Thursday, December 20, 2012

November 11th

Well my companion is Elder Dela Cruz from Iloilo, and he's a great companion and very diligent. It feels so good to go home after a busy day of work. The work is hard here and in fact we are teaching a Jehovah's Witness pastor, a member of the ilglesia ni cristo or Church of Christ,  a born again, and many Catholics. The Jehovah's Witness lesson went very well because I read the day of defence the day before and it talked about all that we discussed.
He said Jehovah is God, so we showed him a scripture in Isaiah 43 "3 For I am the Lord thy God, the aHoly One of Israel, thy bSaviour: I gave cEgypt for thy dransom, Ethiopia and eSeba for thee." When we had him read it he read fast and skipped over "saviour" and so we said read it again slowly, and he got really really red. They have their own bible where they replaced all the names of Jesus like lord and all mighty into Jehovah (because they think Jehovah is god). So he read a scripture in his bible that said I Jehovah am the savior and then we referenced to the scripture that says (helaman 5:9) 9 O remember, remember, my sons, the words which king Benjamin spake unto his people; yea, remember that there is no other way nor means whereby man can be saved, only through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, who shall come; yea, remember that he cometh to redeem the world. So I said boldly, who is Jehovah? and he stuttered a little bit and then he went into his house and gave us a book and said read it. and he didn't answer our question and was embarrassed. But we were very loving and then told him to read the Book of mormon and showed moroni 10:3-5. Our religion has no false doctrine and when you trust in the lord , he really will put words in your heart in that very moment.

Well last week the Relief Society president passed away. The day before last Sunday we gave her a lesson on Sariah about how she endured in the wilderness while having babies because Sister Delores was becoming inactive because of her baby, but she actually came. I don't know what it was, maybe she fasted or something but she passed away after church in a room with her head on the table. Sad story. But at her funeral we gave talks about the plan of salvation. and the funeral had over 200 people, so we got after her funeral over 15 investigators which is a miracle and taught over 200 people Gods plan of Salvation. I"ll have a picture of it next week, I have no camera with me.

We have 3 baptisms in a couple of weeks now! We had 7 inactives that became active again (means they went to church 4 times in a row)! That's our accomplishments this week.

Oh ya, tell Elder Rosales my former companion that the next electric bill was 1090 pesos haha. He left me with the bill!

Someone tell me whats up the the new Halo 4 everyone is talking about here... haha.

Man, it's just so beautiful here. The scenery is just unreal. Its like paradise here. It feels like Jurassic Park sometimes haha.

Mahal ko kayo! Ingat!
Elder Kapeliela

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