Sunday, March 9, 2014

This isn't Burger King

Family and Friends! 

So this week was amazing and started off with zone meeting and ended with District conference and some wonderful things in between. 

So our zone leaders shared with us at District conference and Elder Walker gave the highlight quote..haha 

"This is the Lords work, do it his way. This is not Burger King, you cant have it your way."

Hilarious and incredibly true. I think that all the time when I want to just do my own thing, like helllo sister mahe you are on the Lords time not your own. 
But hey we are all just imperfect people trying to following the perfect example Jesus Christ has set for us. 
I know he is happy with me when I have done ALL I can to do his will. 

The Philippines area president, Elder Neilson came for conference and spoke to us President Stucki was also there so it was of course AMAZING. 

Missionary work is flooding the earth. In 2013 there were 53,000 missonaries. Now in 2014 there are 83,000. 
In all of Palawan there was only 14 in 2013 and now there are 28! 

Kuwento Kuwento (Story time) 

So this is a story Elder Nielson related to us in district conference 

"So imagine after this conference you are the last one to leave and discover your car wont start. You need a jack to jumpstart the car but no one else is around. Finally Brother Dela Cruz pulls in and you see a jack in his front seat. When he ask you how he can help you, you reply you need a jack. So he tell you to follow him into the Church where he prays and prays God will provide you with a jack. He then calls another brother in the ward and ask if he has a jack. He then calls the bishop and ask for his help in getting you a jack. After all this he tells you he will continue to pray you will find a jack and drives off with the jack in his front seat. " 

Of course we were all laughing because the story is ridiculous? Who would do that right? Except we all do it sometimes. We pray for others, we help them seek for answers when many times we have the answers they need. 

Do not hold back. We cannot be selfish with the blessings God has given us when there are so many in need of OUR help. Not the help of someone else some other time. But here and now and from us. 

Earlier this week Genie was having a hard time and was thinking about moving home to Davao where he family is, we told he to pray but she was being stubborn and said she just didnt want to talk to God while she was so upset. We invited her to do so again and left. The next day we came back and she was so happy and said that night she couldnt fall asleep and decided to pray and recieved an answer to her prayers.
After conference we met with Genie and Boby who both have a baptismal date of May 3rd now! We reextended for the both of them and now they have a date for their wedding, the last week in April. They are amazing and working so hard to change to become the people  the Lord has intended them to be.  
Genie started crying when she accepted and bore her testimony to us. She said she tries not to cry because she knows it makes me cry. So what Im an eternal crybaby. Great things are happening in their lives and I am so happy to see it all. 

The Lord is hastening his work...are you? 

I hope this finds you happy and well
Sister Mahe

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