Remember how my Sister is on a mission right now in Albania? Sometime I email her companions. This is what her last companion Motra Tengu sent me this week and I just love it:
"Actually i love my mission.It is nice to invite people to come to Christ."
This week we had interviews with President Martino. We are so lucky to have such an amazing mission president. He goes this summer, and the Philippines will sure miss him and his wife. He has really set the bar high for us, and because of that we accomplish amazing things here in the Angeles Mission. He has gone through the effort to learn enough of Tagalog to say prayers and give talks. That is not something that was required of him. He is so organized and inspired. His influence will bless generations now and in the future.
But I will go home before him. In our interview I asked if I could extend my mission. He explained that as much as he wishes he could grant that to me, it is not something they let him do. So I will still be coming home in May. That is coming up so soon. (Side note: I just barely told my companion this week that I am going home in May. Up till then she didn't know when I was going home. Mwaahahaa)
One day we were praying at members house. Apparently the 3 year old daughter thought that the prayer was too long because she kept on saying "Amen" over and over again to get us to end the prayer. We laughed so hard. Do you think it would be irreverent if I tried that the next time my companion is praying too long? :)
I have seen the power of members this week. The three of our golden investigators would not have come to church if it were not for a member. Go do work.
Something else great about my great Tongan companion: She loves to put flowers in her hair. Whenever we pass flowers she always sticks one behind her ear. I may or may not sometimes do the same.
I love doing things to come nearer to the God. I love learning about Him through scripture study and prayer and pondering about Him. And singing. Try it.
I love being a missionary. I love the Philippines. I love my family. I love you.
Mahal ko kayo,
Sister Abish "Amen" Curtis
Kabahay picture, wearing our kabahay skirts
I found an accordion!
Missionaries are real life super heros.