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This monkey is nicer than the first one I met. Momoy!

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birthday party 🙂

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Pamplona on exchanges with Sister Salima. I couldn’t even stand up on the stilts…

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This little girl really wanted to help me do the laundry. It is hard to get annoyed with her because she is so darn cute.

Long time no blog!

I dont even remember the last time I updated this… which means it has been a long time. So much has happened that it will be impossible to fill you in on everything. I have just been transferred from Milaor. I was there for a long time and have come to love everyone there, so it was tough to leave it all behind. I am now serving in Vinzons. Which means I am back in Camarines Norte and very close to my first area, Daet. And there is the beach here 🙂

We just experienced another typhoon yesterday and the day before. There isn’t too much damage in our areas as far as we can tell so we consider ourselves blessed. My new companion, Sister Gregorio, and I spent a complete two days in lock down at the Vinzons Chapel. We ate crackers and noodles and rice.
Some of the major highlights of my mission have been teaching the Francisco and Olayres families. I am more than blessed to be a part of their lives. I was able to teach and testify to them about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I was able to see how it changed them. I was able to see their willingness to start a new life and be baptized. The day of the wedding and baptism was probably the happiest. What an incredible blessing.
So although the Milaor chapter of my mission has now come to an end, I am really looking forward to seeing how things will unfold here. Sister Gregorio and I are the only missionaries in our branch. Our area is very large and our teaching pool is small. But things look so promising here and I am excited to see more miracles 🙂
As Christmas approaches, I pray that you all will remember why it is we celebrate Christmas. Make Christ the center of your celebrations and give something back to Him. As hard as it is to be away from home at this time of year I am honored to wear Christ’s name on my badge. It makes being far from family a lot easier. Christ really is there for all who seek Him.
Enjoy your week and be safe!
Love Sister Campbell