Happy Father's Day

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Happy Father's Day Dad! Hope you get this letter before you go to sleep so that I am still on time. 

This week has been a crazy and somewhat challenging week but extremely rewarding. This week my "anak" got called to be a trainer so even though we are still in training I am have confidence that she will be a good trainer. I am leaving my area and going to a new one. It is really hard to leave an area that you have been in for 6 months and say goodbye to the people you love so dearly, but it is time for me to move on. I am extremely grateful for the people I have met and especially for the converts here in Villasis. There were tears yesterday with them as I said goodbye and there have been even more tears between me and my companion. I am amazed at how much my heart has grown to love others, much more than back then. I realize how self-centered my concerns were before I came out here, and I am eternally grateful for that change. 

I am enjoying and loving everyday that I have serving Heavenly Father. My heart swells in gratitude for Him and for him giving you to me as a father. 

Dont worry, I will continue to give these last months my full heart and effort. 
Love your daughter and favorite missionary, 
Sister Gentry

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A Work in progress.

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Okay, listen, I know you are disappointed with my letters and my updating. But I will have to agree with what dad mentioned... I am just giving a lot of attention to the Lord.  Trust me my love has not gotten weaker for you. I just don't know how to report on it all.

This week was good and really difficult. There has been a lot of blessings and answers to prayers, so I will just talk about those and not the normal hardships of missionary work (i.e., no one to teach, blistering heat, and pouring rain... all at the same time). 

-Tatay Rufino, a longtime investigator FINALLLY decided he is sincerely ready to be baptized and become "a true christian." I can't explain what a miracle this is because we have been working on getting him to pick a date for the past three months, phew. 

-After a day of fasting and tracting or "OYMing" as we call it here, we found three potential families that we are beginning to teach this week. Families are a big focus here and we have been ferverently praying to find them. He answers prayers. Whether they will progress or not I will not focus on because I know this was an answer and His doing. 
There are many more good things but those are the highlights of this week. Rainy season is about to start which is very good cuz at least sweat won't be the whole reason why I am always soaked. 

-Also, June starts. Which means my monthly birthday celebration will begin! Woohoo! Party! any excuse for spaghetti and pancit (birthday food in the philippines) 

Haven't jumped on the "pants for sisters" train yet. Just gonna wear maxi skirts probs. Gotta stay fabulous. haha

Next week I will have pictures. 

Have a good week 
Sister Gentry
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