Weekly email 10-27-2013: Namimihasa lang kami

Dear white people of the american continent,


Me and Elder Hansen really work hard together trying to get an awesome teaching people. We knocked on hundreds of “Big Houses”. The previous sentence needs explaining. In the Philippines I dont know if I have previously explained that we dont knock on doors, reason being that most people dont have doors and secondly if you have a door you also have a big gate outside keeping people from getting to your door so we just walk up to a house and say “tao po” which simple means people and makes your self known. The other explanation is that the mission really talks a lot about make the extra effort to teach the upper class and convert people with leadership skills and the ability to support them in a calling hence big houses. So in the end we just talked with a lot of people that were upset that someone was trying to get them outside of their air conditioned home to teach them about how there going to be saved and they didnt appreciate that very much. There was even this one house that had an intercom system and a camera so we ended giving a short rundown message of the restoration to a video camera by a gate im sure it looked very funny but he said that they could see us on the camera in the end they just said they were busy and never came outside. We also had another guy who started yelling at us about sabbath day keeping and other weird things.


Apart from our wonderful tracting experiences were still working with some great investigators and they have been coming to church. To be honest a few investigators are starting to frustrate me though. They said that they read prayed and even felt the spirit they even said that they believe that what they felt was an answer that the church is true and then I ask them to be baptized and I get a no thank you im catholic and its like how hard can these peoples heads and hearts get. Im still trying to just do what President Peterson told learn to love them and dont blame them for their culture. Me and my companion got into a conversation about the reasons why everyone is born into different situations and after all of our brainstorming…..we still dont know why. But we know that god has his reasons and he will make it possible that we are all judged righteously. Thats one thing that I realized why I have been called here that I have had it way to easy in life to go and not work hard every day trying to help people realize whats in it for them and make that mighty change.


Elder Polatis




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