Monday, October 26, 2015

OCTOBER 25, 2015


Wow this week has been crazy! We finally found a new apartment and moved in... well the Elders moved us in! The day we moved in we had everything already packed and the Elders came over and then we told them where our new apartment is and then we had to leave cause we had a laundry service project to do. I don't think the Elders realized what they got themselves into when they said they would help cause our new apartment is on the 3rd floor of a tall building.... But during our laundry service project we got a text that they were already done! It was a great and easy move... well at least for us! but nothing was broken by the time we got there so that was good! We have a fantastic new apartment that will give us a work out every time we walk up and down those stairs!!!

Something exciting this week was Tatay Edwardo came to CHURCH!!!!!! I was so excited when I saw him coming down the hallway! I jumped up and ran to shake his hand! He is such a sweet man and I am so excited to see him progress! We gave him a gospel principles book and he says he loves it and is so excited to read it! Our lesson we had with him this week we sang an opening hymn and then right after he said "Hamburger or Hot dog" and then he said "okay ill be back!" then he hopped on his bike and rode away.... he came back 15 min later with a bag and gave us each a hot dog and hamburger. He always feeds us! He also always tells us that he wants to because he knows we are brothers and sisters and it is our duty to help one another and he says we are pretty much his daughters and he loves us and always wants to help us! Edwardo is such an amazing man!!!! 

Also this coming week is my last week with my trainer before she goes home! Transfers were changed and now are 2 weeks earlier than we thought  so next week I will have a new companion and I will be sending my Trainer home which is going to be hard... But we are going to work our hardest this week and see all the miracles and blessings it brings! Being a missionary is one of the best callings anyone could have. I am absolutely loving it! Although it is hard it is completely worth it! 

Love you all at home! Thanks for all the prayers and support!

-Sister Thayn

-No pictures this week the computer wouldn't load them.. :(

OCTOBER 18, 2015


This week has been such a successful week! It has been so hard but also so rewarding! We did a lot of tracting this week which I don't always like but we had a lot of success and have a lot of return appointments and new investigators.

We finally got the guts to knock on this big house and the house help came out to try to shoo us away but then owner's son came out and we were able to talk to him and give him a Book of Mormon and then we were able to return to him the other day and he told us that he has been waiting for us. He straight away asked us for an English Book of Mormon so he could understand it which made me so happy so I can actually understand everything that goes on in the lesson cause he speaks English! His name is Bon he is 28 years old and is a nurse and going to school. He is very receptive and I am so excited to keep teaching him and watch and see his faith grow! 

We had such a funny lesson with Edwardo this week. He always like to tease me and he calls my hair pussycat and then he told me my nickname is sister pussycat! And when he was praying in our lesson he said please bless sister pussycat and sister Fantone and when he said sister pussycat he grabbed my hair. I couldn't contain my laughter during the prayer he made me laugh so hard! He is such a funny man! He always likes to tease me. Yesterday we had a lesson with him and all of a sudden we feel this drop of rain and then BOOM! it started pouring rain so we all grabbed our things and ran inside. The rain is crazy here! one second it is sunny and hot and the next second down pouring rain and... well still hot!!!! 

Missionary work is truly incredible and I love sharing the incredible message and good news of the gospel every day with the people here in the Philippines. This gospel and being baptized is our key into the celestial kingdom! We just have to continue to endure to the end and do our best and we are promised everlasting life. The blessing and miracles here are just pouring out exactly like the rain here. 

Love you all have a good week!

-Sister Thayn (pussycat)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

OCTOBER 12, 2015


HELLO everyone!

This week we finally got to watch General Conference and it was AMAZING!!!! I loved every talk in it and felt like it was exactly for me! I hope everyone got a chance to watch it! Some of the things talked about was how dark our world is becoming and how we need to become better disciples of Christ and have him be the center of our lives and our families lives. Also how life will never be easy but through God anything is possible so we just need to rely on him! Also how we need to keep the Sabbath day holy! It may not seem fun or convenient but I know it will be true peace and joy into you and your families live. I love the question asked "What is keeping me from progressing" we all need to ask ourselves this question because we always need to be progressing in our lives and striving to do our best to draw closer to god. Also how God does answer prayers but he doesn't answer prayers that are out of curiosity we need to be pray with a sincere heart and we WILL receive answers! Conference was absolutely Incredible!

TayTay Edwardo with Sister Fantone and Thayn
This was hard because we got punted a lot in our lessons so we did our best to find more investigators. It was hard especially going to the whole other side of our area for a lesson just to find out that they aren't even home. But we didn't let that stop us! We met this lady names Cynthia sitting on the side of the road watching her daughters play with their friends so we went to talk to her and she said we could come back and visit her. The next night we were planning and decided we wanted to go visit her but for some reason we could not remember her name or couldn't find her information in our planners so we just went to the area that we remembered she said she lived and we found this other lady named Linda and she helped us find Cynthia and as a result we were able to teach them both and now have a return appointment. It is so amazing to see the lords hand in our work. If we had remembered where we wrote her information in our planner we would have never met Linda and been able to teach her. God works in mysterious ways but his way is always the best!
Our Morning Workout!
A mission is one of the hardest things that I have ever done but also the most rewarding. People here just always make me happy and laugh. We always have so much fun and I love sharing this amazing gospel and helping people come closer to their savior Jesus Christ! I know this church is true and is the only way we can return back into the arms of our loving heavenly father! Thanks for all the support and prayers! LOVE YOU ALL!

-Sister Thayn

Monday, October 5, 2015

OCTOBER 4, 2015

Zone Conference at the Beach and MICE!!
Hello Everyone!

This week has been good! We have another amazing investigator whose name is Joselito! We were teaching him the other day and invited him to be baptized and he accepted! We gave him a date to be baptized but he said he needs to know all before he can be baptized and we said perfect! thats exactly what you need to do! He is really progressing and loves reading the book of mormon and he asks lots of questions and I just pray every time that I can answer them well enough! 

We also taught Edwardo and he said that he is praying about the prophets and really has a desire to know! I am so excited for him! After our lesson with him he took us to a Tyangge (little convenient store) and bought us coke and cupcakes! He is the funniest and sweetest man ever!!! 
Snack Time with Edwardo

A funny story this week while we were teaching Joselito i saw 4-5 mice running across the floor and was just trying to contain my fright and they kept running by my feet and my companion could tell that I was a little jumpy and all of a sudden we were just all talking and my companion reaches her foot over and taps my foot and I almost jumped in the air I was so scared cause I thought it was a mouse and she just laughed!! haha but I was terrified! That was not the first time I have had encounters with mice! I was walking into a members house and a giant rat ran across my foot... Yeah I screamed!! haha and everyone just laughed at me! 

Today we had a zone activity at the beach which was very fun! I am loving my mission. Although some days are very hard and get overwhelming I do my best to see the eternal perspective and see how I am bringing others unto christ and it always makes my day better! Thanks for all your prayers! Love you all!

Zone Conference at the Beach
-Sister Thayn