Last week i wasn't sure who my companion would end up being so I didnt say anything about it. My companion is my old house mate and district mate Elder Peguit! Hes from Mindanao, Philippines. Hes so awesome! We are already super close so its been super fun!
This area is crazy. Its super hilly and most of the people we go to live up the mountains. So we have to hike up these super steep hills! Its been fun tho! Pictures below.
We've been teaching Aeron! Hes 17 and hes a "best friend" of Joyce a member. Hes super awesome! He reminds me a ton of James in my last area! Aeron is super awesome. Hes going to have his baptismal interview this week! So lets hope everything goes good.
We had some thanksgiving lunch with the Zone this week! That was super fun! We all brought stuff and had a thanksgiving feast! Mashed potatoes, chicken, gravy, cake. The list goes on! It was super fun!
Thats pretty much it for this week! Love you guys tons! Have an awesome week!
Expectation vs Reality !
OLONGAPO ZONE. NOV 2018.With President and Sister Lacanienta. And Elder and Sister Leftwich.
Quick shoutout to Max, Josh, and Parker for finishing their missions! See you guys in a quick month!
The Highlight of this week for sure was the baptism of Nanay Bertuflo and Clowe Mae Bertuflo. It was great to hear their testimonies after. Sister Bertuflo on her mission the daughter of Mom is so happy. She was told on her mission about the baptism! So thats awesome! We are so happy for them! After 4 years of being taught by the missionaries the day finally came!
This was also my last week in Botolan. My area. Im going to be transferred to Olongapo! I am in the Mission Home right now participating in the Departing Missionaries Activity. I thought my last area was going to be Botolan but turns out thats not what the Lord has in store. I'm excited to see what a new area has to offer tho! I will for sure miss the people i was able to get to know here in Botolan. I love them. The Branch President had me speak as a farewell talk about Unity. That was fun.
Well its Thanksgiving now! What a perfect time to look back on all the blessings Heavenly Father has given us. I'm so grateful that we can talk to Him through prayer and thank Him for everything he has given us. I love my Heavenly Father.
Ill be busy making the days count here on my last month of my mission. Love you all! Its the last month now!!!
The Baptism. Nov 17, 2018
An awesome statue of Jesus we saw on our way to Olongapo this morning.
This week ended great with the baptism of Brother Jonie! He's so awesome and has a great testimony. We also celebrated his Grandpa's death anniversary for 7 years of death. It was on the same day of his baptism. They are awesome.
Also it was the baptism of Sister Corazon! She was an investigator of our house mates. Shes awesome ! We have FHE's and stuff over there. Her nephews got baptized recently and now her and her brother! So exciting! She also chose me to baptize her! So that was awesome.
The Branch is getting ready for a Temple Trip ! So thats going to be awesome for all the new converts to go there. I told them to send me the pics!
We also did exchanges this week. 1st was with the Zone Leaders. It was my first time being with Elder Maasin. Hes from Manila, Philippines! And then some with our district mates! Elder Hoffman! Hes from Kaysville Utah. So that was fun. Lots of stuff learned. Got to show them my area.
We are also getting ready for the baptism of Sister Bertuflo and her daughter Clowe next week! So thats going to be awesome. Our district mates have 2 others also. I did their interview.
Another fun memory from this week is we waited 30 minutes for one of the people we teach to pray! We wanted her to pray so much so we just bowed our heads and closed our eyes. We were so happy when she finally said the prayer! Hopefully that helps her to go to church.
So, those our some of the highlights from this week! Love you all! Have an awesome week!
Jonie's baptism didn't end up happening this week. Its going to work better for this next week! He's awesome.
Like the title says tho! We totally had another typhoon! Lots of heavy rains and winds. It kept us in for the day ..We were safe tho! We got working the next day. Then the next day we had Zone Conference! Or should i say my LAST Zone Conference! Yep that's right. I gave my farewell testimony at this Zone Con. After seeing all those missionaries before me it felt great to give mine as well! It was also an awesome Zone Conference! I also got some mail! Its my travel plans for going back home! Dec 17 is the day! It didn't end up good tho because my comp got super sick! Were still not really sure what happened but. That kept us in for a little. We still managed to get some sweet work in this week!
Nanay Bertuflo and her daughter Clowe got interviewed this week by the Zone Leaders! They both passed! It was great! We got their baptism set up for not this Saturday but the next! I cant wait to see how excited their daughter is going to be on her mission when she finds out. We are keeping it a secret tho..thats what mom wants so.. haha
We also had an unexpected non member who lives in our area at Church! He was taught by the missionaries before me here but when i opened the area i never ended up meeting him. It was great meeting him! He lives over my Sister Irish. Im not sure how we are going to teach him because he lives outside our area and his only day off is sunday. But, im sure we can work something out!
That was it for this week! We also went on a hike with the Zone today and some members! Super fun! I went on the same hike last year also. Fun stuff! Thanks everyone! love you tons! Have an awesome week!
IBA ZONE. NOVEMBER 2018
This is Jasmin! My 2nd convert! She now has her mission call to the Philippines San Pablo Mission! Im so excited for her!
Also super happy to see Mauro gett baptized! He was being taught in my last area! Love that guy!
Also, Bye LINDSAYY! The Philippines Cavite Mission is lucky to have you!
We got some good work done this week! We finished up the lessons with Brother Jonie (10) and got him interviewed with the Zone Leaders. He passed! I gave him one of my neck ties yesterday at church. He was super stoked about that! His baptism is going to be this coming Saturday!
We got to witness the baptism of our investigator Sister Crisel this week! That was awesome. We are super happy for her! She was super fun to teach! Then she got confirmed on Sunday! That was good! Our housemates also had a baptism with it! Sister Madeline. I interviewed her! Their family is awesome.
This week we had Nanay Dumulot and two of the kids at Church this week! We read the Book of Mormon with them because Nanay doesn't know how to read. So we expounded the scriptures to them this week. They are getting it more and more! We asked Nanay if she's decided if she wants to become a member of the Church. She said Yeah! She just wants the kids to join with her and she doesn't like that they are different religions. So were trying to work that out. They are so awesome tho! Nov 24 is their baptismal date!
Nanay Burtulfo went to church this week with Clowe. Her daughter. They are doing good! We gave them a chocolate drink they can drink in the morning so they don't drink coffee! Its been going good! They haven't been drinking coffee! This week they told us about Cherry on her mission! They said they met this guy and he had ragged long hair his clothes weren't clean but they talked to him and the next day he went to church and cut his hair and cleaned him self up! They aren't
sure if he got baptized tho. But, they had another investigator baptized the same day we did!! So that's awesome. She is an awesome inspiration to her family!
Those were some of the miracles that happened to us this week!
We also got to play Sepak Takraw this week! Its a mix of soccer and volleyball. You only use your feet and theres a net like Volleyball! It is so much harder than it looks haha! But it was super fun!
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