Thursday, April 4, 2013

PHILIPPINES WEEK 21: New Companion: WEEK 29

Hello hello!
This week has been spectacular!
Saying goodbye to Elder Samar was difficult! But I am super stoked about the Comp I got! Elder Bangal! He is a stud! (Picture below!) His brother served in this same mission! He became the AP! Also he is just such a great missionary! I would say he was pre-trained! So far we have had a great time! Naguilian is doing great! Our Investigator Jeff is on track to be baptized on The 20th! I am stoked for him! Also we have an investigator, Louis! HE wants to come to church and be baptized! He LOVES the Book of Mormon! He is really awesome! He will be working a lot in April so we are going to have to cut back on teaching him! But after the month I hope to see him progress to Baptism and further! It really has been a great week! I am super short on time but that is a little bit about the area!
Much love to all!

The man who makes the plaques

 Nany Aliangan...(My nanay haha)
Leal kids!

Tintin and her family
The Danaos

Being a dork!

PHILIPPINES WEEK 20: District Leader!: WEEK 28

Hey there!
Well I have received word that I am not leaving Naguilian! Which is such a blessing to me! I am excited that I have some more time to work with these people! I think the feelings I was having were just related to change in general though...because Elder Samar is transferred and I will be training a new missionary from the MTC...I am super excited and humbled by this opportunity I know that I will grow tremendously from this experience! I have also been asked to be a district leader! I will have a lot of responsibilities this cycle! But I know the Lord will help me to learn, grow and make the right decisions as I allow him to! I am excited for the many experiences that will come!
Our investigators are progressing and we are witnessing this gospel change their lives! Jeff has put down his vices and is preparing to be baptized! Louis is learning about the Book of Mormon and beginning to fall in love with the word of Christ. It is such a blessing for me to see and witness their progression!
I know that this work is true! Thanks for all of your prayers and thoughts for me and this work!
Much Love
 A tatay building a roof he wanted to pose for a picture haha
Louis Nieto...he is the man

Jeff, Elder Samar, RJ, and me
Ramirez family
The Tagaroma Family
At the Comp Shop

Zone Reunion!

Zone Activity

Elder Samar and I 
Zone Lunch