Saturday, January 14, 2017

Email from January 1, 2017

I hope you guys all had a great Christmas season, and a happy New Year! Mine was great over here. Lots of noises, and then more noises. Sorry this is just short, But one quick thought. Lets think of some goals that we want to accoplish this year, then actually do them. Even if the goals change 5 minutes after we first set them, lets choose a goal, then achieve it. Most of the time we set new years goals, then forget about it. Human nature i suppose haha but we must cast off the natural man (mos 3:19). Have a great week!!

Elder Miklich

Email from January 8, 2017

Hi guys!

So this week we had a huge miracle happen this week. One of our investigators, his name is Alexander, is really trying to change his life around. So yesterday we taught him for the 3rd time, and he asked us, how do I become saved, and how does that work. Question like that. We were pretty shocked, but we gave him what he asked for. after the lesson, he was like, yup, that makes sense, this is good. o we invited him to be baptized, and set a date immediatly. He accpeted, and promised to come to church next Sunday. He also reads the pamphlets we gave him, so he is super solid. Me and Elder Bautista are pumped. This is just one of the many that we have seen, because of faith and obedience. Be obedient! We dont understand what happens or what blessings we receive but they do come! We found him in an area that has been walked through by missionaries for years. Its nice to know that its not just us two working. Theres a lot of prayers going into this work, so Thank you for all your support! I hope you all have a wonderful week 
Elder Miklich
Email from 11/28/2016:

Hey guys

How was your guys week? ours was alright, full of up and downs. Nothing really out of the ordinary happened that I can remember right now, but when it comes to mind Ill let you know. but based on the overall experiences of the week, Ive been thinking about magnifying our calling. What does it mean to magnify our calling? Why are we given callings? Just some food for the brain. Hope you all have a great week, ingat kayo lahat!

Elder Miklich

ps. here is a poem our mission President sent us. Its pretty good I think youll like it.

My life is but a weaving 

Between my Lord and me; 

I cannot choose the colors 

He worketh steadily. 

Ofttimes He weaveth sorrow 

And I in foolish pride, 

Forget that He seeth the upper, 

And I the under side. 

Not till the loom is silent 

And the shuttles cease to fly, 

Shall God unroll the canvas 

And explain the reason why. 

The dark threads are as needful 

In the Weaver’s skillful hand, 

As the threads of gold and silver 

In the pattern He has planned. 

(In Sourcebook of Poetry, comp. Al Bryant, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan Publishing House, 1968, p. 664.)

Email from 12/18/2016:

Maligayang pasko sa inyo lahat!

I hope you have a wondrous time of the year this Christmas season. We should all remember why we even have Christmas in the first place. That is sure to bring good thoughts into our minds. This week has been alright, Me and Elder Bautista have been doing alot of finding, lots of hard work, even if there is like nobody in the afternoon. We seen miracles this past week, lots of new people, even some less actives that havent been visited for a while. The work is progressing over here. Just a quick thought for yall, where our time is, that is laso where our heart is. I know that its deep, pero we can figure out what this means. I hope you all have a blessed week, and a happy one 2. 

Elder Miklich