There's no reason to stress all my people out there reading this, because Christ lives. We have every reason to be happy because of that. Were in the right church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Iv'e got to this point in my mission where i dont see how these people can deny this message. Like why would you say no to Eternal Families? why would you say no to the Book of Mormon when you can hold it in your hands and read it for yourself. But Its all good. I will do my best and its their decision to decide if they want to accept it or not. That's on them. I did my best. But hey its all good
This next saturday should be a convert baptism! So its going to be great. His name is Mark. He is 12 years old. He is the only one in his family who listens to us. His family is catholic. On Sunday he stays home while they go to church in the morning and then comes to our church in the afternoon. Hes super cool. But hopefully he passes his interview for the baptism! So we will see what happens!
The Lord gave us a blessing. A member referral. The biggest blessing ever. haha. All we have to do is teach the girl. She has such a good desire. We taught her twice. the member took her to church. Everything so its super good. ah it helped so much. So we need to give her a baptismal date. that's on Wednesday. The girl actually has a cool story. So she investigated the church when she was 18. She told God to give her a sign when she prayed. And that night she had a dream about the 1st vision. So is that not a good sign or what. She asks such good questions and everything when were teaching its super cool! So hopefully that continues.
THE LORDS WORK MOVES ON. 16 months na lang!
It was a good week tho. The things from Elder Bowen have been helping us in the work and staying focused and what not so its really good. Go missionary work! We are so lucky to have the gospel and lets all go share it!
This week was a good week! I feel like i had to take in so much from this week and somehow try and apply everything that I heard!
This Wednesday we got to hear from a General Authority from the 70! Elder Bowen and his wife! It was really good what his wife talked about. Something that stuck out to me that she said is that we need to show our love for the Book of Mormon to our investigators! And that stuck with me and that's something i am defiantly going to try and do! And Elder Bowen also gave us 6 things that will change our mission! I feel like its getting revelation from Thomas S. Monson in a sense. So it was super cool to hear from him! I defiantly learned a lot. I really want to try and apply what he told us to do. Some of the things he told us to do were to wake up at 6:30, plan for 30 minutes a day, have 30 cti's a day. A CTI is a contact, testify, and invite. So its going to be good to goal everyday. And its something i wanted to do before but i never really had the spire to do it until now. So its going to be great!
Thats something else to here. Sometimes our investigators and people we talk to think we know everything and have studied for years and what not. But in all reality, were just 19 year olds trying to do what we think is right. Its fun haha but it really does get stretching at some times.
We should have a convert baptism on September 16 if everything goes good! And it has been we just gotta make sure he knows whats up with all the lessons. And were helping him so its going great! Were still having a hard time getting people to go to church! This week it was at the stake center! We had stake conference! It was super good! I got to see my 1st area again! It was super fun to see them. Bagac. I saw Jasmine! She was the girl i baptized and right now..shes the Seminary Teacher! So she is super awesome! Its crazy to see how much she is growing in the church! Its great! I also saw the Narbuco girls! 3 girls that we were teaching while I was in bagac! We were just finishing up the commandments with them and i got transfered right before their baptism but, theyre baptized now! Its really awesome to see the fruits of my work. Its great! I'm so happy for them!
So this week were really going to try and focus on getting fellowshipers and work with the ward to help these people get to Jesus's church on Sunday. So its going good we just gotta keep grinding out the Lords work. But stake conference was awesome! Our mission president, President Lacanienta and his wife spoke! It was a great time and they did a good job! President even spoke in tagalog for some parts! It was awesome. Lots of stuff i learned from that.
But i hope you all had a great week!
The Lord's errand requires our effort. And that's what the gospel of Jesus Christ is about. Giving our effort for the Blessings of the Lord. We all need to give our effort in order to receive blessings. And i pray for me and you that we will be willing to do the will of the Lord. I love you guys so much. Keep Pressing forward all of you. And keep REPENTING. Accept the invitation of the Lord and come back to him. I testify that his arms are always open. He will never turn our backs on him. I love him. And he loves all of us. WE GOT THIS! GO TEAM.
What a good week we had out here in the Philippines.
This Sunday we had Ward Conference and it was awesome! The ward put together a choir and there were a ton of them. Filipinos are really talented when it comes to singing! And they are not embarrassed to sing in front of anyone. It's super cool and they did a great job! The topic was on service and it was super motivating to us missionaries seympre because we are here dedicating our loves to the work of the Lord. It was a great Sunday and I felt the spirit a ton. It was even better to see Mark there too! Mark's baptism should be coming up soon! So were still teaching him about the commandments and still getting him ready! Its so cool that even though his family goes to a different church he goes to our church! What a good example to us! He just has a great desire to learn more. We all need to keep that spark of learning in us at all times!
This week was a good week of teaching people the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. We were also able to do some service too. I read something that i really liked also in D&C 10 this week. It helped me deifnantly in my teaching this week. It says
57 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, theSon of God. I came unto mine own, and mine ownreceived me not.
58 I am the light which shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.
59 I am he who said—Other sheep have I which are not of this fold—unto my disciples, and many there were thatunderstood me not.
60 And I will show unto this people that I had other sheep, and that they were a branch of the house of Jacob;
61 And I will bring to light their marvelous works, which they did in my name;
62 Yea, and I will also bring to light my gospel which was ministered unto them, and, behold, they shall not deny that which you have received, but they shall build it up, and shall bring to light the true points of my doctrine, yea, and the only doctrine which is in me.
63 And this I do that I may establish my gospel, that there may not be so much contention; yea, Satan doth stir up the hearts of the people to contention concerning the points of my doctrine; and in these things they do err, for they dowrest the scriptures and do not understand them.
This helped me alot this week with everything. So much goes on in this crazy world but we need to focus on whats most important and thats that Jesus Christ lives. He is directing his church through his prophets and apostles. And His love is not comprehensible for us. And we are so lucky to live in the fullness of times. Everything that was in Jesus Christ's church before has been restored through the prophets. Lets just hope these people read the Book of Mormon! Kaya nila!