Another month is here and time for MLC. February will be devoted to the Christlike attribute of Charity. The following pictures will let you see how our day went.
Before we invested in this shoe rack, we had shoes all over the entryway. Wish I would have taken a picture while they were scattered all over the floor. It was a grand sight! (but this is more organized)
A few of our Zone Leaders
Elder Cornelius, Elder Grant, Elder Anderson, Elder Tadina, Elder Chon, and Elder Lulab
Some of our Sister Training Leaders
Sister Fernando, Sister Sabordo, Sister Villanueva, and Sister Sarmen
Elder Durfee and Elder Tumala are in the background. They are the only ones in this picture that have not been named on the blog yet.
We have 20 elders and sisters who are part of the MLC.
Starting from this picture, I need you to do something. Left click on the next picture and when it becomes full screen, click on the small pics at the bottom of the screen one at a time to see this group jump in slow motion.
Perfect and very cool!
If you think all we do is eat and jump in this mission - well you are surely mistaken. These awesome zone leaders, sister training leaders, and all of the other 170 missionaries in Cavite work hard to be obedient to the laws of God and the mission rules as set forth by President Tye. They wake up at 6:30am and don't return to that bed until 10:30pm. Every one of them LOVES the Filipino people and use every ounce of their strength towards inviting others to come unto Christ and helping them receive the restored gospel. Yep, they could be home playing video games, dating, driving their car, hanging out with friends, or going to college - but they have chosen to devote this time to the Lord. It is their way of saying thank you to Him and Heavenly Father for all they have been blessed with. They will return home more grown up and mature. They will bring with them a stronger testimony of prayer, dedication, faith, and a determination to do what is right. They will be better workers, employees, and students because of the way they faced challenges and resolved the stress and fatigue of missionary life. I see in each one of them future leaders of this church. Their compassion, strong will, and faith amazes me. Some have had a parent or dear friend pass away while here. Some have had siblings get married or have worried about family being caught in the middle of typhoons and blizzards. But here they stay, valiant and steadfast in serving the Lord. So I say, "go ahead and jump!" Laugh, be silly, and have a wonderful time because soon it will be time to get back to work. Continue making this one of the best experiences of your life.