This week I found a Caraboa and I swear I am not as white as I look. haha! (Mom note...I had to look this up to make sure we knew what she was talking about....Filipinos see carabaos as faithful partners in life. The carabao or kalabaw is a water buffalo that is endemic in Southeast Asia. Aside from helping our farmers plow the fields, this animal is our source of transportation, milk for sweets and cooking, meat, raw materials to design furniture, coin and mascot designs, body armor, children’s songs, jokes, and expressions in the vernacular. We had exchanges with Sister Sauvao and Sister Lapura. We had fun in the rain! I LOVE the rain here, it is SO amazing! I made a Mexican feast for lunch, it was AMAZING. All the sisters LOVED the HOT salsa...so thank you for all the ingredients, Mom & Dad! We celebrated Mother's Day and got a sweet picture with a super great ward member. We love her and ALL the moms out there!
So this week, I was reading "Our Search for Happiness" (which I highly recommend to everyone...church member or not!). It says, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is not a Sunday-only kind of thing, it is a way of life." M. Russell Ballard WOW, how true is that? We don't just live the gospel of Jesus Christ on Sunday, we are expected to live it every day of our lives. That is what HE expects of us. We expect Father in Heaven to be there for us ALWAYS...whenever we need Him. And, just like any loving Father, He is always right there beside us waiting for us to call upon Him. We must live the doctrine He has given us through the Bible and Book of Mormon. I truly believe that our "search for happiness" ends when we start living the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I love you!
|Sweet letters from the Upson Family...LOVE|
|Companions on Mother's Day...I love Sister Navarro|
|Mexican Fiesta from Idaho.|
Me & Sister Gotang...Everyone loved the hot salsa!
|Me & the Caraboa...|
|Dancing in the rain during exchanges|
|BEST MOTHER'S DAY|