Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Recommit! Blog Letter 1/5/2015

Happy New Year! 

It was a pretty good week. While people in the real world are wishing for a longer vacation we are happy that everybody is back to their normal schedules. New years was great. We went to bed at 1030, woke up for for a second around midnight because it was really loud and then went back to sleep. Now it's 2015. I conveniently finished one journal on December 31 and started another on January 1. 

It rained all week long. We even had a mini typhoonish thing come through and we woke up on Tuesday morning to minor flooding in areas through out our zone. Burgos street, the street that our apartment is on, was a river with about 5 inches of water. So, needless to say, most of our area was flooded and made work a little difficult for the rest of the week. However, we still had success. We met and have started teaching this sweet old T. He is super poor and his house got destroyed in Yolanda and again in Ruby. Despite his conditions he is super smart. We taught him about this restoration and he accepted the invitation to be baptized. We were able to go and help him clean up where he lives and we are going to have some more service projects with him this next week. He is just this old sweet man and we feel really good about him for some reason. I hope and pray that he will continue to progress.

As far as new years resolutions go, for us we're more just recommitting to obedience, diligence, and sincerity. I had this idea of re-commitment in mind as I partook of the sacrament on Sunday and was so grateful that we have the opportunity to renew and recommit to our covenants not each year or each month but each week on the Holy Sabbath.  I have come to realize the Sacrament as an actual force that enables us each week to use the atonement and motivates us and makes it possible for us to change and become as our Savior. 

I love you all and hope you have a great week.
Keep the faith and may peace be the journey!

Love Elder Lowe

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