Sunday, December 18, 2016

Week 50 - October 16, 2016

I tried reading the Book of Mormon and the New Testament at the same time. But one thing with the Book of Mormon is that it teaches every principle in Preach my Gospel and its so easy to find these principles. Also the Book of Mormon is filled with information about the Atonement and I feel like when I read the Book of Mormon is really detailed in doctrine.
I cant put the book down I even try to read it before I go to bed. I found out that the Book of Mormon is powerful and it contains the fullness of the gospel in one chapter!!

It is important to teach investigators this book because it can change their lives because this book teaches about repentance in every page. So as we try to get people toward baptism the need to be clean before they step in to the waters and when the read this book they learn how to get prepared for baptism. Because only through baptism can we enter to the kingdom of god. And when they don't read this book they are missing the preparation for baptism. So this book is a really powerful tool in missionary work and I also learn that this book is special and its perfect.

That is what I learned during my personal study.

Also, I go on splits to oym and find people who need our message the flip flop lady wasnt availible but she said that we can come next week. So through our splits we can find lots of investigators and people to teach and thats our job here to invite others to come unto christ so the mission had really taught me that people have concerns and when you be nice to them the trust you and it makes you happy that you resolved their concern.

Tell me about your experience with the Typhoon

We are good we didn't experienced any typhoons

We didn't experence it, we just passed us but we did get a little bit of rain.

There is another Typhoon coming this week called Typhoon Haima.  It can turn into a Super Typhoon.

My ward name is Bagong Silang 2nd Ward. We don't have have an address.

I can't send pictures because my card has a virus.

My scripture is 2 Nephi 2 it talks about the word of wisdom if we obey the comandments of god we can have longer life.

We are teaching Bryan, Ilean, Samuel, Norman and Mary Ann.

Yes my Branch President is Brother Dimas.  I am next to my previous area but not in it, but yeah I am really close to my old area youp that is my church.

Answer to Dad:
Hey we are good here we go on splits every day and find people and stuff like that but we had a struggle investigators werent going to church because it rained really hard and yeah we only had one investiagtor at church

Okay, I love you mom thanks for everything.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Week 49 - October 9, 2016

Hey do you know Elder Schmutz talk? 
You know the story about the guy who lost his house and his family? and he became a Stake Patriarch. Well it just so happenes that the same guy is my companion's Stake Patriarch isn't that cool? 

My Week

Several days ago I was just walking by and I just so happened that I accidentally kicked off this sandal from someones foot and they didn't even notice until several seconds latter and then she saw me return her shoe and she was so surprised that I was an American and that I knew her language. 
Then, the group she was with, were really shocked just like her and then they started asking me questions which eventually lead me into teaching them the Book of Mormon and I said that God isn't just the God of Israel only but he is the God of this world and the Book of Mormon has God's dealings in the other side of the world. So I gave them 2 Book of Mormons and then I also got a return appointment on Tuesday and I think out of this group I can find a lot of investigators. But yeah this week has being successful and our finding efforts are increasing by splits and working with members

Also I steeped into a drug store and I was ordering medication and I started speaking Tagalog again and one of the guys next to me on the counter jaw dropped down for several seconds it was really funny. 

Also we have a member and we always throw his cat around like at a dog and its so funny they fight a lot. And he has a really crazy hyper dog.  I've never seen a hyper dog like this before its sort of weird.

While I waited for Elder Driggs to write his email I designed this poster as a way to represent the story he shared.  I am planning to frame it and hand it in this bedroom.

Week 48 - October 3rd, 2016

This week I had the opportunity to go on splits a lot and when we go on splits we find more. So splits is a helpful tool for us although we didn't have any investigators at church. 
We were still able to hand out book of Mormons and pamphlets to people. And I always work with him and he is super smart and intelligent he gives me some tips.  He said that when we oym we need to say that our church is called Mormons. Because when we say that we are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints people will just think that we are an other catholic church but when we say Mormons the will ask the question what are Mormons? People become interested when they ask questions.

Also on Friday we were at a members house and we were teaching, they sort of live in a tin shack and it is easy for the bugs to crawl in. And i noticed that there was a centipede crawling up on one of there matress that was pushed to the side of the wall and it was about to come up to our member and I haven't really seen one before and I wanted to hold it but as soon as she noticed it she started to kill it ,which took a while to kill. But they told me that if a centipede will bite you, it is poisonous, it can cause fever or sickness and if even several will bite you, you can die. 
So, that's an interesting experience that I learned.  So, watch out for those. 

Well, my not so new apartment any more is nice it has 2 working bath rooms, air conditioning but we don't use it because it is expensive and the tiles that are on the floor are high quality it sort of has a patio in the front.

I get along with all of my companions.

Hey guys how are you doing?

I have recently being working with our branch mission leader and he is very knowledgeable and he knows where everybody lives. So, we went to this inactive's house and it looks like he needed us because he had some problems while being inactive and now he want to talk to the branch mission leader and repent and he also wants to go to church and bring his wife to church which she is an investigator. Also since he is a tricycle driver we get free rides with him to church. So he had a problem with some Law of chastity issues and the timing was perfect at sacrament meeting it was all about the family and marriage and science, our inactive friend isn't married to his spouse, Sacrament meeting was perfect for him. 

Also while we went on splits a lot this week we found lots of less actives and investigators. We had 15 investigators at church and 30 lessons and I get tired so fast. 

I realized that missionary work is fun when you work hard.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Week 46 - September 19, 2016

My week

We have a new RC

Also we had Elder Schmutz visit our mission from the Seventy

Work is hard here, it is a city and the people act differently.

We have Stake Conference and it was hard proselyting because our members were at Stake Conference we are only allowed to go to Sunday session.

I spent our whole p-day moving apartments that's why I am sending this pretty late and I am tired and I wish have more to say but what is going on in my mind is that I am tired.  

But I love my new apartment, it is just like an apartment back home in America.

Hey you can go to bed if you want I am tired, I just moved apartments, not a lof of stuff happened this week.  

I got the package from Daniel and Veronica, I wasn't really expecting a package but, Thank you.  

Love you

It is all right mom, I will be here next week.

I am in Bagong Silang 2 Branch in Caloocan Camarin

I have air conditioning!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Week 45 - September 12, 2016

This week we Baptised Brother Pepito! 

I cooked pancakes for the first time and also we ended up finding and oyming a lot 

I realized I have about a year left, thats crazy, time is flying. 

We went to the third floor of an apartment complex and we were waiting to teach these less actives and they have a coconut tree hanging over the fence right in front of their yard and it all of a sudden it got windy and a coconut fell off of the tree and it landed a little more than a foot away from me!

Things I learned:

Virtue originates in your innermost thoughts and desires, it is a pattern of thought and behavior

The snake is evil and venomous and dangerous, right? Well the snake is supposed to represent
the Savior.  Moses turned a cane into a snake and also when he went with the people there were two different snakes. If they looked back at the snakes behind them they would die, but if they looked up at the snake in front of them they will not die.  But Satan wants to deceive us and trick us in thinking that he represents the snake that how he deceives us like that.

I also want the mosquito bug bite prevention thing that you always give me. Also, I would like just a whole lot of fruit apricots, yogurt raisins, doritos and stuff.

The temple is closed until november but mabye he can come to our mission tour this Thursday in the mission office in the morning.

Hey wasn't there a huge flooding in Louisana?

I love you guys, thank you.

The last 2 weeks we got worried about Elder Driggs no eating well.  Here is what happened the next day, Monday in the USA.
Tender Mercies
This morning I sent an email to some friends in the other side of the world where my son is serving his mission with the request to buy some food for my Elder as he is in an area with small places to buy groceries and are not allowed to go shopping in the Mall anymore he has not been eating well. Tonight, I received an email from my friends saying that they felt last Saturday the need to buy some food for my son and his companion as Christmas in the Philippines starts its celebrations in September. They prepared a package with pretty much the same food that I listed for Elder Driggs and it was already sent to the Mission's office before they even got my email!. I am thankful for having friends that live their life with integrity and obedience so they can hear the whispers of the spirit.