Monday, October 20, 2014

Baptists in Robinsons. Letter 10/20/2014

Maopay na Kalop han akon pamilya!
You may have noticed that I haven't been sending pictures and I apologize. I keep having problems at the places we email. But as soon as I am able I will send you some sweet pics. It is transfer week this week and so things might get kinda crazy this coming week but I don't think anything will happen to me. New missionaries will be assigned in Basey because we found an apartment for them and so we will only have one area in San Juanico ward this next transfer.
 It has been a good transfer working in Basey. We have had a great privilege to harvest seeds planted by members and missionaries previous. Our baptisms this past weekend went very well with the G couple. They were very excited and ready I feel to be baptized. Basey Branch is progressing very well. There are other investigators and potential investigators we have been working with as well. The next missionaries will have plenty of work. As for us we are going to be able to put all of our efforts into helping our area in San Juanico progress. As I have mentioned, we have some good investigators but they either aren't progressing or are progressing slowly because of marriage issues. We found some promising new investigators this past week that we are excited to visit again. In our proselyting in general you could say we come across three types of people: those who aren't interested and don't want to talk to us, those who want to talk to us just because we are American and can speak waray, and then those who are actually interested in what we have to say. Keep in mind that the second kind still has potential to progress.
We were at Robinsons this passed week withdrawing support and we ran into some other white people from Texas and Oklahoma. It was an older couple maybe in there 60's and then another lady that is maybe in her 30's. Anyways, while the brother was talking to Elder V and C, I started talking to his wife. I asked her what they were doing in Tacloban and she said that they were Baptist and they were here representing the opposite side of what we were; that Jesus Christ is our Saviour and Redeemer. I was a little taken back at first to be honest but I didn't feel to argue. Quickly glancing down at my name tag, I assured the woman that we too strongly believe that Jesus Christ is our Saviour and Redeemer and as I did so my love and interest in them increased despite religious difference. I honestly just wanted to be kind. There are many who would say we aren't Christian. We can tell them that we are but more importantly, we must show them; through our words and actions. I was a little surprised at what the lady said but they were very nice people and our encounter ended smoothly. Are we still 19 year old young men and do foolish things every now and then? Yes. We are no where near perfect but we represent Jesus Christ and his Church. 
I love you all so much. Thank you for your love and support and for your prayers.
Keep the Faith and may peace be the journey..
Love Elder Lowe

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