Linggo, Mayo 18, 2014

No One Ever Talks About Mothers Without Crying

That's what happened yesterday after we all shared our fondest and most cherished memories with our mothers at Tuesday Family's RS activity as they celebrate Mother's Day this week! Last Sunday, Brother King, the first counselor in the branch presidency said that it's really different here because children don't have their mothers with them and the mothers in the branches I serve don't have their children with them too. We all feel the same way but we are grateful for our mothers and for all the motherly love we feel here!
I love these!! These are short but very touching video clips about mothers!
I hope you all get to thank the women who love, mentored, and mothered you. It seems to be that every woman has that divine nature, intrinsic nurturing love a mother can have. The world is such a beautiful place because of them and their influence is so strong. Motherhood is indeed the holiest and highest calling. I am grateful for all of the wonderful examples of women around me here in my mission and even before I came here. I have aunts who cared for me like a mother, they were there in the details of my life. I also have a great mom who always wants the best for me and she has unlimited reminders and I've seen her selfless service throughout the years. I have leaders, teachers, cousins, and friends who mentored, loved, and mothered me as well. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't be who I am today. "Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother", right? I just made ithis short because when we talk about mothers, it's just goes on and on...
I'm grateful and happy to be a missionary! Before, I already learned to mother my siblings, friends, and the youth in our ward but never did I know that I'd be able to grow more from this God-given talent of nurturing as I mothered my companions, other missionaries, investigators, and the members here. I've learned a lot from our investigators who are mothers and as they learn more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they also develop a desire to share this to their families because they want them to be happy and to be with them forever. They really have that wisdom and that motherly love like Eve has because they too have that desire to come back to Heavenly Father's presence someday. Isn't that beautiful? There is so much love in this world! We are fully embraced in His love!
I won't forget my mom's reaction when I told her I've finally decided to serve a mission after months of her bugging me and I wanted to act immediately on that answer from my prayers. My mom was just so happy. She accompanied me to the dentist and doctor and even gave me cash with no reason haha! She just knows that this is the best decision I could ever make and I'm so happy to give my 18months to Him.
Continue to let your light so shine beloved daughters of God! You are beautiful. You are amazing!!!!
Just like the children of the valiant mothers in the Book of Mormon, "We do not doubt our mothers knew it".
More work to do. More love to give.
Have a great week! Happy Mother's Day! I love you all!
Sister Posadas
PS Check out #ToOurMothers- It's a China Hong Kong Mission Mother's Day thing!

I should've sent this last week..

..but the send button didn't work. So here it is!
We just had a wondeful district conference and we got to listen to testimonies of the youth which strengthened us as well. There were really a lot of wonderful and uplifting messages. It was such a blessing and we're happy that our investigators got to enjoy it too! God is really with us if we only take time to recognize every little thing He does for us. His manifestations of love are all around us.
Sister Balubal and I are doing great. I love her. I've learned so much from her too. She's super amazing and we're enjoying how busy we are despite all the struggles and we do our very best to be exactly obedient. Everyday has been miraculous. It's funny how we get to practice cooking too!

I just want to share this verses from John 15 in the bible which has helped me as well here..

 18 If the world ahate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
 19 If ye were of the aworldthe world would blove his own: butbecause ye are not of the world, but have chosen you out of theworld, therefore the world hateth you.
 20 Remember the word that said unto you, The aservant is not greater than his lord. If they have bpersecuted me, they will alsopersecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
I love our Savior, Jesus Christ. Everything was made possible because of Him. Everyday I continue to learn more from Him. Oh how I love the Book of Mormon! I happened to have a lot of favorite scripture verses now but what I love the most is the front cover of the Book of Mormon which says, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Indeed, it is true. I testify of it.
By the way, this week Sister Helen got baptized. She really has a powerful testimony. I've learned a lot from her humility and desire to really follow our Savior.
I hope all is well at your end. Life's a struggle haha but seek to take counsel from Him.
Hope you enjoy the photos. Mahal ko kayong lahat. I am praying for all of you everyday!
Sister Posadas

Fun Facts:
1. We always get to see the Asia Area Presidency most of the time-- at the lift, or we encounter them in the building. :) 
2. Watch this cool video when Elder Holland visited Asia:
3. There's this young couple from India who joined us for family home evening in the branch. It's amazing how they traveled all the way to Hong Kong to be sealed in the temple and they sat right in front of me, my companion, and our investigator. What a distraction! Haha. Our investigator appreciated how they were so happy and inlove! Such a beautiful couple! :)