I am always amazed at how nicely they do things. These dear people always have a program printed out, take song books, we sing, have a prayer, talks, the whole works right there by the ocean. I truly love it. There were probably 25 people there. They are going to have another baptism next Saturday. I don't know why they don't combine but we will try and go again.
Our conference came from Salt Lake and was just for Filipino people. It was amazingly wonderful. We are so privileged to be here with these dear people. They talked a lot about the Typhoon that hit a year and a half ago, when Jake got here. They showed pictures. It was amazing. These are truly resilient people. They know how to make do and do without and they aren't afraid to work.
Elder Burke Nielsen spoke. They were here for 3 years in area presidency I think. When they moved in someone was helping them and his wife went to move a ladder and the man said to her " I will be the One." He used that for his text throughout referring that I will be the One to serve etc. I will be the One to do what needs to be done. I like that phrase.
Sister Wixom said "I will be the one" to express love for the Filipino children. She said with the Filipinos, family comes before worldly wealth.
Elder Craig Christensen, President Adern and Elder Neil Anderson also spoke and they were every one inspiring talks. I wish I could hear them over so it would soak in. I needed every one.
The closing thought I wrote down from Elder Anderson was, "Now is the time to show the Lord that we love Him." I know that is true for all of us! Love YOU!