Monday, May 23, 2016

May 22, 2016

Heyyyyyyyyy how is everyone doing? Things are doing well here they are pretty rainy. This last week was good! Especially because we had our baptism with Eros which was awesome and I had the opportunity to baptize him which was awesome too. I never actually really realized his story of conversion until he testified after his baptism. He said when he first started investigating he wasnt really interesting and he sometimes hid. But after awhile he decided to come to church and he really felt welcome there because we have an awesome youth program there and he fit right in. This was really the first time I realized really how important it is to feel welcome at church especially if you are an investigator. I have asked other investigators of mine what they dont like about church and they sometimes say that its just not very welcoming. I have even lost investigators because there first experience at church just wasnt that great. It makes me sad actually to know that because this is the church of Jesus Christ and people are not feeling welcome there. It just changed my mind and from now on I want to do all I can to make investigators feel welcome on my mission and after. Well this transfer is coming to an end.. Gosh it goes by really fast. I will have exactly one year left in about 3 weeks... Soooo get ready peeps I am coming quicker than you think:)) But things are still hard here but still awesome. We had a lot of success last week in finding new investigators we have a couple that seem really promising. Later on tonightwe have an appointment with a part member family and 3 of them will be baptized. Thats the father Johnathan, and the 2 kids Kian and Daniel. They are a really special family and we are having a great time teaching them. 

FAMILY... I really really appreciate your desire to give me money and stuff on my mission it means a lot. But I think I might start requesting that you really dont send me money, unless I really am in need of it. I would much rather learn how to budget and stuff right now and then after my mission I will take your money for the things I need haha. So please just save your money for after my mission so I can return back to the worldly things;) 

I love you all thank you so much for all your prayers and love towards me it means a lot. Have an awesome week:)

Monday, May 16, 2016

May 15, 2016

Yooooooooooooo fammmmmm... So sorry. It has a been a long time! Im sorry. Well for all of you that read my stuff, I am sorry. It has just been busy busy around here. Missions, am I right? 

Well there is a lot to go over I suppose. So my area is awesome! I love it. My comp is awesome, we have a lot of fun together and work sssuuuppper hard. Being a ZL is pretty cool, lots of responsibility hopefully people dont think I suck but I am loving it. I have reached my favorite part of my mission so far, I cant really complain about much... Right now we have 9 investigators progressing towards baptism right now. What an amazing blessing from the Lord and to see so many receptive people in just one area. Our most upcoming baptism right now is Eros Rosalles. He is wayyyy cool. He is 17 and he was actually born in Turkey but he is pure Filipino. He is way awesome and a really solid investigator. He was a referral from his aunt is a returned less active member. Eros knows every capitol for every country in the world hahah its way cool, we always quiz him on countries and he always knows them!! He will baptized this saturday and I am really excited for him. He will be my first baptism here in this area. He even has a desire to serve a mission which would be even cooler!! Our next most progressing are these 3 19 year olds. There situation is kinda hard to explain butttt they live at another investigators of ours house/bakery and the the investigator that owns the bakery is basically a full time member but cant really be baptized right now and that is a whole other story buutt anyways one of the 3 19 year olds is the nephew of the one that owns the bakery and the other two are his friend and his girlfriend. So they are really cool investigators as well and they are starting to really progress a lot. There names are Mark, Clark, and Jhona. So when we first started teaching them they were SOOO shy and would barely speak but now they are all normal and doing awesome. So one problem though is that Mark and Jhona are living together but arent married so we were planning to teach them the Law of Chasity but were waiting to see how strong there testimony was in the church first before we dropped the LoC bomb. So we taught them once and at the end I asked them if they really thought the Book of Mormon was true and Mark asked us if he could share a story and we said for course. (A little back story first, they are really close with a recent convert of ours named Henry) So Mark said that he was walking one day just contemplating life and he saw Henry walking and he said Henry was just glowing then all of a sudden all these kids started running up to him and they just loved Henry so Mark just thought that Henry was basically an angel and Mark said that we knew Henry had something great so he decided to come to church. Then he said if he saw Henry at church he knew the church would be true. Looking back on this day though I remember Henry was late to church he didint even make sacrament meeting. But he came late and he told me that he thought he wasnt gunna go but he felt that he should so he did. So Mark saw Henry at church and he knew the church was true. So that was probably one of my coolest missionary experiences ever. BUT back to the law of chastity thing. So we taught them the Law of Chastity and they agreed to live it and they are now living it! So we are planning for a wedding and a baptism so hopefully everything works out well. SOOO yeah life is awesome. Im kind of exhausted from typing that soo I might just rest there and send one next week and some pics. But I love you all! You all are the best I miss you!


Monday, May 9, 2016

May 8, 2016

I love you guys. It was so awesome talking to you. I miss you!! I cant wait to talk again in a few months! The time will fly... Love you. Have a good week!

May 1, 2016

Ahhhh crap I messed up. I only have about 12 minutes left... Sorry. Uh this week was actually really great haha I should of taken more time to right you guys. A lot happened and it was awesome. We worked really hard. WE have a lot of bap dates set up. Well I think what I will do is I will write down the cool things that happened and send them next week. Sorry talaga.... I love you all!!