I love you all so, so much and miss you all! Always be safe and care of yourselves so you can see my kids kids kids!Make sure that you are all reading the Book of Mormon everyday as an individual and family! (including prayer of course). It's a commandment!
Monday, September 30, 2013
Posted by Carolek at 1:50 PM
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Well when I found out I didn't get transferred and I was way surprised! I was kind of let down, because it's fun getting transferred! Anyways, later on that night I found out my area became a zone and that surprised me! Than I found out who became my companion, Elder Wilde, then I realized I was called to be a Zone Leader. My area is the new zone leaders area. Man, I love my companion and work!
The family I have been teaching (Taghoy family) went to church 2 times in a row now!! I can't wait to baptize them! They are in the suuuuper far area that I was inspired to open and got over 30 investigators in 2 weeks! The family is going to get baptized now! I love them so much!
We have a goal of 7 baptisms this month! I'm excited to set the standard for the zone which will make this new zone known through the whole mission!
The spirit has been so strong in the past couple days from being able to bond and teach as one with my new companion!
Nothing really crazy happened this week.
There were 30 new missionaries that are sent in this mission.
Be careful in all that you do I love ya'll so much! Keep sending pictures!!
Posted by Carolek at 1:16 AM
Sunday, September 15, 2013
It was an eventful week!
I helped open the gates of our Fathers kingdom yesterday to 3 of my investigators (we have 5 more baptisms on August 17). It was a nice baptism. Carlo, the 19 year (birthday was on his bap.) old had a tough life and grew up with a mom (his dad left him when he was 3 and started a new family, he hasn't heard from him since) and 2 other siblings. His mom left him after a couple years to work in Saudi Arabia. Later in his life when he was about 15 his siblings left him too, and he stopped studying and tried to fend for himself. Last month we came to his door which was super far from everything (we had received a referral to go to him) and shared the gospel with him. His sister had recently came back from studying in another area (she is deaf and cant speak) So he has been taking care of her too)) and after our first lesson of the restoration to him he committed to baptism. We baptized him yesterday, along with two other converts. I can't wait for him to go into the temple next year!
I also got to witness a baptism in a fish pond in thunder and lightning! It was beautiful in the mountains far from ANYTHING. That was also yesterday by the neighboring Elders. I'll send pictures!
I sent y'all a letter last Tuesday!
While teaching a blind man the other day he told me he forgot he was blind during after the lesson because the spirit touched him so deep. He accepted getting baptized but is having a hard time trying to get to church.
We had 5 baptisms this month and 5 more next month so the work is good! I love this branch and I'll find out if I get transferred tomorrow.
Posted by Carolek at 1:18 AM
Here's the pictures of the awesome baptism I was talking about!
That's the mountain that blew up in the backround and made all the people move into my area. All the natives now live inland because most of the houses blew apart on the mountain.
Oh yeah, and that's the senior couple from Olympia! They are my FAVORITE! They work with us all the time! They have the sweetest spirit! The husband preaches like a prophet, it's a miracle just to be able to watch him preach. They are the Doyles, they are the one's who told you when I'm gonna skype you and stuff! They came to the baptisms!
Posted by Carolek at 12:28 AM
Monday, September 9, 2013
I got chased by a cow because I wanted to touch her calf.... Hehe.
We just had 2 baptisms on Saturday and have 4 more this Sunday. 2 Of the baptisms fell through but They will get baptized next month. 6 baptisms is still a good number and the Lord is pleased. The standard of excellence is 2.
Transfers are next week and I think I am going to get transferred.
While our investigators were getting interviewed for their baptisms, one of our investigators didn't show up, so we ran to her house and started walking to the chapel when the rain started pouring on us. We hid under a roof and I said a quick prayer and told them that if we start running to the church it would stop raining, because they weren't allowed to get wet cause they were sick already. As we started running the clouds above us started parting and the rain ceased. The Lord even prepared the way for us to dry off by parting the clouds by the sun so the heat could dry us off. When we arrived at the chapel there was a huge rainbow arcing the chapel and at that moment I knew that it WAS true, and NO unhallowed hand can stop this work from progressing. She was then interviewed, passed and got home safely.
The rash is going away now! 2nd doctor I went to was better than the first. He said I don't have allergies and that the other doctor isn't smart haha. I believe him because his medicine works! Sleep was only hard the first night but now its OK!!
Watch the leadership (first presidency) Its called "Harnessing the power of the members". We all watched it, it was really good!
I got bit by an ant for the first time in my life. Just thought I'd tell you that it wasn't that bad hehe.
But I will tell you want is bad. I woke up in the middle of the night because I had a dream that a rat was biting me so I woke up. For some reason my foot hurt super bad and I was way confused. Then I feel something on my foot and kicked it off and hear rat screeches and realize what happened. My dream and reality were the same, a rat was biting my foot. It wasn't a kolipoki kind of thing but it still hurts. Nothing will ever stop me from tracking. I said a pray that it wouldn't return, put socks on and fell right back asleep. We had killed a rat the day before so maybe his brother was mad haha.
With all the baptisms, I have been working my companions butt off hahaha. It's fun working my companions hard. They'll appreciate it in the future hehe.
Chloe got called to the mission next door!!!!!!!! I'm sooo excited for her, you have no idea!!!! We can speak tagalog together!!!!
Tell her to email me!
I love you family! Thanks for the awesome letters and prays. Prayer is powerful!