Monday, November 18, 2013

Week 18 - Goodbye Week

My friends!! I am so sorry haha this weeks email may be the shortest email ever recorded in history!! and like no pics. I am terrible!! I just ran out of time because transfers are tomorrow and got a lot to do. So i will try to keep you updated as much as I can!

So ya I am leaving my first area :( It is definitely a bittersweet moment... This place is like home!! Leaving home was hard the first time, I can't do it again. haha But that is missionary work right? The lord has a plan and I am so glad I got to serve here in the Vinzons area. The people are awesome and they will always have a place in my heart. So this week has been hard and yet fun! Just been preparing the area for my companion cuz he is training this upcoming transfer and we gotta prepare the area for his new baby son!! The beauties of missionary work! this is truly the lord's work my friends I testify of that! I wouldn't wanna be anywhere else doing this work. I love you all and I am thankful for all the prayers and emails and support you all give me. I feel the love my peeps!! Take it easy homies. I leave you with a scripture. Mark 8:35. Until next time my friends. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Week 17 - Bagyo Week

My fellow awesome people. Just wanted to start off by saying all is well here! I am doing ok, and I just wanted to thank you all for checking up to see if I was ok. Truly means the world. Everything is good in the Naga mission, but a struggle in Tacloban. So just remember those people and let's wish them the best. So this week was not too exciting cept for this storm so I will just try to update you on what I know!

So ya a huge typhoon hit and that meant no going out to work! Which means being stuck in the apartment all day so ya that basically somes up this week haha. We have been working a ton with Less Actives here in the area and it is just been a huge challenge. But all is well! The slow and steady progression is what we are all about here! All we need is progress right? :) So ya that is basically this week! Hopefully this next week we can pick up some new investigators and continue to progress in this area. 

This morning we had a zone activity and that was a party! all about that beach life!! so ya that was a fun. So there is a pic from that. Another pic is from our are and it is kind of flooded so ya we just living here! Oh ya, The sisters had another baptism this week so they just do work here, no big deal. Got another pic of that here! They do wonders it is unreal. And the other pic I completely forgot haha so ya there it is folks! I leave you with a scripture. Mosiah 23:11. Until next time my friends


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Week 16 - Curfew Week

People of my email!! We meet again. I don't have a lot of time this week I am sorry! But nothing too exciting this week so all is well haha so bare with me if this week is a short one!

So curfew week. Since it was Halloween and All Saint's day here and elections haha we had to hit the apartments a little early. Let's just say the Filipinos know how to party on holidays! So ya that was not too fun. Took away from our work which is something we really need right now. We have been struggling finding new people to teach this week because of how far our area is from the church. It is hard because of how much the ride costs to get to the church. But what is life without struggles right? We picked up a sick family investigator who is really progressing. So that is a party of course. and We also received a referral from a member. Referrals are just every missionaries dream. So helpful! and Tatay is just a stud when it comes to understanding so this week was a great week with trying to build our teaching pool.

Let's see what else we got in the good ole Philippines. I really can't think right now haha the struggle! but I love this place. The members here are awesome and even though it is hard, I could not see myself anywhere else! now the pics most of them are of my comp and me hahaha we just party it up. He is crazy. He is 22 but acts like a 16 year old. Which is awesome but sometimes is a struggle. But we have a blast with each other. But ya that is really all I can remember with the pictures. But my peeps that is all I got this week. I wish you all the best and remember, you are never alone in life. "Heavenly Father loves you more than you could ever realize. He has given you all that you have and he just wants what is best for you. So make the most of all the time you have because one day it will end. mahal ko kayo. I leave you with a scripture. 1 Nephi 19:9. Until next time friends


Week 15 Mission Tour

My fellow friends of awesomeness. How is life? You know me, just living life here in the good ole mission of Naga! haha I am struggling with these weekly emails. So much happens and I just get too lazy to right. So bare with me peeps! I will do my best to tell you all. What a week. A great one! Let's hope for the best huh?

So this week was Mission Tour week. Elder Ardern who is a member of the Seventy that is assigned here for the Philippines. Had no clue that man was from New Zealand. But he was sick! Great experience. Learned a lot and realized still got work to do as a missionary. But realized how special it is to be on a mission. Just a great day really. It was awesome! I suck at explaining all of it just know that I had an awesome time :) A couple of pics here are from the mission tour. One of the fam bam of the mission. and the other with Elder Andersen. His dad and my dad served together. Just one big happy family here :)  

The biggest story of the week though probably is that we had baptisms on saturday!! Party party! haha One for us and 3 for the sister missionaries. Man the sisters do work. But our baptism was our golden investigator and it was so sick to finally have him baptism. Truly a blessing! Then the three for the sisters. 3!!!!! Geezo the sisters are like the top guns of missions. It is crazy. But it was awesome to just see so many people take the necessary steps in order to return back home. Even a bigger blessing to be trusted by the lord so much to be apart of it. So there are a couple of pics there.

Then today we decided to wake up early for pday and since we got a beach just chilling next to us we decided to jog to it and catch the sunrise. SO SICK. woke up so early but so worth it. Man truly the little things are the ones that matter in this life, don't forget that! There is a reason for everything and even when we don't know the reason just know that everything happens the way it is suppose to happen. Control the things you can control and the Lord will take care of the rest. mahal ko kayo mga kapatid. Miss you all everyday and can't wait till we are all back together in the presence of our father. Until then, I leave you all with a scripture Enos 1:27. Until next time mga kapatid