Monday, May 25, 2015

A Busy Week of Finding, & My 9th Baptism is coming!

Hello Everyone! It's already 12:54 pm here... I emailed you guys late because we had a Zone Activity in Pantabangan Rizal, Nueva Ecija!!!
San Jose Zone have 24 Missionaries... So, I admit that We had FUN!!!
The Location was really beautiful!!! I Loved It!!! This activity was also a Farewell activity for Sister Gamolo and Sister Jones (They're both going home)
Anyways, Our Week was really AMAZING!!! Last Week we are focusing on FINDING new Investigators... I admit that It was hard but It was really FUN!!!
I would say that Referrals from Members are a lot easier to teach. But We don't have any other source... JUST FIND! FIND! FIND! :)
Also Last Friday We had an Companion Exchanges with The Zone Leaders.
So I stayed in our Area, and worked with Elder Larsen... Elder Larsen was my batch here in Angeles Mission. He's originally from India Mission, He's just waiting for his VISA back to India. So, He's also almost 6 months here in The Philippines Angeles Mission. :) He was called as a Zone Leader April 22, 2015...
He's really FUNNY! And He's really a GREAT Missionary! :) He interviewed Brandon Ferrer (Our Baptismal Candidate for May 30th)
GOOD NEWS!!! Brandon passed the Interview!!! I can't express the feelings that I felt when I found out that Brandon passed. It's really overwhelming! After Weeks of teaching Brandon about the Restored Gospel! At Last!!! He's now Ready to Enter The Waters Of Baptism!!! :) You don't have any idea what I feel right now.
As Months goes by... I am learning to Love this Calling. I am Changing, I am Growing, I am drawing closer to The savior, I am blessing The Lives of Others, And I still have this assurance that The Lord will bless Me and My Family. As Long as I do My Commitments, and Keep My Covenants to Him.
When I was reading the Scriptures one Day, A question came to my Heart and Mind, And that is, "Where Does Faith Come From?"
After pondering that Question. I received a Solid Answer, That Faith Comes from God. Faith is His Product. And All of His Children have access to It. If They just SURRENDER their OWN WILL, And FOLLOW HIS WILL. As a Missionary Of Jesus Christ I learned Life Changing Lessons that I will never ever forget. And The Principle that I always apply to myself is "Just Have Faith, And Be Who You Are"
Also Yesterday was The Stake Conference of San Jose Stake! The chosen Speakers shared Inspiring Talks, Our Mission President was also there and Shared a Talk about Missionary Work! He's really AMAZING! It was really a Wonderful Experience.
Well My Dear Brothers and Sisters, That's All for Today...
Don't forget to Pray, and Read The Book Of Mormon,
Please Keep in touch with Me...

*Farewell to Sister Cawile (Philippines Bacolod Mission)


*Zone Activity Pictures 

*Me and Elder Larsen (Our zone Leader)

*Fried Chicken 4 You!

      Philippines Angeles Mission

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sister Victorino's Death, Lupao Ward in Progress...

Hello Everyone!!!
A message from our Mission President;
Last Thursday night Sister Michelle Victorino’s life and mission service were abruptly cut short  by illness. For unknown reasons, Sister Victorino 
contracted a severe, fast moving infection in her body which led to septic shock and failure of vital organs. Extraordinary medical efforts were made to preserve her life but to no avail...
The Wife of our Mission President said;
We will miss having Sis. Victorino walking the streets of San Jose OYMing and sharing her bright smile with others or sharing testimony with those she teaches.  But in her loss we can take comfort in the words of Pres. Joseph Fielding Smith,
“No righteous man is ever taken before his time. In the case of the faithful Saints, they are simply transferred to other fields of labor. The Lord’s work goes on in this life, in the world of spirits, and in the kingdoms of glory where men go after their resurrection.”
May we rally together and treasure good memories of Sister Victorino and the time that we have to be full-time missionaries.

I was really Sad hearing this news last Friday Morning. I just recently met Sister Victorino in our Zone Meeting Last 2 Weeks ago. She was really a Jolly Person, She's really nice! But  I would like to say that I know and I believe that the Plan of Salvation is TRUE!!! The Plan of Salvation is for US!!! Everything happens for a reason... Later @ 5:00 pm We are going to have a Memorial Service for Her...

Anyways, Lupao Ward is really making a BIG Progress! The Ward Leader and The Ward  Missionaries are working together to strengthen the Ward here. Especially The Home and Visiting Teachers are doing a Great Effort to help us, and The Ward. 
Next Sunday we will be having Our Stake Conference (San Jose Stake)
It was really A Big Blessing to help this Ward. I was touched by the words of our Ward Mission Leader last night, He told me that He prayed for a Good and Obedient Missionary to be assigned in their Ward (He's referring to me)
He was very grateful that his prayer was answered. He told me the inappropriate things that the Missionary before me did in their Ward.
They are really TRUE SEEKERS of Miracles...
Also, This coming wednesday, We are going to have a Missionary Fireside for Sister Angelique Cawile... She's going to Preach the Gospel in The Philippines Bacolod Mission. She leaves on May 22. We are looking forward for this Fireside. It's a Time for all of us to Inspire others to Come Unto Christ. 
One of our Golden Investigator will be interviewed on May 23rd. For his coming Baptism on May 30th.
So far, I am doing my very Best to be Exactly Obedient, to Help Everyone here, especially my Companion. 
And That's all for today...
Always Remember that I Love You!!!

*Lupao Ward Chapel and The Bulletin Board

*The Creepy Coffin Outside the Alley of Cemetery

*Lupao Municipal Hall

*Me and Elder Webster

*The Ward Missionaries in Lupao

*Philippines Flag Blanket

*Beautiful Sunset

*Me and the Sunset

Philippines Angeles Mission

Monday, May 11, 2015

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day to every mom in the World!!!

Well, Today will be a short letter...

I Love Lupao so much! The members here gave me a Special Welcome Party.
They are so Amazing! Also, A Member gave me a list of some Ilokano Phrases.
I am practicing really hard. I know I speak this Language! :)

So far, there's no new updates from me today.

I just want you to know that I Love You..

Don't forget to Read the Book of Mormon, and Pray, Everyday, Everyday, Everyday!

*Ward Welcome Party

*Investigators and Workers


            ELDER ORDEJAN     
                         Philippines Angeles Mission              

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Child's Prayer, Powerful Testimonies, & Happy Mother's Day!!!

Hello Family and Friends!
It's my 2nd Monday here in Lupao!!!
Our Week was really Great! Our Lessons last week increased a little.
I am now more familiar with the People here,(Leaders, Members, Recent Converts, Less Actives,& Investigators)
We are focusing our One Investigator He is 9 Years old, and has a Baptismal Goal Date on the 30th. Well, when I first met him, I was like ( A Kid? I'm pretty sure, we'll be having a hard time teaching him)
But, I was wrong! He's really Smart! at his age He reads really fast and understood what he reads.
He Prays Powerfully! He Prayed for his Baptism, and for his Family that they may also accept the Gospel in their Lives. Well., He's really Awesome! I already Love this Kid.
And also, Yesterday was Fast & Testimony Sunday.
As I listen to the Member's Testimonies, 2 people caught my Attention An 18 Year Old Former Less Active Brother Bore one of the most Powerful Testimonies I've ever heard, He also wants to help his Family to be active again and to be sealed. He paused, and Cried. The Spirit was really Strong.
Also, a 23 year old Sister who's leaving to serve a Mission, She bore her Simple, but Powerful Testimony about the Blessings of Missionary Work, The Restored Gospel, & as a soon to be Full Time Missionary. I was touched by these 2 Testimonies. They strengthened my Testimony.
Also, Yesterday was the Pacqiao Fight, We only had 50 people at the Church because most of the members choose to watch it. I heard that Mayweather Won??? Hahahaha.
Well, what's Done is Done!
Anyways Mother's Day is coming near! I would like to greet Every Amazing Mom, A Haappy Mother's Day!!! especially to Myrna Borup, and Veronica Ordejan! I Love You both!!!!
We are allowed to skype next Monday!!! Please do skype me!!!

*My Desk

* Mango float

*Our District! (Elder Ordejan, Elder Webster, Elder Taylor, Elder Palabrica)
(Elder Taylor and me were Kapatid in the Mission, His Trainer was also my Trainer)

*Elder Webster! He loves Puppies!

*Ward Missionary Schedule!

*Selfie with the Cow!!!

*Clowning with the Cow

*Mission is Fun!

*Beautiful Sunset in Lupao

*BEWERE of Dog

*Selfie with Elder Webster

*Elder Webster broke one of our Plastic Chairs!!! ( Funny Story)

*Ladik! (Super Addicted to Gadgets!)

*Me and the Ward Missionaries

That's all for today...

Philippines Angeles Mission