Sunday, February 22, 2015

February 22, 2015

Kamusta Family and Friends!
So this week I have an experience of what not to do as a missionary…haha. On Saturday night me and Sister Pati-on where walking home and we were both so hungry so we decided to stop by a burger stand and grab two hamburgers. At this particular place when you order one burger, you get two, that’s just how it works there I guess. So w went walking off so happy excited to eat our burgers. We sat down and ate them. After I had finished one, I felt full and thought “I don’t really need this other one, why don’t I save it for latter”. Well then another little voice came into my mind and said, “just eat it anyway, that first one was so good.” And what did I do, I listened to that second little voice and ate it and it was really really good! I was happy and extra full. Then we continued on our way home and while we were walking home I noticed a man on the side of the road collecting garbage. He had absolutely nothing, except for his bag full of garbage that he would later take to his boss in exchange for a little amount of money. Then I had a thought come into my mind, “I wish I had something that I could give him. Wait I did have something that I could have given him, I burger. But I wanted to eat that burger even though I didn’t need it.” I continued on my way and felt really bad, because I ignored the voice that first told me to save that burger for later.
Well I learned two things from this experience. 1. Listen to the voice of the spirit. 2. It is better to have what you need and not what you want. I know the joy that I would have felt if I would have given that man the burger would have been a lot better than the appetite that I satisfied and then some. Earlier today I read the parable that Christ gave about the beggar Lazarus, outside of the house of a rich man and how the rich man gave him nothing. I was touched by this parable. It reminded me a lot of the experience that I had earlier that week. I have now resolved to be better this week!
This week also we were able to have Mission president Interviews. I am so grateful to have such an amazing President. President Dahle truly is an inspired man, a man of God. I have learned so much from him from just talking to him for a few short min.  I also got to go on transfers with Sister Rowley this week and was grateful to learn so much from her as well. I am so grateful for this opportunity to be a missionary. I know that this work truly is the work of our Savior.
mahal ko kayo palagi!
Sister Dahl

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 15, 2015

Happy Valentines Day everybody!

I think Valentines day is my next favorite holiday next to christmas! Its all about love! I love love! haha. I couldn't have had a better Valentines day! Abigal Simbol was baptized by her sweet husband Elme! They are the cutest young couple! ahh i love them so much! So Abigal is 23 and is married to Elmer (him and his whole family are members) they have the cutest little sassiest girl named AJ. Abigal has been an investigator for over 2 years now and always comes to church every Sunday, but hasn't been baptized yet because she doesn't want to hurt her parents and is just worried about going against their will. So a couple of weeks ago we had Elmers mother Mercy present at one of lessons. Little did we know that Mercy's experience with getting baptized was almost exactly the same. She also went against her parents will when she chose to be baptized and get married to President Simbol. The spirit was so strong while she was sharing her experience and bearing her testimony. We were all crying. And Abigal excepted to be baptized on Feb 14!!! I am so excited for their sweet young family! I can't wait to see them go through the temple in a year from now! Ahhh I so happy for them!

This last week as I started The Book of Mormon again I wanted to study more about Joseph Smith and his experience. I am so grateful for him. I can’t wait to see him again and thank him for the translation of the Book of Mormon and all that he did.

Here is a quote that I heard in Relief Society this week that I loved. “To live perfectly is to live happily. To live happily is to grow in spiritual strength towards perfection.” “We will never be alone if we life as we should because our father will always be with us and bless us. He wants us to be successful. He wants us to be happy. He wants us to achieve the good goals we set. He will do his part if we do our part”

Love you all

Sister Dahl

P.S. I am felling 22 J Happy Birthday to Me! Hahaha