New Year's day was alright, I felt good enough to work, but everyone just sleeps and eats with their family, and is really hard to teach. We ate at a Less Active's house, we have visited them twice a week for the past 3 weeks, and they actually came to church yesterday! But they live in a pretty poor area, so it's hard for them to get to church. They showed a lot of faith going. We tried to teach a few more people and ended eating at a member's home, but I really didn't have an appetite cause I was still sick.
Yesterday was fast and testimony meeting and we had 4 investigators at church, and 11 Less Actives! It was great, but testimony meetings always scare me. A couple members said a few things that made me and Elder Abel look at eachother and shake our heads ha, and I get so nervous for our investigators. So it is really important I think to keep your testimony simple and not crazy ha. Like, be wise.
This week felt really fast but unproductive because I was sick and just couldn't get myself moving like normal, it was rough. Me and Elder Abel are getting along great, and I learn a lot from his teaching. The language is coming, but I still having a hard time with it. But President told us to not get too stressed about it, and to of course be diligent and not get lazy, but to have faith it will come. I got to meet a lot of missionaries this week and it is really amazing how easy you can tell who has been out long and who is fairly new. Even if they are older in age, they may only be out for 6 months, and you can just tell by their countenance and how they conduct themselves. You can see the changes that they made in their lives, and it really comes from serving. They just go out of their way naturally to help other people and seriously don't think about themselves. It's truly a Christlike attribute anyone can obtain through serving and having Charity.
I hope everyone has a great week, and just a thought I had about the Philippines, some of the areas I have been too, some of the poorer ones, are like Gotham City in Batman Begins, like the metal shacks, and alleys and stuff. That was kind of the best analogy I could think of. Any way, Happy New Year!