Learning to live with no power

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Today is our second day without power. We’re starting to settle into survival mode. I actually wish that we lived in a hut because at least then we would have wind. We were afraid that no one would show up to church but we still had 36 people show up. Not exactly the best attendance we’ve ever had but not bad for the day after a typhoon. I had to teach priesthood but that was okay. Most of the members did okay but a few aren’t well off at all. Hopefully we’ll be able to help them. We had a good discussion with Bro Aldana and gave him a baptismal date for the 18th of December. Hopefully it’ll go through but probably it’ll be in January because of his word of wisdom problem. He is really a great guy and I feel that he really is truly seeking the truth and not just saying that he is. We also taught the Viloria family about the Ten Commandments today. It went well but Brother didn’t want to set a goal date. I’m not sure if he’s afraid because he doesn’t want to disappoint us or because of some other reason. He said that he doesn’t want to commit to a date until he’s already been able to come to church three times. Hopefully he’ll not miss another week and will also be able to be baptized on the 18th of December.

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