she will be baptized this next saturday, july 16!  I am so excited for her! She has seen the help of God in her life.  Before she met us, she never really learned about God or about a church or the bible or anything.  She had a belief in God, but he wasn't really a part of her life.  But now she has this great desire to read and pray and learn everything she can about God.  We gave her the restoration video, and she watched it 4 or 5 times because she loved it so much.  It is such a joy for me to see these people really come unto Christ.  I'll send pictures of her baptism next week.

Other than that we have had a pretty normal week.  We found a couple of new families this week.  One was when we were buying some soft drinks, we met a really nice guy, and we got to talk to him for a little while, at the end of which he accepted an invitation to meet with us!  He has a lot of love for his family, especially his 3 daughters, so he should be a good investigator.

The second was when we went to contact a refferal.  We went and the referal wasn't actually interested, but she had a friend at the time, and she was interested. We got to set a return appointment, and this last week we were able to meet with her husband.  They are both really nice, and should be good investigators for the church.  Hopefully they are able to be baptized before I leave Gattaran!

I have also learned a lot about repentance.  And the definition that I have come up with for definition, is a change of heart.  Choosing to give our will to God.  Becoming what God wants for us.

When we repent we truly choose to become happier, to become better, to become more like God.  And who doesn't want that.  So my challenge to you, is a life long one.  Never delay repentance.  Never wait to right your wrongs.  You will be better for it.


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