Monday, February 16, 2015

Patay, Kasal, Binyag

The first day of the week last week we walked out of the apartment and got on the main road to head out to Sister Flors house.  I remember the first thing I said when we walked out on the road was, "Wow, there are a lot of people!"  When there are a lot of people in one place in the Filipinas it usually means bad news.  We walked down the road a little more and then turned the corner to head to our appointment, when a lady comes running to us crying.  I asked her what happened but she couldn't really get the words out to tell us because of her crying but from all the screaming and everything we knew someone had just died.  It wasn't Flor thank goodness but it was her nephew.  He died from a fever daw but no one is really sure what happened. 

The next couple days we had some really good finding opportunities at the patay and also some opportunities to speak at the funeral.  It was good to go around contacting people and telling them that they could see their loved one again and how Jesus atoned for us.  Hopefully the people who we were able to contact will let us come back this next week.

On Thursday this week we had zone conference in Cauayan.  It was all about our new goals for 2016 and becoming a boiling point missionary not just a lukewarm one.  We also talked about how we are here to progress the kingdom of God and not maintain it.  I love conferences and all the things we learn from them.  It gets everyone pumped up to be a better missionary and to follow Christ more closely.

We had a really good lesson with Flor this week.  She is basically the only investigator right now keeping commitments.  We taught the Book of Mormon and even though she has maybe the worst eye sight ever she still said she'd read.  She also always tells us to pray for her family that one day they'll all go to church together.  

This week was good.  Just need people to keep commitments so it'll be an amazing week next week.  Well I'm just doing my best here and I love the Filipinas.  It really is amazing here!

Elder Cameron Frank Tribe  

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We thought his shirt was hilarious!

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Dinner last night

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Sunday, February 8, 2015


This week I got my new companion, Elder Medeiros from Hawaii.  He is probably one of the happiest people I've ever met and his mood never changes so it's always a good time. I don't have a picture of us together yet but he is a Polynesian mixed with three or more other races.  He has some Filipino blood in him but doesn't really know how to speak Tagalog.  Oh and he's also been out a year now.

This week was just a good week.  It has been a little different getting used to a new companion and everything but it's all good.

This week we contacted a lady who has come to church a couple of times now.  Her name is Flor and she's doing amazing!  This week we're going to give her a baptismal date!  She was taught by the missionaries around 14 years ago but wasn't baptized because of family problems and what her husband thought about the church.  Now I think she's realized that she needs to take things into her own hands because this is her salvation.  I wish some of our less actives would realize that this is their salvation and to be strong even if their next door neighbor makes fun of them a little.

I also have some bad news about Bro. Roy.  This week we headed to his house and his next door neighbor told us that he moved away to Cauayan.  It was pretty sad because he was our best investigator, but we are going to hopefully find out where he lives and refer him to the Elders in Cauayan.  It's good to know the Lord works in mysterious ways and has given us a new investigator.

I wish all of you could live your lives by cycles because it's almost like a new start every month and a half.  It's a time to look at the last cycle and find ways to improve and how to better yourself and the area.  This cycle is going to be good.  I'm gonna make it a good one and we're going to work really hard while having fun!  
Adobo and pinukbit oh and also rice.  Don't forget the rice.

Dinner at Nora Agub house. 
Adobo, Rice, and another chicken with some sauces. 

Just a members house.  This house is not even close to the worst house.

Just a pic of my area.  This is what I think of when I think 3rd world so I took a pic of it.

Just some cute pigs! haha 

Large intestine of something.  This is what people eat here...

New Companion

New District

Old District

Old Zone

Tay Litoskin.  I love this old man! 

The sign says, "Against the rules to throw garbage here".  Looks like the sign is working.

We ate some good frogs

Love, Elder Tribe