Sunday, November 15, 2015

"Pagtututo" (Learning)

It's that time of the week again!

So this week was pretty awesome. Before I mention anything else, I just want to let you all know that I've been here in the Philippines for about six months now! WHAT THE HOLY OH MY. Yeah I'm surprised I've made it this far. Anyway this week was pretty cool. We were able to work with some of the YSA members here in Bato again and boy are they the best. We as missionaries are so thankful for them and their desire to help us. It was a pretty hard we again this week. Despite their help, we were punted a lot again from many of our appointments. But that's okay. I'm not letting that bring my spirits down. I just have to keep pressing forward.

So what have I learned this week? Well maybe that's what I'll talk about in this post. The power of learning. I'm currently reading a book that my parents sent me titled Standing for Something by Gordon B. Hinckley, a former president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The book is organized in 10 sections, each explaining the importance of a certain virtue that we all tend to neglect. One virtue that President Hinckley mentions that I cherish is learning. Every day here on the mission we get an hour to study. I mean, how can we teach if we don't even know the doctrine, right? So we study, discuss what we studied with our companion, and then we apply what we learned to the lives of those we teach and meet. That same principle applies outside of the mission. No matter what stage of life you are in, those who are going to study, are currently studying, or have finished your studies, I implore you to continue in your pursuance of knowledge. Find something that intrigues you and just search. Discover. I've found when I apply that mindset to my scripture study every day, it becomes much more meaningful to me.  I love this work and after the mission I can't wait to get right back to school. Maybe I should ask my parents to send me a textbook or something? That's all for this week everyone. Take care!

-Elder Bondoc

1 comment:

  1. This is sooo inspiring!!! Thanks-and have a great week!