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!
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!
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We found more investigators too 🙂 I love all the different ways we can meet people to teach. Everywhere we go there is someone to talk to and usually people who are willing to hear us 🙂 God knows who’s paths we are meant to cross and that is what gives me the courage to talk to people. (although I will admit that I need to work on that still. Im sure I always will).
The weather really is starting to get hotter around here. Summer has come. Pray for me 🙂
Have a good week everyone!
Love Sister Campbell
I am learning new words everyday. Tagalog is coming slowly but surely.
We recently had our ward conference and had the stake presidency here to address us. They had some wise counsel about the importance of being unified as a ward. And it is applicable in all aspects of life. Especially in a companionship! The math is 1 + 1 = 3. When the companionship is unified you will have the spirit with you! And that is something that I have seen so much on my mission. Without the spirit, nobody cares about what we have to say. But with the spirit, people are able to recognize the truth and see the importance of our message. So I really appreciated the remarks made a ward conference.
I am hoping everyone is doing well! Enjoy another week!
Love Sister Campbell
Thanks for the pictures dad! seems like you are enjoying work and snowshoeing. OH I don’t remember if I told you or not but I received your letter that you wrote on boxing day. It came a couple weeks ago. it was awesome to get and to read. keep those letters coming 🙂
I am enjoying my new area and new companion! I have adjusted to the new environment. I am starting to come out of my shell a bit more. I gain confidence in lessons almost every lesson (haha there are times when i go backwards.. but all in all it is constant progress) Last night actually I was surprised at the way I could explain about the Sabbath Day. And luckily we had two lessons where we talked about it so the second time was even better than the first 🙂 The Bishop here is Bishop Palayar. He loves to joke! haha every saturday night we have the Missionary Correlation Meeting and afterwards he had a “get to know me” interview. He likes the scriptures and likes to ask questions! He asked what my favourite food here was so far and I told him Siopao. He then informed me that the meat is actually cat meat. sometimes it is even rat. Our district leader Elder Nebeker had told me that but I didn’t really believe him… and now I do. haha I don’t know if I will be eating siopoa again. We will see. it really is sooooo good. but cat/rat meat? thats disgusting!
I don’t have very much time to write this week. My new district and I all went to a waterfall this morning and had a picnic. travelling in the Philippines always takes a very long time.. haha anyways this email will be a quick one.
Thanks for the poem dad 🙂 and for emailing Bishop De Guzman. He will love to hear from you.
OKKK so my new area is CALABANGA! it is near Naga. I can see the volcano Isarog from my area. thats actually where the waterfalls were. It is so beautiful here! Daet is a city and this is definitely not a city. I like the differences. My new companion is Sister Ganzagan. She is 20 and from the Philippines. It is just us in our apartment which is one room. It is bright and clean and I actually really like it. just very small 🙂 Things are going well. There seems to be a lot of Less active work in this area. It was stake conference this week so I havent even met my new bishop or ward yet. Stake conference was really awesome though. There were so many people there that we couldn’t all fit in the chapel and gym. ALL the class rooms had a tv screen and they video recorded it for everyone! haha can you believe it?? it was so cool. although I didnt hear the messages very clearly because of all the noise from so many people. but what I did hear was awesome! And president Reeder says that 18 months ago the Naga mission had 78 missionaries and as of right now there are 62 missionaries in the Naga stake!! and don’t forget that the mission was just split. Naga and Legaspi was once called the Naga mission but now theres two! Meaning that there was a crazy amount of missionaries here! I had no idea!
I am loving my mission. Always will. I have so much to learn it seems! which in some ways is very exciting. In other ways it is a little intimidating. But I had no idea how much I had grown as a missionary until I was transferred! When one of the elements changes in your life you get to see how you are without it. For me EVERYTHING was new. And I really see how much I know. In regards to the language and in the other aspects of missionary life as well.
How is Canada doing in the Olympics? Hockey! please let me know the standing on that front when it happens 🙂 Is Luongo our goalie?
I will send pictures next week. YOU STILL NEED TO SEND ME PICTURES 🙂
Ok I love you! Talk to you next week 🙂
Sorry for not writing last week! Now I have twice as much to catch you up on. The most exciting news is that our investigators MM and Vince were baptized last Saturday! There were SEVEN baptisms in total 🙂 Elder Savage and Elder Packard have been teaching a family and three of the daughters were baptized! And another one of their investigators and a child of record. So there were 7! It was so exciting to be a part of this miraculous day! On Sunday all seven were confirmed as well. I have never been to a sacrament meeting where the “business” portion lasted as long! 🙂