Are you spiritually recharged?
MISC: Experienced my first time in a hospital in a foreign country this week. And let me tell you–it’s exactly as depicted in the movies. S. Kahoalii was having extreme pains so she had some tests done and found she has a stone in her ureter. It will take a few weeks for it to pass through her system and it’s very painful for her.
FUNNY STORY: We told our landlady when we got back to the balay (house) from the hospital about the stone and then she went on for like 10 minutes about how she didn’t think it was a stone but that maybe she had a bad spirit trying to latch on/enter her. Then she offered to make some kind of herbal medicine to help and we had to politely decline.
LANGUAGE: It’s so fun when we talk to people here because they all think my Hawaiian companion is Filipina, so they’ll talk to her first and then they’ll ask her in Bisaya, pointing to me, “Does she understand” and then we just laugh and I’ll respond and their so surprised.
COMPANION: I LOVE S. Kahoalii. Our companionship is so fun. We just feel like we’re college roommates sharing the gospel together in a foreign country. She and I will definitely keep in touch throughout our lives after our missions.
INSPIRATIONAL: “Everyone regardless of his or her decisions deserves our kindness” Elder Neil L. Andersen
SPIRITUAL: We live in a time when we always have our cell phones with us. We never go anywhere without them. We plug them in every night to charge because if it is not charged, it is useless and cannot function at its fullest capacity. Having a smart phone also does not make you smart but you can do smart things with it. We should not allow our phones to distract us from things that are most important such as developing our relationship with our Father in Heaven. We should use more time to make sure that we are spiritually charged. Every time you plug in your cell phone, think to yourself, if you yourself, have been spiritually recharged from the one true source–our Father in Heaven. If we are not always seeking to communicate with Him, we are not spiritually recharging our testimonies and we are not able to function at our fullest capacity because our spiritual battery becomes low. So my invitation to you this week is to spiritually recharge yourself by reading a verse in the scriptures or praying to Him with real, heartfelt intent, and I promise that as you do so, your ability to get things done will increase because you are not running on a low battery. So RECHARGE!!
POW: The person of the week goes to one of our investigators. He is a Catholic minister and let me tell you, haha, I am so bold with him. My testimony and the fire within me burns hotter and brighter every time we teach him. This week we finally got him to read the Book of Mormon and he loved it. The spirit was SO strong. I can’t wait to see what else the Lord has in store for him.
PICS:S. Kahoalii and I at the harbor in our area, the ocean, and us with our landlady and Real American Food!!
Mahalo, thank you and salamat for everything! Continue to go about doing good and the Lord will bless you! (That includes writing your favorite sister missionary!)