I'll jump right into it. We had an awesome opportunity to go proselyting on Wednesday. That was an eye opener/wake up call. We proselyted in the Quezon City North Mission, which is what most of our group is going to go to. My and my kasama (companion) were paired with a Filipino who has 9 months left and spoke super good English. We had an appointment set up but it fell through. So we talked to people on the streets.
What was really eye opening was how the people lived, but how happy they were. Do you remember those WW2 photos that show London's buildings that were bombed? Many live in places like that, and if they don't, it is roof metal sticking out of a fence in a box shape. However, these people, at least the ones we talked to, were really nice and smiled easy.
One thing that came to mind this week is that this church is a church of action. Repenting takes action/initiative on our part, faith without works is dead, missionary work. This church is living and thriving because our members continue to act and progress. just a cool thought. This church is true and don't be afraid to let people know it. Hope all is going well for you.