Saturday, November 28, 2015

NOVEMBER 22, 2015

BAPTISMS and Cockroaches... 
HELLO everyone!  This was such a good week! Tatay Edwardo has his baptismal interview and is READY to be baptized! Our District Leader who gave him the interview said that he asked him one question and Edwardo did the rest of the talking and answered all the other questions without him even having to ask them! We are so excited for his baptism this Saturday!!! It is truly amazing how the gospel can change other people lives!

Edwardos Baptism interview

My companion and I goal for this Transfer has been to find and teach families. We have found a few families but none of them have been interesting and wont accept us after the first visit. It is sometimes frustrating because we can see that they are searching for something in their lives and have trials and we have the perfect and exact thing that they need in their life but they wont accept it. But all we can do is offer all that we have and it is their choice whether or not to accept it, we cannot force it on them. 
FHE with Azuelo Family

But good news we found a family this week! The Azuelo family! It is actually like three families but they all are related and live in the same houses. We did a Family Home Evening with them for our first visit and they absolutely loved it and want us to come back! We had so much fun and I am so excited to help and teach them the gospel! 

Something funny but absolutely terrifying that happened this week was I had just gotten into my Pajamas and was walking around the apartment about to go to bed and then one of the sisters yells DON'T MOVE!!!! So i freeze and then they hit me with a shoe so then I start freaking out cause now i know there is a bug on me and I thought it was gone but NOPE! I look down on my shirt and there was a giant Cockroach on my shirt and I just start screaming! It was quite the scene! HAHA but my house mates got it of and my Companion killed it! (Thats what companions are for!!!!) We all laughed so hard but I seriously had a heart attack! it was absolutely terrifying!!!! 

Laundry by hand
Well there is my week for you! Hope all is well at home! I would love to hear from you all! Have a good week!

Sister Thayn

NOVEMBER 15, 2015

WHEN YOU GOT TO GO...You got to go!
Sunset from my apartment

Another Week has gone by! Time goes by too fast! This week was a crazy week but also definitely a challenging week! We were punted a lot this week and it was challenging because lots of the people we were teaching really had no desire to listen. It is so hard especially when we know we have what they are looking for but they don't want to listen or have no desire. At least we are planting and preparing them for the future when they may be ready!

Two weeks ago I finished the Book of Mormon. I love reading from the scriptures daily and truly pondering and studying them. I especially love the Book of Mormon, it truly is the word of God and if we read and ponder from them daily it will give us all the direction and guidance we are looking for in our life, we just have to do our part! 

This week has been very exciting with Tatay Edwardo! He came to church for his 4th time in a row. Even though he cant hear anything that is going on in the classes he just reads his Book of Mormon and pamphlets and loves it! His faith is so strong! We taught him after church about keeping the Sabbath day holy and about the Priesthood we told him after he is baptized he can also hold the priesthood. He was so excited about everything and is so happy to be baptized. When he would get excited and really understand the things we were teaching him he would pound his hand on the table and go "OHHHHHH!!!!! Now i understand!!!" He has his interview this Saturday and will be baptized the next!! This is truly the best feeling ever! I love being a missionary!

Waiting for other sisters while we are
locked outof our apartment
I love being a missionary so much! It is definitely not the easiest but it is so incredibly rewarding! I love this gospel so much and love how it brings everyone together and unifies us no matter what race or culture you are. Although there are so many languages in the world we all speak the language of the spirit and that is the most key thing in missionary work is to have the spirit with you at all times and in all lessons. 

Something funny this week was having to use the bathroom while out proselyting... Wow that was quite the experience! But when you got to go... YOU GOT TO GO! They led me to this shed thing in the back that had curtains as walls. I walked in and there was this kind of toilet thing in the middle and well the rest is history! I never thought I would be so grateful for something as simple as a toilet I am just so happy i remembered to bring toilet paper with me! Also the bathroom door in our house is broken so sometimes when you are in there the door swings open! It is quite the adventure when you are in a cold shower trying not to freeze and then the door opens... HAHA we have just learned to be careful while in the bathroom!!! HAHA  Something crazy I ate this week was Chicken Intestines! That was interesting! It wasn't terrible but definitely was different than anything I have ever tried before!!! Well that is all of my CRAZY week!
Love you all! Hope you have a good week! 

Sister Thayn

Sunday, November 15, 2015

NOVEMBER 8, 2015

Sister Thayn and Sister Crisanto
New companion

It has been another crazy week in the Philippines! This past week was transfer week! Monday we took my companion to the mission home and had to say goodbye cause she was done with her mission. That was so sad especially going home without a companion... dont worry i just joined another companionship! But i got a new companion! Her name is Sister Crisanto! she is so kind! we have lots of fun together! She is from the Philippines! She is so good at teaching so I am so excited to learn more of the language with her and learn and increase my language skills! 

My first attempt in making
Chicken adobo all by myself! SUCESS!!!!
EXCITING NEWS! I am pretty sure Bro. Edwardo will be baptized on November 28! That is our goal and we are really excited for that day!!! I can truly see the gospel working in Edwardos life. Right now we are teaching him repentance and repenting is a huge deal for him cause he has some hard feeling in his family but we are doing our best to help him and he says he is going to swallow his pride and repent! He also told us yesterday how excited he is to be baptized and be fully clean from all his sins! I cannot express my love for him! He is truly prepared and so ready and willing to be baptized I am just so excited for him! Also every visit we have with him he has read so much and studied so much and has so many questions! It is the best feeling ever when people get excited to know and learn more about the gospel. And i have the most amazing job ever to share the gospel everyday! 

Right now we are really working on finding families to teach and baptize. It is our mission goal. And me and my companion made a goal to find a new family every day this coming week! I have a question for you all and who ever is willing to reply but if you could answer this one question for me: "How has the gospel blessed you and your families life? and What is the thing that brings you the most comfort about the gospel?" I cant wait to hear the replies. I will use these in my teachings! thank you so much!


NOVEMBER 1, 2015

Happpy Halloween!

Rambuton (Yummy fruit)
Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a good Halloween Weekend! This week has been a little crazy but so good! We got punted a lot this week because of the holiday but we were able to meet so many people and share a little bit of the gospel with them. In our area we are mainly planting like it says in the scriptures there is a time for planting and harvesting but in our area it is time for planting which is sometimes difficult because we don't always see huge results but is so fun cause we talk with so many people each day!

EXCITING NEWS!!!!! Tatay Edwardo has a baptismal date! Our goal is November 28th I am just fasting and praying that he will  be able to make that goal! He is truly prepared from god and is starting to really recognize the truthfulness of what we are teaching him! Also he came to church for the second time in a row so we were ecstatic about that!!!! Even though he cant hear always his faith is so strong! 

Edwardo brings us food
Also this week we were standing outside a giant house debating whether to knock or not so we did rock paper sissors to see who would knock and sister Fantone lost so she knocked and the people opened the door and then shut it right away... well we were bummed about that but kept going and were just walking and i was praying in my heart that we could find someone and within 3 seconds we were walking past a gate and a man opened the door and it scared us so bad! but we said hello and stated talking to him and he let us in! His name is Clyde and wow he has quite the life! I am pretty sure we are his new psychiatrists! But he separated from his wife and his children have started ignoring him and then we was put in prison because he was sold a stolen motorcycle that he didn't know was stolen and now is living a lone and well long story short has quite the life! But he is also so prepared to learn the gospel! We returned to him to actually teach him yesterday and he had so many questions and we talked about the Plan of Salvation and he says he wants to make it to the Celestial kingdom. We also challenged him to be baptized and he accepted! I cant wait to see how clyde grows! We have so much to teach him but he is so open and receptive and wants to know the truth! And the best part about it all is we have the truth that we can give him! 

P-Day fun!
That's the thing that I love most about this work is we have the answer to every problem. Through Christ's Atonement any problem or hardship can be solved! And I get to share this message and truthfulness with people everyday! What a truly incredible calling I have as a representative of Jesus Christ! This gospel is the most amazing thing and the restoration of the Gospel truly changed the world and now we have everything we need to return to the presence of god and obtain celestial kingdom! All we need to do now is endure to the end by Reading the scriptures especially the Book of Mormon,  Praying with all sincerity of heart, Going to church, and doing our best to be more like Christ everyday!

This week is transfers and I will be getting a new companion! I don't think I will change areas but nothing is impossible so we will see what happens this coming week! I have to say by to Sister Fantone today cause she goes home! This coming week is going to be challenging but I know with god anything is possible!
Thanks for all the Love, Prayers, and Support! Love you all

-Sister Thayn