|I was able to teach the guy who owns the computershop the Restoration last Pday.. Elder Yingling grabbed a pic! Thanks Yingling!|
|Sta. Cruz and Iba Zone Conference April 4, 2018|
Dear Family and Friends! The work has been going good heading into this last full week of the transfer! We were able to get it going with Zone Conference. President Lacanienta is wanting to have the mission goal for 5 baptisms every month! So its going to push us! Were all super motivated to do this! Its going to be great! Also got your package mom! Thankk youuu 😘 Love you. . Got to see all my zone/district mates in my last area again. Love seeing those guys. We didn't get home till late late because it took foreverrrr to get there and back. First we had a member take us on a trike to Sta. Cruz.. Then we got on a 2 hour bus ride to Iba..We got to stop at McDonald's..so that was awesome.. Where we are at only has 1 fast food place.. So that was super refreshing... When we got home there wasnt any buses that were going to our area.. so we got ripped off by some trike drivers! But i guess thats really how it is when we don't have cars! Pero okay lang 😂 masaya pa rin..
We got refreshed on the Books of Mormon and went to work the rest of the week. We did some exchanges with our house mates. I was able to get 3 of their investigators interviewed for baptism too! So shout out to those guys. The baptism turned out good except when it was supposed to get started there wasn't any water in the font... The Presidency wasn't communicating too well.. But its okay we only started an hour late.. Filipino time 😆 It went super awesome. I was even able to be a speaker for the Baptism.
This week our area was able to add to the Baptismal Dates! Yayyy! So it was super awesome. They are all neighbors of Elders Jones baptism.. 1 of them is also the little sister of them.. the other live close by.. and were all still working on Daniel to help him with the Word of Wisdom.. Yesterday was his 5th time going to Church! So he is killing it. Daniel is Precious' little brother. And were still trying to do our part teaching the parents.. they love letting their kids get taught.. but when it comes to them they are a little more shy.. but were getting there.. All of their kids went to church together.. they were so manyyy.. so as the kids are setting good examples to the parents.. we know they will soften their heart too! In May were hoping they will be ready to be baptized! Helps too with the fellowship of the recent converts there..
As for that were lucky to be visiting another part member family.. The Nona Family..they live up and over a big mountain.. so whenever were biking to their house and we have to go over the mountain were dyingg.. it doesnt help that my bike doesnt switch gears.. its been like that ever since i got here..🙄 but were making it workk.. seympre! Their dad isn't a member but all of the kids and mom have slowly been getting baptized over the years.. and it turns out that the two youngest ones 13 and 10 haven't been baptized. So we've been teaching them and the 13 year old just went to church for the first time with her older sister and their neighbor. They are a family of 10 kids! Marami(many).. So were hoping that we can help them be ready for May baptism.
The Branch also killed it this Sunday.. Two different member families brought 2 people each that aren't members of the church!.. So we were able to introduce ourselves to them and we taught 2 of them in the gospel principles class.. the other 2 girls went to Primary. So shout out for their awesome Missionary work! Hopefully this week we can get a lesson with them.. 2 of them live super super far away..Im not actually sure if its part of our area.. I think its in the next mission. Were going to ask President tho or our Zone Leaders whats up if we can go there.. As you were reading that maybe someone sparked into your head who you could invite to church.. that hasn't been going or isnt a member yet.. Write it down and give a em text 😊 Ive been super impressed with the members in our area with that.. Someone is always bringing investigators! It makes our job easier ! 😌 I love what I studied this week in True to the Faith about Missionary work.. The Lord has declared that missionary work is the responsibility of all Latter-day Saints (see D&C 88:81)
So true that! Its all of our responsibility as members of the church! 🙂 I love how it says to there in True to the Faith.. that the best way to share the gospel is through our example...and I testify to that.. I've defiantly seen it too in missionary work as a District Leader..
But yeah its super hot again right now! But were still pressing forward out here in the Lords work! In the good words of Leakehe "Tiis lang"
Have a good week and CTR! Love you guys!
I lent my camera to Precious and them for their 5 day church trip.. but i have some pics from earlier! We went on a hike to some caves! So super fun! We did it as a zone activity too!
|Sta.Cruz Zone activity! April 16,2018|