I've officially survived my first transfer (6 weeks) here in the Philippines! We have a new sister here in Sta. Cruz who is from Tonga. It was fun to greet her by saying "Fefe Hake" and having her reply "Sai pe." She is also being trained so now I'm not the only one who doesn't understand Tagalog!
Lots of great new foods this week! I bought some barbecued chicken feet and intestines and it was actually really good! I also had this sour fruit that you apparently dip in salt. The best food though this week was ice cream from a street vendor, especially since it was extremely hot.
As the title suggests, this week was full of miracles! From discovering new families who earnestly desire to hear our message to others who we learned have family members who are members of the church and are preparing to be baptized, the work in Sta. Cruz is wonderful. Even our main investigator, Mary Joyce, who is 11 and needs permission from her parents in order to be baptized, experienced miracles. Her father has worked in Saudi Arabia for the last 3 years and happens to be returning this week, so we'll be able to ask him for permission. Her grandma, or lola, who lives with her, also accepted the invitation to be baptized and desires the rest of her family to learn about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ too. I testify that God is preparing these people and more to come unto Him and become part of His church. If you've ever wanted to know more about your purpose here on Earth, or simply want to know more about the church, don't hesitate to talk with missionaries. We're not scary people (hopefully haha), and our purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ and teach about His gospel. I'm so thankful to be here and be a part of this work!