Monday, July 27, 2015

2 More Souls To Save on August 1st!, & Zone Interviews!

Hello Everyone!
Yaahoo! GOOD NEWS! 2 of our Investigators passed the Interviews last Friday!
It's Julie O. and James C.
We're all excited for August 1st! I just realized that We have Consistent Baptisms now.
And That's a Big Miracle for me! This Baptisms won't happen if We are Disobedient, Prideful, Lazy, Selfish, etc... But because We are Obedient, Humble, Diligent, and Charitable, This Baptisms will come and come and come as many as possible. I am Happy that I am now enjoying My Life as a Missionary! Back in My 1st Area, I was crying because of Homesickness, Now I am crying for Our Investigators, A Big difference for me, I never felt this much Joy & Heartache before. I Love Being A Missionary! I Love being me! I Love My Companion, I Love Our Investigators, I Love Our Mission Leaders, and I Love The Lord.

Last Friday, We had Our Zone Interviews with Our Mission President,
I Love Our Mission President and his Wife. So far, It was The Best Zone Interviews for me.
We discussed about, The 72 Hour Kit, and Some Reminders and Reviews about The Mission's Rules and Progress. President Clark and I had an Awesome Talk, He told me that He is seeing a Big Change in me, and in our Area. I didn't know that He is really mindful for each one of us here in Angeles Mission. I Love him so much, They stand as Our Tatay and Nanay here. 

Our work was really doing GREAT! We found 7 new investigators.
We got punted in some of our Appointments, And that's not a sign to give up...
I know that Life is not Consistent, Life is like a Ride in a Roller-coaster...
There will always be Ups and Downs. Just Enjoy The Ride, and Be Wise.
Yesterday was another MIRACLE! 12 Investigators came to Church!!!
So, Happy seeing The Gospel Principles Room filled with Investigators, They all have a Special Place in my Heart!!! Me and Elder Naylor will continue serving and helping them come closer to The Savior and inherit The Everlasting Joy that The Gospel of Jesus Christ could give.

Me and My Companion are doing really Great Things! He is Totally Awesome!
He's one of my Ideal Companion, So Lucky that The Lord Put us together.
I Love his Personality and Everything in him. We laugh a lot, and still serving each other.
He is diligent and Loves to Work, I have no problem about his Teaching Skills, Because He's really good at it! We're like Best friends already!
I am so Happy, that next week 2 of our Investigators (Leomark S. My Younger Version and his Mom, Vilma S.) are next In Line for The Baptism Interview!
They will be interviewed after The Baptism. I am confident that They will Pass it!
So Happy that I found my younger Version here! Leomark is just like me.
His Mom is Super Nice too! I Love this Family so much! Sister Vilma's 2 Daughters! And they Came to Church as a Family Yesterday! So Much Joy right now!
That's All for Today, I encourage you to continue doing The Things that leads to Eternal Life!

*My Companion, (He's Praying lol)

*Last Night (Brownout)

*One Of Our Investigator's Drawing for us (I'm the short one)

*Salvador Family

Philippines Angeles Mission

Monday, July 20, 2015

Stay In The Area! Welcome Elder Naylor! 3 Baptisms!

Hello Everyone!
Well, As what I expected, I am still staying in Our Area!!!
I am, so HAPPY! So, My Short-Term Trainee left me last July 15.
And My New Companion is Elder Naylor, He is an American, He is my 5th Companion, He is 19, but He's turning 20 this August 10th. I am 6 Weeks ahead from him, and We've been together for 5 Days. 
But, We are batch mates going home. Elder Naylor is a Great Missionary!!!
He is Obedient, Diligent, And is really a Down To Earth Person!
He is good at Tagalog too! That 5 Days of us being together was only a Process Of Getting To Know Each Other, We Are still adjusting From one Another, And He is still adjusting in the area and the people in our Area!
Well, We get along really well! We've been serving one another!
If He Irons my Shirt, I would shine his Shoes.
If I cook for us, He would wash our dishes. (But most of the time I washed the dishes, Because I Love to do that! haha)
He's really Open to me. And has a Great Personality!
Anyways, Talking about our Investigators, Brother Leomark and his Mom, Sister Vilma are one of my Favorites here. last Friday, They've been waiting for us because they thought that We're going to teach them that Day. They even Prepare some Pansit for us. I feel bad about not showing up that Day. But We taught them Saturday Morning and apologized for what happened. 
They are really Progressing! Leomark reads 14 Chapters in The Book Of Mormon, and He even shared a Good Verse to us.
Sister Vilma is really excited for their Baptism. She Even Wants Leomark to serve a Mission!
I think Leomarkl is my Older Version. He is 17 years old. and I was an Investigator also when I was 17. We have the same Interests, and Hobbies.
He wants to serve a Mission too! Because back when I was an Investigator, I started to have a Desire to serve a Mission. And I am really seeing myself to him. I Love them so much! They even came to The Ward's Activity last Saturday and even attended the Baptism Service of Sister Almira, Angela, And Bro. Justin. 
Speaking of Baptism, Yes! We had 3 Baptisms last Saturday.
The Room was filled with Leaders, Members, and Some of our Investigators!
I was really happy and emotional that Day!
Especially when Sister Almira P. bore her Testimony in front of us.
She Memorized an Scripture Mastery verse in her testimony!
I was shedding in tears that time. The members asked me, Why I was crying. I did not answer their question. I don't know why, but I Know that /It's the Spirit that Touches my Feelings. Just like what I told you.
The Time when our Investigators are being baptized is such a Heart Melting Scene for me.
Also, Great News! This Coming Friday, 2 of our Investigators are getting Interviewed for Baptism! I am super excited! Because these 2 Amazing Investigators are The Best! One of them even attends Seminary!
And the other one has a strong Testimony That The Church Of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints is the True Church. Even Reads the Book Of Mormon and He always bring it, wherever he go.
The Work of The Lord is Amazingly increasing!
I Love This Work! These Miracles are the Fruits of Our Obedience and Diligence! Because I know that, You are not Prepared to Fail, If You are Prepared in all things!!!
That's All for today!

*Me and Elder Naylor

*Baptism Pictures!!!

Philippines Angeles Mission

Monday, July 13, 2015

3 More Souls To Save Next Week! Transfer Day On The 15th!

Hello Auntie and Uncle Borup!
Yay! Last Week was really a Good Week!
Our Whole Week was filled with Rain... But We Never stop Inviting and Teaching People About Christ!!! I Listed 3 Miracles today.
MIRACLE Number 1:
We Found 4 New Investigators Yesterday,
Marvin & Erika N.
Merlinda & Jmor B.
They're All Amazing! They Accepted us in their homes with Humble Hearts and They Listened Carefully To The Message Of The Restored Gospel.
I was Kinda Sad Yesterday, Because from that 4 New Investigators, No One Showed Up For The Church Service. But It's Okay, Because We still had 8 other Amazing Investigators that attended the Church Service Yesterday.
These 8 Amazing Investigators are a Testimony Of Faith for me.
Despite of The Heavy Rain yesterday, They Still came to Attend The 3 Hour Block Church Service. That's a Big Miracle for me!  They are really Showing their Desire to Follow The Savior. I was really touched by this People's Desire.
I am experiencing The Happiness, and Miracles Of Missionary Work here. The Lord really Knows his Missionaries,And I Testify That The Angels are Preparing The Hearts Of The People.
MIRACLE Number 2:
We've been Teaching A 60 Years Old Grandmother with her 42 Years Old Daughter In Law, & her 17 Year Old Son for 2 Weeks. For That 2 Weeks I Started to Love them. They're so Nice and Humble, They Keep their Commitments and Even attends Church. They even gave us Refreshments after The Lesson, And asked if  When are We coming back to Teach Them. That shows us that They Are Hungry. Hungry For The Truth. Hungry For The Restored Gospel. I've seen How The Gospel Changed them. And We are going to do Our Very Best to Fed them and Nourish them with The Everlasting Food That We have.
MIRACLE Number 3:
3 Of Our Amazing Investigators passed the Interview last Friday!!!
I am so Happy that We are Going To Harvest The Fruits Of Our Labors!
Their Baptism Date is on The July 18th. And They are all excited for that Day!
It makes me so Happy!!! I am A Witness of Their Conversions. From an Ordinary Person, To An Extra-Ordinary Person! That's The 3 Miracles happened to us Last Week. :)
Yes! Transfer Day Again! This is My Short-Term Trainee's Last Monday.
He's going back to Tarlac on Thursday, I will miss Brother Villamor He rally did a great Job, helping me here in Lupao. Transfer Announcements will be on Wednesday. I am Praying that I don't get Transferred. I still want to see Our Upcoming Baptisms!!! Please Help Me Pray!!! But, Whatever Happens, I know That Everything Happens for a reason. So, Come, What May and Love it!!!
Pray, And Read The Scriptures Everyday! Everyday! Everyday!

*Our District @ Mcdo

*Me, Angela and Justin

*Heavy Rain

*Presents for my Birthday! (Thank You So Much!)

*Cute Sleeping Cat @ The Window

*With Almira
*She looks like my Niece

*Yesterday after the Service

*A Walling Frog!

Philippines Angeles Mission

Monday, July 6, 2015

7 Months in the Field, My 10th Baptism!

Hello Everyone!
How are you guys doing? Hope You are all doing Well. 
Anyways, My Last Week was okay, I did not celebrate my Birthday because I was really sick, i can't even get up out of my Bed. It was raining The whole Week. I do not know if there's Typhoon.
Well, Rain or Shine Missionary Work will never stop! We found a New Investigator, Her name is Yvonne, She's a referral of our Investigator. She also attends Seminary class along with some of our Investigators. They are all Amazing People! 7 of our Investigators came yesterday at the Church (even if it was raining hard, they still came! I even did not expect that they will, but I am so Happy that they Did)
So far, We are focusing in our 3 Investigators that will be baptized on the 18th! They are all so excited for their Baptisms. One of therm even reads 21 Chapters from the Book of Mormon a Day!
When we taught her, She told us about the things that She learned from The Book Of Mormon!
She later said, "I now believe that this Book is True"
The Spirit was so STRONG during that Lesson. I will consider her as 1 of my GOLDEN INVESTIGATORS! I am so happy that we met her through OYM'ing. OYM'ing really prepares and Helps us meet the Elect of God.
Speaking of BAPTISM, Last Saturday (July 4th),
Sister Irene M. got baptized!!! The Leaders & Members came to show their Love and Support for her. I was touched by their Efforts and Time. I Love The Members here in Lupao. 
They're really concerned about Missionary Work and They really want to help us.
For me, Sister Irene Is a MIRACLE BAPTISM, Why?
She doesn't know how to Read, She doesn't know how to Write,
But She has Feelings. I have seen and experience for how many times How The Spirit works on her. Her Mother in Law which is a Member helps her Read and Pray. I am super blessed to know, teach, and baptize her. She Loves The Gospel so much!
We are now seeing and experiencing MIRACLES here in LUPAO,
compared to when I first got here, There was really nothing. I know the reason why!!!
It is because of the OBEDIENCE of the Previous Missionaries here.
I was touched by the words of our Former Bishop,
He told us that ''We are so Hardworking, and Obedient''
That is a MIRACLE for me. I believe that NO One will never praise you, If you DO not DO the right Things, But If you DO, Everyone around you will see your Good Works!
Obedience must not adjust to us as Missionaries. We should adjust and align our Frequency to being OBEDIENT MISSIONARIES!
Me and My Short-Term Trainee are doing really well, in Teaching, Serving and Loving Everyone!
I am trying to teach him some Important Key Points in Teaching. What I Love about him is, He is Always Prepared, Never thinks twice to share What He Knows, and Feel. Her is an Open Person. He Loves to Work and Teach! This is Why, I LOVE BEING A TRAINER!
Well, We are expecting for some new Investigators for this coming Week.
And, That's all for today!
Always Read The Book Of Mormon, And Pray, EVERYDAY, EVERYDAY, EVERYDAY! 

*Some Of Our Progressing Investigatos

*Me in a Real Growth Tree

*Baptism Pictures

Philippines Angeles Mission