Monday, January 11, 2016

Hey Guys!

This has been a pretty ok week. The other Elders had a baptism on Saturday, an awesome 11-year old. He is super legit. They are teaching his family too, but they have some WoW problems, but hopefully they will get resolved soon. They really want to be baptized, and they come to church almost every week, so they are almost ready. The Sister's had a baptism the saturday before, and we will have one this Saturday hopefully, so our district, this year will have a baptism every Saturday of this year so far. I think that is a pretty good way to start off the year. I hope we can keep this up.
So, one of investigators, Khenn, found my mom on Facebook and it sounds like they have been chatting. That was a new one for me, but it was still cool. He sometimes will come out to work with us, and he hasn't even been baptized yet! He's super excited to serve a misson too. I like how a mission gives you the opportunity to meet awesome people that just blow your mind, but it also gives you the opportunity to meet people that are on the other end of the scale. 
We met this old couple, and we taught them the Restoration, but the tatai, or grandpa, said he didn't believe it because after we die, wala na. Other words, nothing. It really struck me how much a hope for a better life to come, will change people down here on this earth. And this Gospel offers the best hope for us all. I was really kinda down after that lesson because we left because nothing we said or tried to teach would change their ideas. So we gave them a pamphlet about the Plan of Salvation and left. I hope we get to go back there, and teach some more.
So I guess that is my message for you this week. Think about the Plan of Salvation, which is centered in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, and it will really strike you how amazing the plan is, and our potential. I hope you  have a good week, all ya'll. 

Elder Miklich

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hello guys!

Another week here in Naguilian. New Years here is crazy. people enjoy to make noise. I don't quite understand it, but they do. My companion woke up around twelve, and then couldn't fall back to sleep for a while, so he was super tire all that day. I was just konked out, because we bike a long way, in a short amount of time, and so  I had no trouble sleeping til 6:30.

We celebrated New Year's by eating. That's all about all we had to do haha. There are 4 of us in the house, 3 Americanos and 1 Filipino. He is so funny, he is actually pretty good at english, but he talks in Tagalog most of the time. So that's what we did for New Years.

It was pretty great this week though. We are teaching this family, the Julaton's, and the dad is all for getting baptized, and the kids are pretty excited too, and they gave a strong commitment to go to church, pero walang sila. It really makes you sad. So we go back there tonight to see what happened. Well, nothing too exciting happened this week, but I sure hope you guys had a fantastic week! Til next week!

Elder Miklich

Richard's description of these 2 photos are:

A Roasted Duck


A Cow with Grass