Monday, August 31, 2015

Week 36...... Good read Jacob Chapter 5

Hello!! I would first like to apologize! If i'm not able to reply to your emails I promise i want to! but the mission is getting pretty nazi about our time on the computers! and I'm doing my best to follow the rules! umm so again another short one.
Elder Ordejan and I are staying together for another transfer! the work is great in Lupoa! we are Baptizing and Rescuing! <--- our motto for our mission! I lvoe the guy and i'm super excited to be with him for another transfer! 
We had an aweomse baptism this week with no electricty! but it was electrifying with the spirit! hahah goodness i'm witty! I have an odd obsession with animals...
I love missionary work, and i love you all! I got a beautiful chapter of scripture for you if you have time this week. Jacob chapter 5! let me know your thoughts. Have a fantastic week! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Week 35... Members are awesome!

Helllllllo!!! I have a little time to write but I just want to drop in and let y'all know all is well! Still here in Lupao! lovin it! Transfer announcements are this wednesday! i'm praying that me and my companion will be together for at least one more tranfer! love that guy so much!
Work is good here! members are awesome i think we get fed every day of the week except for monday! I'll fix that! so if you start to notice that i'm starting to get a little chubby you know why!
We have a lot of baptisms coming up, just work work work! got to love it! I've decided i will be a pretty good husband some day. I now know how to iron my shirt and my companions shirt (round of applause) cook some awesome ramen noodles and rice and plenty of other things!
Anyway! I love you all! The time has come that i must remove my bum from this chair and go and enjoy my P-day!

Have a fantastic week! keep on keeping on! P.S. if you can't find anything else to pray about, pray that Elder Ordejan and I will stay together for one more transfer! thank ya!

  Adrian's companion got a new camera this week so he emailed me this pic! Way too funny...

Little clip from Adrian's companions letter....

Hello Sister!
Well, Rain was all over the Philippines last week, until now it is still raining.
This Past Days I've been Praying and asking for a sign If I will get transferred or Not.
And The Signs so Far are not really Clear. But Yesterday, I think I received an answer. During the Sacrament Meeting I prayed and asked God for A Sign...
After saying that Prayer, The first thing I saw when I opened my Eyes was The EXIT sign at the top of the Door. I think that EXIT sign means Yes...
Some of the Members gave me letters and started saying Goodbye...
It makes me Sad!!! My Heart doesn't wanna leave Lupao yet.
I Love This Area so much! This Area changed me so much!
And I really Love My Companion, Last Friday, In our Companionship Inventory
We shared The Christlike Attributes that We have. The Attributes that both of us have is Charity and Service. We Love and Serve each other Every Day. And Maybe that is the reason why, We really get along since the beginning of our Time together. I still want to spend more time with this Missionary, I am Learning a lot from him. He Never Gives Up, He is always Positive, and Never gets Mad. I Love his Personality and Sense of Humor so much. My Conversion and Testimony keeps on Increasing.
But, No Matter What Happens, I will always put my Trust in The Lord.
He Knows what to do. And Everything happens for a Reason.
That's all for Today.

Philippines Angeles Mission

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Week 34....Another week has gone by!

No time to email again... wah! everything is good though! we are getting in late from a zone activity so i got to go go go go go!!! haha i love you all thanks for everything i'll send some photos!!
I saw my batch mates Elder Ragan and Elder Valez at Zone Confrence! i love those guys so much!!  I gave into temptation and got a little leg wet

I have the gold plates... translation starts this week
I got my toes in the water Bum in the sand and got a good book in my hand life is good today, life is good today! 
love you all! take care

Hello Sister Becky,
Sorry if my Email is kind of late today, We had a Zone Activity,
We went to the Pantabangan Lake. It was really Fun!
I can't believe that Me and Elder Naylor has been together for almost 5 Weeks now. Next Week will be Transfers again. But I dont wanna be Transferred yet.
I wanna be with Elder Naylor for One, Two, or Three Transfers more. I still want to stay in Lupao. And I really really want to Witness some of our Investigators Baptism. But It depends, The Lord knows what to do, No matter what happens, I know that Everything happens for a reason.
Anyways, We are still focusing on our Investigators with Baptism Dates,
Actually, One of our Investigator will be interviewed this Coming Friday and She will be Our 5th Baptism for The month of August, Her Baptism Date is on the 29th.
She is one of The Solid Investigators that wr have here, She attends the Seminary and We have seen her Change because of The Gospel. I can say that She is Ready!
She's really really excited for her Baptism.
We Are also focusing the Siblings of our Recent Converts. They are all Solid, Names are; Divine(James's younger sister), Michelle, and Sheila(Leomark's younger Sisters).
They are all engaged in The Church. They attend Activities, Seminary and Institute.
They're all Amazing! I Love teaching them so much! We talked to their Parents and asked about them, The Mother of Divine and James made me teary eyed, She told us that She's been wishing for someone to change them, She added, I am Thankful to The Lord that He sends you here. You are my answers to my prayer. When she said that My Heart started to Burn. That's one of the Heart Melting Line that I've ever heard in my Entire Existence.
We Asked her if we could Teach her as well, And she said Yes!!!
It will be a great opportunity for us to teach her.
We will be focusing on her and their entire Family this Week.
Also, Yesterday, Leomark and James received the Aaronic Priesthood.
It was one of the Best Moment seeing those 2 ordained as sustained by the Members to be worthy of receiving the Power of God...
The members here are just Super Amazing! They're The Best!
They really are doing Great in helping our Recent Converts!
The Ward is now implementing The Home Teaching Program, And for sure it will help a lot...
Last Thursday we had a Zone Conference, It was really really a Wonderful Conference, I Learned a Lot, Reminded me of My Calling as a Servant Of The Lord, and helped me understand the Importance of The Holy Ghost.
Now, I would like to share something about My Companion,....
Yes! I am so Lucky, having Elder Naylor, I am a one Lucky Person! The Lord really knows Our Needs. :)
Elder Naylor for me, is like a Diamond in The Sky! You need to work hard, to get him.
And sometimes I think I really need to be qualified as his Companion. We are in the Same Page, And I am really enjoying my time with him.
We will be expecting Great Things to come this Week.
That's all for today,

Philippines Angeles Mission

Monday, August 10, 2015

Week 33....Our Elder is 20!

MOM!! you spoiled me!!! oh my gosh! i pooped my pantz when i saw all the stuff i got! I have been staring at that package for days! I couldn't sleep last night because all i could do was think about what was inside! It was like Christmas Eve... I woke up at 4:30 to open it! yeah i'm insane! We were hoping to go on a hike this morning for the big day but I guess it was too muddy so we just got together with our zone and played basketball!
AHH i'm so excited to go home and play with those shoes and ball! and the 1-20 pictures gosh yeah that made me teary eyed! There is no way you got all those dates right! haha did you have to guess? haha I love you mom! The best mom award goes out to you forever and always! you never cease to impress! All the little videos you sent me are still downloading it is taking forever! But i'm glad you are all back and safe! Nelson has a six pack.. that's wild! he's lookin good!  I love and miss you mom! thank you for making the big 20 a special one for me! your boy loves you

It's my birthday... 20 na!!! 
Thanks for the packages Mom, Savannah, and Hendrickson Family! Love you all! 
Woke up this morning, played some B-Ball with the boys in my Zone
We had baptisms for Vilma Salvador and her son Leomark Salvador Two amazing people!
and yeah i'm still loving life!! 
Thanks for everthing everyone! 
have a great week! 

Letter from Adrian companion...

Hello Sister Naylor! This is the Current Companion of Elder Naylor!
It is a privilege to send you this Letter...
Well, Last Week was really a good Week for us.
2 Of our Solid Investigators got Baptized last Saturday!
Sister Vilma S. and Brother Leomark S.bore their Powerful Testimony
in front of us. I was really impressed when Brother Leomark used a Scripture Verse in the Book Of Mormon. Oh, How I Love their Testimonies! 
I am so Happy that After Planting The Seeds Of The Gospel in their Hearts.
I experienced and Seen the Change and the Growth that they have now.
They are one of my Favorite People here in Lupao.
They are always Nice to us! Our Next Target is Sister Vilma's 2 Daughters and her Husband. And I know that they will set and show Good Examples for them.
Well, Our Next Baptism is on August 29th! I am also Happy that we're going to achieve The Stake Goal of San Jose Stake, which is 5 Baptisms Every Month.
I really believe and testify that Faith + Work(Obedience) = MIRACLES!!!
It will really bring MIRACLES! To be honest, I was discouraged by our Ward Mission Leader ,when I got here, He told me that this Area is Dying, and was Cursed, because of the Disobedience of the Previous Missionaries.
I did not believe in him. I told him that I can Bring Miracles back in this Area! And the Miracles are just Happening, And It is the result of Following and Applying the Things that I Learned in This Mission. I would Say that Obedience is a BIG part of it. I am Grateful for My Savior, and His Examples. He is My Role Model for Obedience. And with His Divine Grace I Know that I can Bring Miracles. What I would always Love to say to myself is Be The Miracle! 
Anyways, Yesterday The Ward reached The Highest Attendance since I got here, 101 People showed up and enjoyed The Spirit Of Christ in The Church. Sabbath Day will always be The Best Day for me.
The Leaders and Members here are still Amazing!
The Church is really TRUE! and I Love being a Missionary!
The Members here are doing GREAT in Fellowshipping our Investigators.
I just Love The Moment when I see Members and Investigators talk, serve, and laugh each other. I remember the Time when I was an Investigator.
And I learned that the Beauty Of The Gospel can Connect People into The Happiest, Brightest, and Most Spiritual Side Of Life!
Let's Talk about My Companion,
Right Now, He is celebrating his 20th Birthday!!!
He received 2 packages for his Birthday, which made me so Jealous!
Just Kidding. He is so Lucky. hahaha.
Well, This Companionship for me is the Craziest Companionship I had so far! He is Beyond Description, He is like
My Ideal Companion. We are really enjoying our Companionship. We just have this Strong Bond Of Brotherhood. haha. He is such an Amazing Missionary! I am really impressed with his Tagalog too! Doesn't have a Problem with his Teaching Skills, He is Really Good at it.
We are Looking Forward for a New and marvelous Work to come!
Thats All for today!

Philippines Angeles Mission

Monday, August 3, 2015

Week 32...Testimony Fight!

Hello family and friends! how is life!? Just so everyone knows! I am turning 20 a week from today! Send Gifts! haha kidding! but yeah gross right? i don't want to be 20! that sounds so old! anyways life is great! as usual! we baptized some amazing people this week! and had lots of awesome expriences! i love my new companion! with all my heart might mind and strength!
We attended an 8 year old girls baptism/birthday... ive never attended such a happening party in all my life! i think that they spent over 500 dollars on the party if not more! i hope that little girl feels like she is a very loved daughter of her father her and her father in heaven! They had a photo booth!
The best thing that happened this week though was Fast and Testimony meeting! There was a testimony fight! between mothers! it was probalby the best thing i have witnessed on my entire mission! one mom got up and chastised mothers for the disobeident children and boasting of herself just a little and then another mom got up and said we need to be aware of the things we say in our testimonies and that would shouldn't get up and sing and tell super long stories and that it should just be pure testimony and then right after her an old granny got up and started to sing a "Born again" (other religion) song and then when she finished singing she did the sign of the cross! it was like BOOM BOOM POW!! haha I only hope the next one is as exciting as this one! 
Life is good! The church is still true and forever will be! i love you all and hope and pray all is well! Take care