Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Week 76 - Fellowshippers are great!

Cauayan

Hey sorry we didn't have any time to email yesterday. We had a zone activity at a river. It was way fun. We also went to a museum. They had cigars that had to be jokes. Some of them were 2 or 3 inches thick and 3 feet long. haha I can't imagine anyone wanting to smoke those.

The work this week was okay. We only had 2 investigators come to church, and Grace wasn't one of them. She was out of town, but she said for sure she is going to come next week. We finally got some young women fellowshippers to work with us and it went great. She responded way well to them. They really helped her answer some questions so it went perfect!

That's all that really happened this week. I pulled my big toe nail out. During our zone activity I hit it somehow and it was completely filled with sand, I was scared it would get infected so I just pulled it out.
 
I love you guys take care this week. 
 
Cauayan Zone Activity

Zone Activity at the beach

Monday, January 18, 2016

Week 75 - Falling to sleep with our clothes on.

Cauayan

This week was good for work. Most everyday both me and my companion fell asleep still wearing our proselyting clothes. This week, on Sunday, we went and picked up Grace from here house so she could come to church. It was the first time I tried that during my mission. It was good though. She made a ton of friends and now she's super excited to come back next week. So I think we may actually have a baptism this Feb., but we'll just see.
Yeah I do have to do baptismal interviews, but there hasn't been a baptism in my district since I became District Leader. So, I haven't been able to interview anyone yet. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Week 74 - The new District Leader

Cauayan

So being a district leader is actually quite easy. All I have to do account all the elders and sisters in my district before District meeting and then I teach district meeting. I think  training is a lot harder than being a district leader.

This week we thought Grace was coming for sure to church. We had her assigned a ride and everything.  Then the person we asked to give her a ride forgot or something and wasn't able to get her so that sucked, but Michelle finally came to church.  It really surprised us but it was awesome:) My comp is doing great, and I hope we will get a baptism before next cycle, but it dones't look like that's going to happen but I think we will get one next cycle. The area is just so hard, but we are still working hard.
 
I was also wondering if you could put a little money on my card I wsa going to buy treats for my district and a couple of our investigators. anyways thanks guys, I love you
 
Another photo of Elder Doctolero's batch.  It is huge.
He is standing next to the Mission President.
 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Week 73 - New Anak and a new calling.

Cauayan

Hahahaha I became a district leader as well. hahaha wew. Maybe the church really isn't true hahahahha joke joke joke. Seriously when president called that night I didn't believe him, but here I am. hahahha My trainee is really cool as well. I don'\t know if they have pictures on the blog yet, but his name is Elder Doctolero.

He's awesome, but supppppppper shy haha he still doesn't talk to me very much, but he's breaking in slowly. I'm having a good time, but training is actually pretty hard. Actually he's reaallllllllly good in lessons. I was surprised eh haha but He's awesome.  He is from Bulacan. I don't know if that is the right spelling... but something cool... haha.  He worked at a call center before he came here.
I feel like it's going to be a great 12 weeks.



Friends form Ilagan Zone.
Elder Swensen and Elder Enuake on transfer day.

Elder Doctolero's Batch arriving at the ariport

Elder Doctolero in the back

And Elder Bautista, Tanner's Tatay or Trainer, is going home



Monday, December 28, 2015

Week 72 - Christmas Skype

Cauayan

We got to talk to Tanner this week.  He is doing very well and found out he will be training next month.  He says his area is hard, but the members are great and he likes being able to talk to and see the Mission President every week.

Christmas call with Elder Swensen

New Trainers Meeting



Monday, December 21, 2015

Week 71 - Christmas Week in Cauayan

Cauayan

Only word from Tanner this week was to set up date and time of his Christmas call, but we have found pictures on Facebook.

Cauayan 2 Branch Christmas Party
You'll have to look hard to find Tanner, but he's there. 



Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Week 70 - Mission Christmas Devotional

Cauayan

Hey what's up?
So every thing is going great here.  It sucks though, this week all of our investigators digressed rather than progressed. We don't even know what happened. 2 weeks a go we had 3 plus investigators and now we don't have any. I guess it's just part of the job. Hopefully this week will be better. We are going to try to drop Grace and Michelle for a week. so when we return they will be super sensitive to the strong spirit. Another struggle is a lot of our investigators work at the mall during December and they are all super busy, so it's hard to teach and it's hard for them to come to church. 
 
So I had a cool idea tell me if you guys like it.  It's pretty cheap to make and print jerseys here. So I was thinking we should make a family Real jersey.


Cauayan Zone -
Back:  Elders Higgins, Olsen, Fernandez, Swensen, Lee, Balneg
Middle:  Elders Castillo, Frei, Monilla, Navarro, Treyes, Posadas
Front:  Sisters Heve, Porter, Ethington, Montejo, Canlapan, Mariano, Allen, Maroket

Zone Christmas Skit - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Christmas Lunch

Elder Balneg in bottom right corner