The Longer Ones

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Ch 101 Seeing Their Potential

So lemme tell you about Elder Fowles. This guy is amazing at Tagalog dad jokes. But more than that I admire and appreciate his ability to switch between jokes to an actual principle and testifying. a few days ago we were walking down the street we were walking and saying some jokes to street kids when out of nowhere Elder Fowles hears something. Someone calls him by name. Now at this point (having a bad mindset), I thought it was someone making fun of us or a crazy person so I ignored it and kept talking to the kids. and then 5 minutes pass. Then another 5 minutes. I realize this person is ready to hear the Gospel. Elder Fowles and I are led to her house and we teach their entire family. It was strange. Because I know I was in a bad mindset, but the spirit we felt in that house, the joy and peace we felt in that house was greater than anything I felt in a long while. I can't believe I was about to ignore that... luckily my companion, not with his words, but with his example, showed me that everyone has that divine potential.

I am feeling happier, had a few rough weeks, but now I'm happy. I'm so proud to be here, and I know that as long as we have a good mindset we will never be led astray.

-Elder Villanueva
Tayo Na Pilipinas! (Let's Go Philippines!)

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