Monday, February 23, 2015

Super Awesome Week!

Hello to my Family and Friends!!!
Well, Last week was really an AWESOME Week!
This week Me and my Trainer had a really wonderful Lessons with our Investigators. and Nest Friday 2 of them will be interviewed (By Our Zone Leaders) for their Baptism on March 7. It made me wonder about the Power of the Gospel. Man! It really changes everyone!!! I Love My Trainer so much. He's really a GREAT PERSON!
Last Tuesday we had a Zone Conference, It was really good. I've learned a lot from our Mission Leaders. Our Mission President Emphasized to us that We were set apart as Teachers not Eaters. hahahaha. I am not a Food Maniac, so, I can say that I am not guilty. haha.
And He also said that Missionaries should be Multitasking Missionaries.
And He asked us a wonderful question:
Am I experiencing Real Growth???
I remained silent and took some time to think about his question,
It's really hard to tell, And I can Tell you right now that Yes, I am experiencing real growth... 
Sometimes, I honestly feel discouraged by others, And I am learning a lot about the Enabling Power of the Atonement, It's a Huge blessing for me, I am still striving to get rid of Pride. And through my disappointments I have learned that
external rewards don't bring lasting happiness.
Sure, fame, popularity, money, and being liked by
the cute girls, can make you feel good in
the moment, but if you aren't enough without
these things, you'll never be enough with them.
There have been times when I have been built up
incredibly high by external rewards. I felt like I
was on top of the world, but when these outside
sources of validation were taken away I was left
feeling lower and worse than I've ever felt in my
entire life. My self-esteem was like a balloon of
air. It was big and seemingly full but with only
one small prick, it is revealed that the thinly
stretched rubber contains nothing at all. I had to
learn that it's enough to be me.
I am relying so much to the Lord, because I've learned that I can't do anything without him.
That's All For Today!
P.S I Love My Family and Friends so Much!!! Please don't forget to Keep in touch with me.

*Me and My Trainer/Tatay, in a Trike of one of our Investigators

*Selfie with My Tatay

*1st District T-Shirt (Elements, & I'm Water)

*Me, In the Falls in Calaanan (One of our area, taken just this morning, we had a Zone Activity)

*Me and My Trainer/Tatay

*Me and My Trainer/Tatay wacky

*Bongabon Missionaries (E. Armatage, E. Ordejan, E. Crisostomo, E. Williams)
*Bongabon Missionaries wacky

*Our Name tags Underwater

*Crossing this old small bridge

*Our District T-Shirt 


Monday, February 16, 2015


Naimbag nga Begat! (Good Morning in Ilocano)
Hello! How's Life??? Me? I'm Super Duper Fine here in Bongabon! :)
Me and My Trainer/Tatay/Senior Companion had an AWESOME WEEK! My Companion Changed a lot! :) He's now sharing his personal life, interests, and stuff. I Like it so much! :)
Me and Our Kabahay (Housemates) enjoyed talking about things back home, at night time... :)
Me and My Tatay found a New Investigator named Rodenel, He's so Cool! He's way funny! I really like him a lot.
He's so natural! And He wants to Change!...
And Yeah! The highlight of my week was our Baptism Last Saturday, February 14, 2015, VALENTINES DAY! (Cant believe that It's my 5th Baptism)
This Family is really Awesome! They're so nice! And I really love them.
Names are:
Judith Reyes (Mother)
Jean Pearl Reyes (Daughter)
Reyster Reyes (Son)
The Husband of Sister Judith was already a member a long time ago.
But he's Inactive now, and We're trying to help him return to the Church.
Brother Francisco Our Branch Mission Leader baptized them. :)
Then Last Sunday, Me, My Trainer, and Our Branch President confirmed them as members of the Church. My Heart was filled with JOY as I say the Blessings to Sister Judith. After I said the Blessing I saw Sister Judith's eyes filled with Tears. The Spirit was really STRONG. I am looking forward seeing them Grow and Fulfill their Responsibilities as Members of the Church.
And I am giving a BIG SHOUT OUT to my Family and Friends that helped me through my HARD times... I really THANK YOU for your Love, And Support! You guys are always in my Prayers!!!
I Love You All!
MAhal Ko Kayong Lahat!

Enjoy Life!!!

*Me And My Trainer making Peanut Butter And Strawberry Jam for Dinner

*Hard Working Missionaries (2 Thumbs Up For the Photographer)

*Valentines Card I received from the REYES FAMILY ( They're so Nice)

*Me And Elder Williams (One of our housemate) Valentines Party of the Members

*Baptism Pictures

*Brygy. Calaanan (One of our areas)


Philippines Angeles Mission

Monday, February 9, 2015


I can define my last week in one word, and that's "CHANGE"
I admit that I am really struggling in having a good attitude all the time.
Me and my Trainer had problems and last Wednesday he talked to me about it.
I admit that sometimes I'm Selfish. Back home, I'm always Happy, and I always have a good attitude. And I don't know how to maintain it... My Trainer is really a great Trainer, But there are times that I really don't feel if He's concerned about me. So I talked to him about it. I told him that I am not a ROBOT! I have my own limitations and capacities. And I am doing my very best to be Exactly Obedient.
And I told him that I'm going to ask for an Emergency Transfer, So, he talked back and told me the things that he's been doing just to train me well. What I hate about what he said was, He asked me to go home! He said that, Maybe you're not prepared enough!
I stayed silent, And in my mind, I was like thinking about my Mission Call the Lord called me to represent him. And I was like, Who is he to ask me to go home?! I just stayed silent the whole time, and said, I DON'T WANNA GO HOME!!!
I am going to CHANGE! I am just so happy that we're able to fix our problem. And now, We're working in harmony again. And He said, that he's going to change as well. :) I really love my Companion, and I'm really not a showy kind of person.
And Last Friday, We had a Companion Exchange with the Zone Leaders. (One of our Zone Leader interviewed our Investigators that are going to be baptized this coming week) I was able to work in the Zone Leader's area, I worked with Elder Westover. It was really an AWESOME Day! I've learned a lot from him. I just realize that Happiness is really a choice.
We had awesome lessons. And I was really praying that our Investigators will pass the interview, and they did!
I am really striving to be Christlike. But, I can't deny the fact that it is really hard to be like Christ, But If you have that Courage to change and grow, I know anything is possible. God will do his part as I do my part as well.
I am so excited for this coming week. And I am looking forward for more Improvements. :)
One thing I've learned last week was the Talk of Boyd K. Packer;
"It was meant to be that life would be a challenge. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal. Teach our members that if they have a good miserable day once in a while, or several in a row, to stand steady and face them. There is a great purpose in our struggle in life".
It really helped me a lot! And as I study the Atonement, I gained a more personal relationship with Christ through personal prayer. I really began to feel His love and guidance once I lost myself in His service. He walked with me and guided me during very difficult times on my mission. He poured his Spirit and comforted me with I felt lonely and homesick. He lifted my spirits and showed me the way that I needed to go... 

Monday, February 2, 2015

ELDER ORDEJAN's 2nd Baptism

HELLO! HELLO everyone!
I am going to share a quick and short email today.
SO, yeah, last Saturday was the highlight of my week.
one of our Investigators was baptized... 
She chose a member to baptize her... 
Shout Hurrah!!!!  
My last week was really awesome! 
I am still struggling on budgeting money...
And I feel sad because no one emailed me the songs... 
Me and my Companion were still having ups and downs. But I am so happy and Lucky that He's Patient, Kind, and Loving...
Last January 29 was My 1st Transfer Day! and I am so Lucky that I didn't get transferred. Woooh! I'm staying in BONGABON!!!
And My training still continues... I Miss you all...