Enjoying Missionary Life in Atimonan

Magandang tanghali sa inyong lahat! How are you all???   It’s very very hot here in the Philippines at this time of year.  I was dripping with sweat in my apartment.  It’s like being wetter than taking a shower.  I hate it… but hey – you can’t control the temperature!  At least the inside of my nose isn’t freezing like it was at college in Rexburg, ID.  

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Looking forward to another baptism like this one!

I had some cool experiences this week but i’m pretty short on time!  I talked to a sister on a bus the other day that had a life similar to Job in the Bible.  If you know anything about Job, you know that God tried him to his limits.  This sister’s life was very much like his.  I’m not going to share details, but it was such an amazing experience for me because I was able to give her the “cure” for her adversity which is my testimony of the Plan of Salvation!!!!  Anyway, we talked for about 35 minutes on the bus and she is so humbly thankful for all of the blessings in her life.  Hopefully she’ll go to church where she lives next week. 

We are also teaching a sister who lost her husband 8 years ago, but is so happy.  She came to church and has expressed to us her feelings that she’s making the right choices in order to be with him forever throughout the next life too, which is very inspiring.
We have 3 baptisms coming up!  One is a 16 year-old young man and the other two are a set of 10 year old twins!  I’m excited for them!
I hope all of you are happy and are doing the right things to receive strength in your lives!  If not, or if you don’t know where to find it, well, look up.  He’s got a plan for you. I love you all and can’t wait to hear from you and see you all again someday!
Oh, I also scheduled a temple marriage for July 28, 2015… pretty cool right??  Let me explain:  We are teaching a family and we decided to get them motivated by teaching them about temples.  Well, there is a temple goal date card that we typically give to families in order to help them prepare to enter the temple a year after their baptism.   I’ll probably go to the Manila temple before I go home on July 28, 2015, so I told them that I will be at their temple wedding if they commit to set that date as a goal!  I hope and pray that it will happen!
Well, I guess that is about it.  I miss you all!
Love,
Elder Tyler Norwin Burbidge
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