Monday, March 30, 2015

BIG Week!

Hello to All!!!
Today I'm gonna write my Email in Tagalog. :)
Let's check how fluent I am in Tagalog. :)
Sige, Kamusta kayong lahat? Napakasaya ng Linggo namin ng Companion ko.
Noong nakaraang Lunes, nag Family Home Evening kami sa Reyes Family, Bumili ako ng Cake para sa Meryenda namin. Medyo Mahirap lang kasi ang Reyes Family kaya wala silang masyadong Pera para magbigay ng Meryenda sa amin. Pero Masaya talaga ang Family Home Evening namin sa kanila, Maraming members na nag attend. Parang na lungkot lang ako sa ibinigay kong Games sa Family Home Evening, Kasi Tinakpan ko ang mata ni Sister Judy Mae ng Kamay ko tapos hindi niya alam na may nilagyan ko ng Charcoal ang kamay ko. Tawa kami ng Tawa. Nagpunta siya kaagad sa Bathroom nila at nag hilamos. Pagkatapos sinabi niya sa amin na may Allergy siya sa Charcoal. Natakot tuloy ako. Pero sabi niya okay lang daw. Tumawa din siya. At noong March 26, 2014 Nag Celebrate ng Birthday ang unang tao na biniyagan ko sa Mission. Si Sister Kimberly Napao! 15 Years Old na siya! Pumunta kami sa bahay nila bandang 8:00 p.m at bumili ako ng Cake at Binilhan ko rin siya ng Regalo. Naghanda din ang Family niya. Maraming siyang Kaibigan na Pumunta sa Birthday niya. Masayang Masaya talaga siya noong Gabing iyon. Nagpasalamat siya sa amin sa lahat ng Itinuro namin sa Kanya. Grabe! Malaki talaga ang nagbago sa kanya, dati Mahiyain talaga siyang tao, Pero ngayon Hindi na talaga siya nahihiyang sumagot sa mga Tanong namin. At Sumasali talaga siya sa mga Activities sa Simbahan. At noong Biyernes, Binigyan ako ng Napakagandang Souvenir ng isa sa mga tinuturuan namin. Binigyan niya ako ng Samurai Sword! Nagulat talaga ako! hahahaha. Pero Maganda talaga ang binigay niyang Samurai Sword sa akin. Haha. Pero Masaya ako dahil naging Masaya ang Linggo ko. Sa Huwebes magkakaroon kami ng Community Service Project, Mamumulot kami ng Basura. :) Marami talaga akong natutunan sa Linggong ito.
At Maswerte talaga ako na binigyan ako ng Pagkakataon ng Diyos na maglingkod sa Kanya.
Sa Pinakamamahal kong Pamilya at mga Kaibigan, Palagi niyong tatandaan na Mahal na Mahal tayo ng Ating Ama sa Langit. Lahat ng Problema at Pagsubok na dumarating sa buhay natin ay may mga Reason at Purpose, kaya Wag tayong Sumuko.
Mahal na Mahal ko kayo!
Huwag niyong Kalimutan na Magbasa ng mga Banal na Kasulatan at Magdasal.

P.S Tingnan niyo ang mga Pictures. :)

*Reyes's Family Home Evening

*My PIKACHU Hat! I Love Pokemon!

*My Shoe has Holes now! :( I need a new pair of Shoes!

*Cooking Puto Bibingka using a Huge Spatula!

*Sister Kimberly Napao's Birthday Cake

*Vanilla Cake for Elder Green (He Loves Vanilla Cake so much)!

*Me and Elder Green inside a Trike (wacky)

*Sister Kim's Birthday!

*Beautiful Brgy. Pesa
*Me in the Wilderness :) (Best Picture Ever)

*My Samurai Sword!

*Monster Energy Drink! (This Drink almost killed me)


Philippines Angeles Mission

Monday, March 23, 2015

My 16th Sunday in the Field!

Hello All! How was your week? Where did the time go? It's Monday again!!!
TIME flies by sooo FAST! 16 Sundays in the field?! How's that?! But, I'm not sending you an email about Time. 
I am sending you an email about the highlights of my Week...
1st things 1st, Last week, I realized the Importance of Money.
Why? As Missionaries, It's really hard to budget money here. Really Hard!
Because My Companion and Our housemates, got broke. We used my savings just to support us for our daily needs.
My Trainer taught me how to use my money wisely, It really helped me.
Miracles are happening in our area. We taught one of our Investigator, He's 17, and He wears earrings and Last Monday we taught him about the Law of Chastity. The Lesson went well. And we were prompted to be bold and asked him if he could take his earrings off from his ears. And he didn't even hesitate to take it off. The Gospel really touches the hearts of the Children of God. He then committed to live the Law of Chastity. And Days past by, Every time I saw him it just make me smile seeing him living the Law of Chastity.
And also One of our Recent Convert, She confessed something to us.
She said that after her baptism, Trials and Persecutions came often. Last Friday We taught her The Plan of Salvation. We asked her to give the Closing Prayer. The Spirit was really strong, She was shedding in tears while asking  for the strength and the guidance of our Father in Heaven. I didn't even notice myself crying while listening to her Prayer. I can't help myself when it comes to this kind of situation but to Cry. Before we leave her house She asked us to Pray for her and her Family. Which I really did. I know that Heavenly Father has a reason why It's happening to them. I am a convert and I also experienced the things that she's been facing right now And As a Missionary I'm still facing Problems like that. But I am happy and Lucky that I am still here standing strong and holding fast to the Rod.
Our Work last week was really Awesome. We also contacted the Referral of the Wife of the 2nd Counselor of our District's Presidency. They're a Family. And they're so nice! We were able to set a Baptism Goal Date to them on April 18th. I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't come to Church yesterday. My Companion's really nice. He is very humble. And We laugh a lot. I can feel that our Unity grew stronger and stronger.
Well, Maybe that's all for today.
Read Doctrine and Covenants 98:1
Verily I say unto you my friends, fear not, let your hearts be comforted; yea, rejoice evermore, and in everything give thanks;
Don't forget to give Thanks!

*Me And My Elder Green (Nerd Mode Activated)

*Bongabon District 2 (with Glasses)

*Brgy. Pesa Sunset & Sunrise

*Me & Elder Green inside the Trike

*Our Electricity Bill (My Birth Year was 1996)

*Lunch Appointment @ Sister Morales
*I Cooked a lot of Spaghetti! (My Favorite Food) wearing Our Filipino American Hats

*Elder Green cooked Chicken Curry! The Most Spicy dish I ever had!!!

*Yummy Ice Cream!

I Love You All!
Philippines Angeles Mission

Monday, March 16, 2015


HELLO ALL! How was your Week?

Mine was Really AWESOME! Last Thursday I said My Last Goodbye to my Trainer/Tatay Elder Armatage... Sad, But I can't stop it. He got transferred to Sta. Ignacia Tarlac! It's in the other side of Our Mission. What's Crazy was He's Training again!!! HAHAHAHA! We really thought that I'm gonna be His Bunso (Last Missionary to train for the rest of his Mission). Because He's going home on June 3, 2015. I am so EXCITED to know if who's his companion. :) I Miss my Trainer/Tatay so much.
But, in the BRIGHT SIDE, YEAH! I'm staying in BONGABON!!!
And My New Companion is ELDER GREEN, He's 19 years old, He's from Nampa, Idaho.
He's 15 months old in the Mission, He's SUPER NICE! He's OBEDIENT, He's Fluent in Tagalog (But not as Fluent as my Trainer/Tatay)
He's really Good in Teaching! He's a JOKER!
He knows how to cook Filipino Food! He's TALLER than ME!
He's our District Leader, And He's really AWESOME!
Well, It's a BIG ADJUSTMENT again. And there are things that I used to do with my Tarainer/Tatay that I cannot do anymore with My Follow Up Trainer/Nanay. Yes! We call our Follow Up Trainers Nanay! Hahahaha! Sounds Funny right! Now I know Why Mission is FUN! And now, I can tell that I improved a lot, especially in Leading the Lessons, OYM's, and etc. At first I struggled in leading our Area, One Night a Member named Ryan Catacutan texted us and He's asking for a Blessing (He's Sick). I replied Yes, We can give you a blessing. After teaching one of our recent converts, I stopped and thought, (OH NO! Where's his house again???) We got lost walking in some random streets. But Luckily we Found their House and We were able to give him a Blessing. :)
Our Recent Converts and some of our Investigators missed Elder Armatage.
But I told them to Move On & Be Happy! & they did! :)
Brother Reynaldo & Sister Leonila Pesa was confirmed as members of the Church Yesterday. Me & My Follow Up Trainer/Nanay confirmed them. They were so HAPPY!
The Spirit was really strong while we gave them the blessing. They're very grateful for us for helping them receive the Restored Gospel in their lives.
I guess you never know what's going to come at you in life, But I know that there is good that can come from anything, And it depends on how you react to it, As long as you strive to be like Him, You'll Be the Person that God wants you to Be! Not just Good things will come, But the Best things in Life. Just Like Pres. Thomas S. Monson said:
"Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed." 
Remember! Decisions are IMPORTANT!
Jacob 6:12
be wisewhat can say more?


Please don't forget to keep in touch with me!!! :)