Its really pretty here in naguilian, especially in the farther areas, hard to work, but it makes it nicer.
Monday, April 25, 2016
This week has been a good one. We had the opportunity to watch conference, i always feel pumped after watching them. Ronald, our investigator in the wheel chair, is still going strong. He is showing improvement in his ability to move around, hes still got a little bit to go before he doen't need the wheelchair, but he keeps reading the Aklat ni mormon. Super awesome. Then, Elder Navaroo and I went to Magunganay, our farthest area. We pushed our bikes up the mountain, found a carpenter shop on top, (nice people) went down the mounatian (Here is where we found out that the brake on Elder Navarros bike is pretty bad.) then we went up anther mountain, not as big as the first, then back down, then thats magunganay. When I was with Elder Smith, hes never been there, and that was my first time. Really nice place, but really far.There is one recent convert over there, but we didn't find him. He moved from Bauang or San Fernando. Hard to get out there. this week went by fast, but the mission life is fun. I hope you all go back and review the words of the living prophets and Apostles, because there words are just as much scripture as the DoC, Book of Mormon, and Bible (when translated correctly) I hope you all have a great week.
Me and my comp
Things are heating up here in Naguilian. Its the season called El Nino dito, which means thats its going to be really hot, then about may, a big storm. thats what they say, Ill let you know. This has been a really good week, we found two new families yesterday, we taught them both about families and how the gospel helps us. They were erally attentive, listened good, and said that we can come back! its always exciting as a missionary to meet new people, talk to them, and teach them true principles and promises of our Father in Heaven. We transfers happened on tuesday for the Sisters, so Sister Piol left, making me and Elder Arnado the oldest here in Naguilian. Crazy to think about how fast time has flown, it feels like home in Naguilian, its going to be hard to leave. Me and Elder Navarro have been needing some new investigators, ones who will progress, so we have been exploring the area a bit. Its amzing to go p to somebody, start talking to them, reallize that the missionaries way back taught them, and then invite us to come back. The missionary work is hard, there are both sowers, and reapers. Hopefully, we can se them accept the gospel, change their life, and begin the road to exhaltation at baptism, but if not today or this year, hopefully soon, before the night comes, and no labor can be performed. This is another reason to be hardowrking, so we can say that we have done all we could do. people have their free agency, and that makes it a lot harder, but everyone of us down here made the choice to have free agency, because we wanted to be the ones to decide our future. So lets all choose the right ehhh? Hopee you all have a great week
1) some cats that were birthed (I think) in our apartment
2 my first kabahay
3) a gift from an inestigaotrs daughters becasue this is what they think Americans eat. coming from arizona almost spot on haha
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Sorry this is a short message but kulang horas. Things our still going good in Naguilian, I've been here a while and I'm going to transfer the 1st week of May. I'm going to miss it here. We are teaching this guy, Ronald, and he is in a wheelchair because of a stroke, and he can't move his left side of the body. we gave him a book of mormon a while ago, and because he has nothing else to do basically, he reads. The last 2 weeks, he's more and more excited to tells us the stories about the children of Ishmael, and laman and lemuel, and nephi. He says when he can walk again, he will come to church. Its super awesome teaching him and his asawa, she reads a little bit, she is super busy becuase she literally has to do everything, but she reads a little pag kaya. Remember, always read from the book of mormon, its a little thing, but so important in the long run. I have felt peace many a time reading from it. You can feel the same too. This is the promise off moroni, our Father in Heaven, if we do our part. I hope you all have a great week!
p.s. Sorry Mom walang pictures. A Sister missionary borrowed my cord and yup. Next week may marami!
This week has been full of ups and downs, lots of dropped appointments, a few good lessons. Learning a lot still. The weirdest thing happened this week, and I'll send more pictures next time, a lot of viruses here daw. But wedsnday morning I went downstairs, heard some noises coming from the pot, and lo and behold, there were 5 kittens, and im pretty sure they were newborn, not the greatest smell. So we got them out. not a terribly interesting story, but its not every day a cat chooses one of the big cases inside your house to give birth. haha, its been a good week. I hope you guys are all enjoying the moments, cuz i hit my 6 month mark on Friday, and t feels closer to 6 weeks. Conti lang talaga ang mga horas natin dito sa mundo, so dont waste it. I hope you guys all have a happy week