Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Week 43 - Rain & Shine Week

Well it's mother's day still there and p day here so happy mother's day!! Thank you thank you to my lovely mother and all the other people who became my mothers :) wouldnt be here without you! I'm talking to the family and I am just too lazy to update you on the week cuz I just wanna talk to my family hahahaha sorry :) but i love you all! and life is still good and i am still living. I leave you with a scripture. D&C 58:26-28. Until next time family and friends.

Week 42 - Learning Week

Hey Folks! It's p day again. which means I gotta email you all haha so here is your lovely email :)

This week was great! We have been finding a ton of new investigators. And they are all super religious haha one is a minister of Jesus is Lord I think.... and the other is the daughter of a baptist minister. which means they know there stuff. So it makes it fun! a challenge for sure, but I like it! cept the JIL dude kind of likes teaching us hahaha which is ok but one day it went overboard. I don't think we even spoke in the lesson haha so ya sometimes that happens. So we will see how this week goes with them! I'm excited.

We finally had our golden family investigator come to church!!! I was so happy when I saw them there. like little school girl happy!!! I may or may not have jumped around a little. I can neither confirm or deny that.... But let's just say it was a happy sabbath! They are awesome. Cept they need to be married hahaha so it is a huge headache but I am just glad they finally came to church! I swear I have been teaching way too many people that need to be married. It's not fun. I will never ever ever ever be a wedding planner. EVER! not worth it.. I will not be planning my wedding either. I am done hahaha

We also got fed a ton this week! It has been unreal hahah heck last night we had two dinner appointments! I freaked haha I have never eaten so much in my entire life. Well, It feels like that. I about died at the second dinner appointment, went straight into a food coma. I died on the floor... Took me a while to recover. But it is unreal how much we have been fed this week! hahaha i love it. why is food so good?! answers we will never know.. But Ill take it!

This week I have learned a lot. I think the biggest one though is how important families are. That is why I love this gospel! This is the only place where families can truly be together forever. No matter what happens they will be together forever. This past week one family in the branch im serving in just got sealed in temple. And yesterday the father bore his testimony. Didnt understand a word of it cuz it was in riconada, that is the dialect they speak here, but I just felt so happy for him. You should have seen his face. It was lighting up like christmas lights. all becuase he will be with his family for forever. and  That finally his family is together. truly together. Made me lonely! Church is not as good when you don't have your whole family there. So it definitely made me family sick. But all is well cuz i have family visiting today hahahah this is what happens when you serve in your home country. Sometimes your grandparents just decide to visit you... But really I am so thankful for this gospel and what it does to family. To know that I will always be with my family is something that can't be replaced. And to know that I can help other families be together makes it ten times better. That is what missionary work is about. Bringing families together. Helping them gain something that can't be gained any other way. 

So that's the week! I have eaten so much, Helping families one doctrine at a time and bout to see my grandparents. That is life. Man it is good! life is always good :) Sometimes we just don't realize it but man how blessed we have been. Heavenly Father has been so good to me. And I know he has been to you. count your blessing my friends. don't forget that life is always good. It is what you make of it :) love you all and thank you for everything. I leave you with a scripture. Alma 18:34. Until next time


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Week 41 - No Voice Week

Hey peeps! Another week which means another email. Ready na? Update time. :)

So I got sick this week. haha that sucked! but it wasn't too bad. I just lost my voice which actually is pretty bad... It is nearly impossible to teach without a voice! haha I felt like i was 12 again squeaking left and right it was terrible. So ya that basically sums up the teaching week. Me trying to teach and it just sounding like Weezy from Toy Story and by the end of the day not having a voice whatsoever. I never thought your voice could get tired. This week I learned that it is possible! Who knew.. Then I would wake up the next day feeling fresher than a mento and then have the same thing happen just as we started to work hahahah it made no sense. But that is life! Sometimes you lose your voice and sometimes you sound like you are stil 12. you win some and lose some. 

We had some success finding wise this week though! Well hopefully haha we tracted some people and they show some real potential. Heck they said they would come to church!! and then sunday showed up and it just left me heartbroken full of empty promises. But there is always next week right?!

This morning we had a little district activity. We checked out This hollywood sign, "Iriga City" style. It was awesome! The hike was a blast. Cept I felt like I was climbing everest hahah it was so steep but so worth it. We saw the whole city and got some sweet pics. Included here :) the other pics are this HUGE pig and her piglets. and just us and the district! the AP's joined us for our district meeting and we had a fun time. 

Life is good folks. I have been reading past general conference talks for my personal and it was been awesome! I never paid attention to Gen Conf before haha but going back and reading them has been the biggest help. Been focusing on trials and things like that and I loved what Elder Worthlin said in one of them. I forgot when it was but he said learn to laugh through the hardships. And just learning to laugh at yourself! Messing up is part of life, it just happens. So enjoy it while you can! have fun. take a trip and just enjoy the struggle :) love you all! life is good. its summer! it's hot so go swimming for me... I leave you with a scripture. John 15:13. Until next time friends.