Monday, November 6, 2017

Pics of the Week

Our District Meeting was at a house that was on the front of the beach.

      Cute kid who gave me some Papaya


November 5, 2017

It was good week for my companion and I. We celebrated All Souls Day. Its on November 1 where everyone goes to the cemetery and drops off flowers for their families that have passed on. It was good for us because we had a really fun FHE and we were able to have some of our investigators attend. It was awesome.They don't celebrate Halloween here. But its all good.

We focused on three families this week. It was good we taught 1 about keeping the Word of Wisdom and how much it will bless their lives and how they need to follow it in order to be baptized and how it plays such a big role in our lives. We taught the other about the Book of Mormon and about the Plan of Salvation and how the gospel will strengthen our families as we live throughout this life and what they need to do to return to Heavenly Father as one happy family. They've been doing so good reading the assignments in the Book of Mormon. And the last family we taught about how there will be an overflowing of blessings if they pay tithing when they become members of the church. It was a good week for our investigators and we were able to help them know of the truth. And it was great because our baptismal goal has gone to church 3 times in a row! So they are going to be baptized this month in November. And also we got the most Investigators to church I've ever got to church my whole mission. So it was awesome. But the 2 of the families we focused on werent able to go to church.

And Transfer day is this week. I've been in this area for about a month now and its been good for me! I've got a good feel for it and I've really learned alot about stretching myself as a missionary and how important my calling really is. So lets do our best and do what the Savior would have us do! 

Pic of the Week


My email is in Tagalog...October 29, 2017

Magandang Umaga po family, mga tropa, and mga ibang kaibigan. Sana po maayos ang mga lingo ninyo. Kasi masaya ang lingo ko po dito sa Iba Zambales. 

Noon Lunes. NagFamily Home Evening kami kasama ung Tolentino Family. oh sobrang masaya po ung FHE sa kanila. Nagbahagi kami ng isang mensahe tapos kumain kami ng manok. Sobrung masarap ung manok po dito sa Pilipinas. 

Tapos po nagexchanges po kami kasama ung district leader po namin. Sobrung astig si Elder Ontoria. Masaya ung exchanges po namin. Nagbahagi kami sa mga tinuturuan po namin. Sana po mabibiyagan ung Perariza Family. Pero may konteng mga tukso daw si Brother kaya hindi siya nakapagsimba. Freak sobrung sayang. kasi akala ko talaga makakasimba siya kasama ang pamiliya niya. Pero hindi. Tapos nagfiniding kami. May nahanap po kami pamilya. Date tinuruan sila ng mga miseynero. sobrung masaya ung exchanges namin.

Ayon, so Sa Mieyrkoles. ako at si elder Ramos nagwork ulit. nahanip namin yung mga date tinuturuan ng mga dating miseynero at tapos nagturo kami sa isang part member. pero goodness. hindi siya nakapagsimba dahil may sakit daw. Hindi ako naniniwala. pero ginawa po namin ang part namin. kaligtasan niya hindi ung kaligtasan namin :p . pero ung tatay din. sayang hindi di nagsimba. pero sa susunod ng mga lingo. magsisimba siya. so exciting iyan. gogoal namin siya. siguro mga Janruary dahil hindi pa sila kasal. so winiwork out namin iyan. 

Tapos sa Thursday .binilik namin sila Perariza. Finollow up namin ung pesta nila para mabinyagan sila sa November 25. Sila po ung goal namin para sa November. So sana makakapagsimba sila. Tinuruan namin sila ng ANM. At binigay namin sila ng assignment para magbasa. At ginawa nila. So lets goo! Sobrung astig. Tapos binilik kami ng isang date tinuruan at nagturo kami sa kanya. Ayos lang. Okay lang siya. Mabait. So fofollowup namin siya. 

Oh yeah tapos sa Friday nagexchanges kami ulit kasama ung mga Zone Leader. Ung kasama ko noon si Elder Furniss. Sobrung masaya ung exchanges namin. Taga Idaho si Furniss. At nagcommit kami ng 5 tao para mabinyagan. So it went really good. It was awesome. At nahapin kami ng isang New investigator. Tapos kumain kami ng Angles burger. Masarap iyan. At nagwork ung isang ZL at ung kasama ko Si Ramos sa area namin. 

Ayos at Sabado at Linggo masaya din. Yung mga kabahay po namin. May nabinyagan po sila. Sobrung astig si Tatay Julius. Palage siya nagsisimba.Tapos nag 2 investigators kami na nagsimba. Pero ayos lang iyan. ginagawa po namin ang best po namin. at iyan po ung mahalaga. So tuloy na lang po kami sa work. At tutulungan namin po sila na lumapit kay JesuCristo. So masaya ung gawin ng Miseyonero. At Sana hindi kayo nagnonose bleed. haha. Gamitan nyo lang ung Google Translate haha. Pero Mahal na mahal ko kayo. Ingat po kayo palage!!  

Pics of the Week

​We had a Csp and we helped them pack up rice! It was fun

FaZe up!

Pic from the hike
Elder Sudweeks my trainer who gave his farwell testimony at Zone Conference and his new trainee Elder Jones. Funny story about him. He was on the LP golf team and I always saw him at the country club when i worked there!

Elder Breinholt IBA ZAMBALES Oct 23, 2017

Hey everyone! Sorry i wasn't able to send any emails or pictures last week. The website wasn't working. But these couple of weeks have been good. 

Last week we finally listened to General Conference! Wow it was really good. Some things that stuck out to me was about helping someone else. I felt like that was repeated a lot. How we need to focus on others and help someone in need. Or maybe that's just what i needed to hear haha. So i really liked that. And the last message with Neil L. Anderson of course stuck out to me. About how he ended it with President Monson's blessing upon all of us. His talk was super powerful. But it was great to hear their voices and their words of inspiration.

Well that me and my companion and pretty new to the area we found most of the people that the missionaries before us taught and we've picked up on their teaching. We've been doing a good job with trying to resolve concerns and really teach the people not lessons. We've helped some of them commit to baptism and we have a super cool family that were teaching but the wife is in Saudi Arabia working. And the husband with no job has no job and he has to take care of the kids. Its kind of a reverse haha its funny. But their super cool. But they want to get baptized. So we goaled them for November. There's the dad and his 4 kids. So they've been fun to teach and hopefully they can get to church this Sunday. 

These weeks have been a blur it goes by so fast. But we only had 2 investigators at sacrament this week. So i mean only 2 of our investigators our understanding what we actually teach if their the only ones going to church. But hopefully we can change that this coming Sunday. But ill talk about the ones who went to church..

So the first one is a Dad. He had a live in partner for so many years so they could never get baptized because they never got married. But they let all the kids get baptized. But this week the wife left so he said he wants to get baptized in December if she doesn't come back. So us missionaries are happy! and then its one of our new investigators. She lives by our recent converts and their actually cousins. So she got taught by the missionaries before but she never got baptized because she stopped going to church. But seeing her cousins have been going to church has sparked her interest again and she went to church with them. So it was cool. But her and her little sister were teaching but the parents though. Thats the real question. The Dad wont really talk to us but we talked to the wife she is super cool and she was actually baptized way back when she was just a little girl. But when she got married like every filipino i swear haha. She stopped going to church. So hopefully we can teach them as one whole family but their house is a litlte small so theres really no space. But their next door neighbor is the wifes mom. So maybe we can work something out and teach there. 

So i mean its been good. Its awesome we play basketball every pday here so its good exercise and its fun because I'm tall here haha so its easy to dominate. And we went on a super cool hike! So thanks for all the prayers and Ingat po kayo palage!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Pic from our Hike. 10-16-2017

Woke up at 3:30am to go on this hike. No letter this week.  There was something wrong with our Email.