National Day of Service

Hello Friends! I have had another couple of busy weeks. Sister Placido and I went to Manila last week. Since she is going home she needed to go to the Bureau of Immigration. It was kind of fun to go on a plane and stay in a hotel, but there is nowhere better than our home in Calabanga 🙂 

The National Day of Service for the Philippines was the 26th. The Naga stake got together to clean the Bicol River in Naga. There were many people who showed up to show their support. The day as hot but we got a lot done 🙂

Things continue to go well with our work here in the Calabanga Ward. We have two super stellar investigators that are approaching baptism! I Love being able to teach them and to see how the message of the Gospel is changing their lives for the better. I get to witness miracles everyday. 

So this is Sister Placido’s last week as a missionary! It is interesting to serve with someone going home so soon! It makes me realize all the more at how fast the mission goes by. This week we have dinner appointments every night 🙂 The ward here loves to feed the missionaries, especially if they are getting transferred, and even more especially if they are GOING HOME! 

Take care everyone! Have a good week!



Six months DOWN!

Tomorrow is my 6 month mark! Have I ever mentioned how fast time goes by…? I have made some amazing memories and met some incredible people. I am excited to see what this next year has to offer 🙂 Missions really are the greatest!

This week has been awesome! One of our investigators, Mirasol, came with us to the historic General Women’s Meeting! Mirasol is the greatest blessing in Calabanga. I love teaching her. She is quiet and shy but she gets excited about the things she is learning. At the General Women’s Meeting the song “I Am A Child of God” was sung in different languages (Tagalog being one of them). The next day at church Mirasol was asking where she could find that song in the Hymn book. She loved the lyrics. She has a baptismal date for MAY! I am really excited for her!
Earlier in the week we taught an old man sitting on a hammock. At first he didn’t want to talk to us but we (Sister Placido) kept talking anyways and soon enough we were sitting on chairs and teaching him! He then invited us into his home for lunch with him and his wife. The are the cutest and sweetest couple ever. They are both 76. Their home was like any typical “grandparent-ish” home. It had toys for the grandkids, it had pictures everywhere of their family, and there was food. He wants us to come back and teach him and his wife 🙂
So things continue to go well over here in the Philippines 🙂 Keep being safe wherever you are and enjoy another week! 

Canadian Eh?

Blog: Canadian eh?

Transfers brought Sister Placido and I together. I absolutely love her! She is originally from the Philippines but moved to CANADA when she was 16! We are the only two here in the mission that are from Canada 🙂 Apparently when she learned that another Canadian would be serving in the Naga Mission she prayed that we could be companions! She got her wish! This is her last transfer in the mission field which means these next 5 weeks are going to be the best because she is DETERMINED to make this transfer the most memorable of her mission! We have been working hard this past week and have several new investigators. I love her enthusiasm and boldness. I have a lot to learn from her and I am excited to serve with her!
Have a good week everyone 🙂