"And any man that shall go and preach this gospel of the kingdom, and fail not to continue faithful in all things, shall not be weary in mind, neither darkened, neither in body, limb, nor joint; and a hair of his head shall not fall to the ground unnoticed. And they shall not go hungry, neither athirst." - Doctrine and Covenants 84:80

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hey Mom:

So sorry, I only have a few minutes before I gotta go so I can get lunch and get a facial. Ya! I've gotta start looking good 'cause I only have 5 months left!

But ya, it's been great lately. I'm pretty impressed with how hard we work for a couple of trunky missionaries going home way soon. But we've been teaching tons of lessons and finding tons of new people to teach. Just talking to everyone, especially when we see members talking to friends we don't know. We've just been working hard at getting people to church. We're doing better.  We  have 12 right now with a baptism date and only like 4 actually coming to church. But we should also have a couple weddings coming up soon too, so I hope I'm still here for that. 

I cant think of anything else. We had a dope referral we contacted from this member yesterday. This lady is around 40 and her friend's a member, so we started teaching her. We taught the whole restoration and gave her a baptism date for April 12th. I guess her friend talked to her about temple work because her husband passed away, so she's way stoked for us to keep teaching her and share about The Plan of Salvation. 

But that's about it. I'll write to ya next Monday! Love ya!

(these photos were sent last week)

Celebrating Valentine's Day

Stylin' Filippino Style!

Roasting hot dogs by candle light

Playin' with the spiders like the kids do

Check out her pants!

Service Project

Sunday, February 16, 2014

February 11, 2014

Aight, so just a lil update before I head off to the SM to go suit shoppin'! I'm pulling out a lil money in a sec so don't be mad. Love you mom. Happy valentines day! Don't worry. You'll love my new suit. I'll look way good. 
This transfer's over so it looks like our bachelor pad is splittin' up. Ah, we've had so much fun, but ya Elder Jackson and Elder Loveland are both getting transferred, and the two missionaries replacing them are both American too. Haha! Our ward jokes that we're racists now. I haven't even been in the same house with a Pinoy for like 6 months now. At least it helps me diet. No rice! I gotta get rid of my love handles before I come home!

All is well.  It's been going good so far. This week was way busy, so we didn't have the best numbers but it was all good. We went to the mission home to get that slip notarized for UVU. We had a meeting with the Stake High Council and had to travel to go give the sisters a blessing 'cause they got sick. Our Stake High Councilman that we work with is way dope. He's doing a Ward Mission Leader Training this Sunday for the stake so that'll be a big help. He's also having us teach them about the new and returning member forms to help get less actives and recent converts ready for the temple.

Hmm what else. We have this waaay dope kid. He's like 23 and just hit his year of being a member, but hasn't been to church for the past 3 or 4 months because he's been busy with school and work.  But we got him back for the past few weeks. He's so sick. We had a way dope conversation with him as we taught deep doctrine of The Plan of Salvation about the three kingdoms. The spirit's always way strong when we teach him. Then he worked with us on Sunday and we had him teach that part of The Plan of Salvation to this couple we're teaching. He's sooo dope. We're gonna try get him on a mission. That's my goal for next transfer. 

But ya, I gotta get going so that's all for now. Write ya next week! Love ya!
'Sup dad! Ya dang I'm bummed Elder Jackson's gettin' transferred. Nah, we didn't get many new Zone Leaders this transfer, so my comps been it for a lil' while now. He actually goes home a transfer before me. But ya, I'm staying here in Fairview. So glad. Best zone yet. 
That's way good to hear you and mom read your scriptures. Never realized how big of a difference little things like that make till I see the changes in families here when they read them, heck even in our family too. Keep it up. Proud of you guys. Hey, we actually have Ward Conference on Sunday too!
But ya I'm doing great still. Still learning a lot and working hard. No worries. I'm studying Chapter 4 of PMG lately about listening to the spirit, so got that covered. Ha! Love ya dad! See ya in 24 weeks!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Only 5 More Fast Sundays!

Only 5 more Fast Sundays! But ya, we had a good week. We had Missionary Leadership Council (for the Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders). That's always good. Our zone is still killin' it lately in teaching lessons and getting people to church. So proud :*) Ahhh, but none of our investies came to church on Sunday. I hate people flakin' on us, but we've had some sick lessons this week and have given a lot more baptism dates lately, so things will change. It happens sometimes. 

I almost got attacked by a zombie! We were riding a jeepney and this guy, all dirty with a blank stare on his face drooling like crazy, started walking towards us with his arms all out, straight up zombie status. hahah we were laughing so hard. Drugs mess you up kids.  Don't do them!

What else?... We've been trompo-ing it up like mad. Gettin way good. It's these little tops these kids play with here. It's way fun. I bought a few for Cyrus and Aria.

We've had some way sick lessons lately. Even getting people to cry and everything. (except for us of course cause we're too manly) Haha!  Ya, feelin' the spirit! But, nah for reals. We actually have a few people we've been teaching in English. It feels more real when you bear testimony in your own language. It'll be cool to actually share the gospel when I get home too.

Haha, Dad there are 3 of us in our house going home the same day. That's ALL we talk about. But no worries. We're still enjoying ourselves out here. Ya, there are a lot of places to bowl here, so we do that a lot. And nah Dad, I've grown up a bit. No worries. I'm not gonna shave on the airplane so that when I walk off that plane, you can see my beard and see the man I've become. Haha! Ya, me and Taylor email every week.
Eh but, we gotta go. Bye! Love ya!