Monday, 4 September 2017

6 Meses for the WIN!

Super fun amazing week. A lot of activity and happenings last week. Loving it so badly hahaha! Im learning now how to ¿ganchilyo? and the two stick also, I forgot what is called




We had a Zone Conference last Jueves it was so amazing to learn new stuffs that really helps a lot on our work. So tricky for me kasi they speak spanish while teaching the principles of teaching like the Savior. It makes me understrand more the need of know as soon as possible the language to help the hungry souls of MANTARANA, TARMA!

We had an activity after Zone Conference, a practice teaching entitled, ´Maestro como el Maestro´. Im not a participant on that activity because only for 6 months up in the field can do the practice teaching, but still had a chance to facilitate and see how to have a better teaching skills from other missionary. 

Well my batchmate in CCM is on our Zone and they slep on our apartment, happy time with them to know his progress.


Also last Saturday was my companions Birthday ánd we celebrate it with the District as we surprise him after out District Meeting. So amazing to celebrate with other missionary. hihih! 


We also had another celebration of his on the Branch President´s house which is another cake. 


We also had another celebration of his on the Branch President´s house which is another cake. 



But last was also a blast. So its Fast Sunday and during the testimony meeting I really felt the spirit while the members bore their testimony and that is the most powerfull promting to me to bear mine own too. And its amazing because it was more fluent than what I think of. The power of the Spirit is real, trully is!

So now this is what I send to our mission President:

Estoy muy feliz por el éxito de esta semana. Aprendo mucho de sus talleres y de la práctica de la enseñanza. Me hizo comprender la importancia de conocer las necesidades de los investigadores y no sólo enseñarles la doctrina. Es muy importante usar Predicar mi Evangelio para ayudarnos a acercarlos a Dios, desarrollar fe en él y actuar sobre él. Sé que conduciría a la conversión ya un cambio poderoso del corazón.

Tener también la práctica de enseñar con los Asistentes y ser su escucha me hace tener una idea de enseñar esos principios.

Bueno, mi compañero tuvo su cumpleaños el sábado pasado. Fue una buena experiencia para él y para mí como su compañero.

También experimentamos este domingo un gran tiempo con nuestro investigador mientras invitamos al presidente de la rama a ayudarnos a desarrollar la confianza en el Señor ya conocer más el evangelio restaurado. Fue una enseñanza increíblemente grande, y realmente sentí el espíritu y sé que ellos también lo hacen.

El Espíritu del Señor es realmente real y estoy feliz de compartirlo a través de la predicación del Evangelio a los demás. Bueno, creo que mi español está haciendo bien, poco a poco. Comenzaron a comprenderme más después de que me oyeron dar mi testimonio ayer. Gracias por todo el Presidente. Construir la confianza con la ayuda de los miembros es real, más poderoso y más ayuda para convertirse
Pray for our investigator. Love you all! Till next week! Goodbless!

Love lots,
Elder Francia

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Pics to Share :)

*These were from Elder Francia's email last week. I apologize for the very late uploads :)
-Nikka







Monday, 28 August 2017

Spanish is REAL!

Its a Happy week for all! We had some great experience, some ups and down. There is like a fiesta thing here and the marching band really makes the beat. But still continue to find and work hard. 

We had a lo of potential investigators who were so amazing and hospitable. They were like Filipino too but different dialect. Theirs a lo of `abuelo/a` here and live alone. We had great investigators too. One of our investigator is Sandra, 12 years old and really want to baptize. She even wants to become a missionary someday that part of her prayer one time is that she ask those things, the truhfullness of the gospel and many more. It was themost heart felt and AMAZING prayer I heard from an investigator. 


Great view right? on our apartment. Well I`m starting to love the place even though is cold as always. The people love me too, so `amable` that one time a woman kiss me he cheeks, *freeze for a while and don`t know what to do, Well she`s a fuure investigator that`s why. So now were trying to be more carefull on that kind of situation. 


 A photo with our amazing chief Hermana Sara, our pentionista. Im loving all those hings even though I`m quite homesick. huhuhu! But don`t worry, I`m geting better and beter each day as I focus on he work of he Lord. Need more sweaters for cold season and I`m loving it.

I testify the power and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Missionary work is real and powerfull as it helps others to be converted and recieved the eternal happiness, the eternal life. The gift of tongues and interpretation dwells more in my heart as I learn to love him especially his children on their eternal soul. Next week again. Chao!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Here now in Huancayo and serving with the fullness of mine intents. The scenery here is so good, mountains, hills and the freezing cold weather. Were 8 in our batch and so happy to ride on a suite doubledecker bus on my awesome haircut. So classy. hihih!




Its great to meet the mission president and our trainors. So my companion is Elder Woltjen and is super good to me. He expects a lot from me because he said I am better than him when he was a greenie and that he wants me to train after this cycle of possiple because I´ve been out for couple of months and that he said I can do it very well. Well our area is on Tarma District, Mantarana Branch. Well during the ride we had on a van becuase ther is no bus thattime is that when I´m about to sleep. A car hit us, on part of my side where I´am sitting. Broken glasses everywhere but I´m good also my companion, some minor scratch on the other passengers. 


Far behind the picture is the real accident were two cars really hit bad. So President and his wife pick us up and went to the hospital to check us but I all good, thats good news. We spend another day on Huancayo before really going to our area.


My stuffs were goos ao don´t worry. My companion just had a minor ¿concusion? I don´t know if its correct. hihihi! Well the the next ride we had to our area is on bus now and the view of our area a far was so cool.


Our area is so cold and I don´t know if I can live here for long. The members were good, our pensionista is good too and cooks good food. The were  really amaze because I´m from far away land. Food became my terrible problem because it is so weird. Well just last Saturday  I had a really bad diarrhea that I go to the restroom for almost 20 plus times within 24 hours. Good thing I was able to attend the sacrament. I had also a chance to baptize this saturday in spanish. I testify the Holy Ghost is real and it really helps me to testify in spanish to to find new investigatos. Thats all for now. Chao. NO much to write. Next week again!

Love lots,
Elder Francia

Thursday, 10 August 2017

ASOMBROSO! Last week in CCM!

I´m so excited to go out here in CCM and share the gospel to the Peruvian. This will be my last week and now I need to study more on my language. The proselyting activity we had was amazing and so happy to know in a blink of an eye the beauty of Peru. So happy to experience it and more happy because after a week it would be awesome months left on my mission. 



I know affliction would come but through the Lords help and thrusting to my sickle with my might it would be an awesome days (Alma 26:5). Nothing much for this week because I´m so excited on looking forward the days I would have next week. I know it would be a great. Till next email.

I know the Book of Mormon is true and blue. Love you all and Miss you!


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

CINCO MESES! Time so FAST!

Hey! Life is good here in CCM. I´m having a great time improving myself on the language, understanding, obedince and my spiritual growth. Happy because of what I´m achieving now here. 



I learn alot this week about SETTING GOALS  and also developing CHRIST LIKE ATTRIBUTE! I happy knowing the importance of it and how can I improve those things maybe not here but in the FIELD. 



We had a session today and itsAMAZING becasue its on SPANISH which is adorable for me. I love it because I was able to measure myselfs understanding the language which I did great on it.

I´m on my FIVE months na pala, time so FAST! New Filipino with us pala ngayon. Happy to serve the Lord and so you do! Keep it all and I love you all!​

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

AVANZADOS! 3 Semanas to go!

HOLA! Super happy and so awesome week. Missionaries were now moving to their respective areas.  I´m missing them now for they were really good people. 




We even went to the immigration this Monday to have out residence ID. I´m so happy to be out of CCM even once in a while. The city of Lima is so GOOD. So clean and cold. The traffic is like Manila too. My glasses were broken after having out fon gaming. hihihi!. 


I really like the Spiritual Experience I have here because it really strengthens me. I know the Lord really helps us in times our trials and despair. The Lord sends his help as we respond to his will. The Holy Ghost really help me on my langauge at he brigns in my remembrance the things that I had treasure. I love these things happening to me right now and hoping for a better on the field as I testify them the truthfullness og the Gospel of Jesus Christ and The Book of Mormon. We use to sing on choirs during devotional talk and I´m loving it becasue its on spanish. Even though I don´t know the lyrics, I´m loving it. I love you and Miss you all!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Muy Frio!

Muy Frio! Always cold here and I´m loving it. It is really had to take a bath because its cold but I´m trying to have at least once a day. I´m so happy to my progress this week The language progress. I love now playing volleyball and soccer even though I´m not good. I love the learning I receive here on my studies and Devotionals. I´m really practicing my Spanish by being with friends with the natives. Well I did bought some cool stuff and I guess I will let you see that next week because I really don´t have much time. We have a lot of books to study and I´m struggling how to put things up accordingly. Well pray for me and hope for the best for me this week. Love you all and miss you all! Take care as you keep/continue reading the Book of Mormon that makes you transform and be more converted. I love the Book of Mormon. Chao!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Te Amo Peru!

Hola amigos! Here now in Peru and I´m having a great time here learning my language which is Spanish. I met a lot of good people here on CCM especially the native speaker. Talking to them makes me practice the language I am now learning. 

We had a long flight plus our connecting flights. We even celebrate the 4 of July. hihihi! Its hard to be on long plane ride especially if its your first time. We made friends during connecting flights and that makes me feel a missionary even on flights.


I still love the flight even though its long, great experience for me. We landed safety on Peru and love it so much.



It looks like Philippines. The CCM and the Temple were on the urbanize area I guess. Its like BGC and its very clean. But I saw during the ride that on other parts of the city is not that good. Lima is on sand dunes but not dusty because its cold. 

I struggle on my word right now because I still don´t know what study learning should I use. Still I am trying to figure out what it is. Muy frio aquir en Peru y yo soy infermo. Its always cold here, night and day. I realize now the need of using suits and sweaters which I do everyday to prevent getting my colds worst. 


We had a chance today to go to the temple and I really love it. The feeling inside the temple was a great experience to have. I felt the love of the Lord to me even better. His spirit that makes me feel comforted on my situation right now.  Yo se que el Espiritu Santo es verdad y nos dar paz en nuestros vive.


I love you all and continue to support me on the tract I am having right now. The Lord will protect and guide you too as you TRUST Him on guiding you. Pray for me amigos! Hasta luego! Chao!

Love lots,
Elder Francia

Monday, 24 April 2017

His Yoke is Easy and His Burden is Light

Hi Guys! It's been a struggling week for us, both in good and bad things. But still we need to be positive always. The heat really makes my mood bad every time. Good thing this week is that almost everyday there's a member that would work with us. It makes our work more easy to teach female investigators.

Tuesday. A member worked with us and happy to be with him on finding and teaching investigators. We had a new investigator and they're so good to us. They attended Sunday Services for 4 times from another ward but to find out that they live in our area made us very happy.

Wednesday.I'm so happy to teach Brother Joseph as we prepare him for his Baptismal Interview. We taught him about the Gospel of Jesus Christ for him to fully understand the purpose of him being baptized. Also we taught our recent converts. Happy to say that our recent convert even worked with us and that he's happy doing this work and more!

Thursday. Worked again and finding all the time, we taught Brother Joseph again and taught him about the Commandments of the Lord such us The Law of Chastity, Word of Wisdom and Sabbath.

Friday. Weekly planning with our solid work was quite fun and tiresome.

Saturday. It's Brother Joseph's baptismal Interview and happy that he passed it. They even gave us a treat. We re-taught recent converts today and able to help them to deepen their knowledge about the gospel. Happy for their inspired and interesting questions.

Sunday. It's our Ward Conference and it so happened that the electricity went out. Still continued the meetings. We had a successful Missionary Coordination Meeting with our ward missionaries and ward mission leader. We were able to have splits today and able to teach more less -active and investigators. We even face heavy rain at the last hour of our work. A dinner at a members house and went home wet but fulfilling!

Work of the Lord is not really easy but if we let the Lord guide us and direct us, He will lead us to success. I may feel unmotivated or inadequate but the hard working members inspires me to work and move along. Working with members is really awesome and fulfilling! Love you all! Continue to be willing and consecrated as we obey his commandments.

Love lots,
Elder Francia

Monday, 17 April 2017

Hello Week!

Happy Week! I had a Holy Week here n Angeles City. As you don't know, they had a tradition here wherein they flog and drag crosses through public streets. they suffer themselves to pain in honor and reverence of Christ crucifixion. To impost self-agony while walking on the street of summer heat.

Well we see those things almost everyday this week. I'm just sad for them on what they were doing. But still, we continue to work even we experience flecks of their blood.

Wednesday. Its transfer announcement. I'm so nervous because most of the Zone were transferred and had a new companion. Lucky for us we're still companions. Well one of our 'kabahay' was transferred that's why were sad. After those, our zone ate at a member's house wherein they were so good. It became a farewell activity for the zone. 

Thursday. Finding was great today this Maundy Thursday. I love to see in a way of pity those people whose whip themselves on the street. Our new investigator today used to bible bash us. Its bad, but good thing we were able conclude it with a prayer. Also today we taught a part-member family were in he is so GOLDEN for he accepted our Baptismal Goal Date this April 29. I know he will be really in that date. So happy for Brother Joseph Guttierez. The problem we had now is that he lives on the farthest area we had, hoping that were able to visit him that often.

Friday.After Weekly Planning, we prepare ourselves for the Zone Interview of President Clark here in our Apartment. We made our place clean and tidy. So happy for the positive outcome of it. I love the way President and Sister Clark assist us and help us to progress in our work by having a meaningful interview that inspired me. We then went work after as our location is to Pandacaqui, our farthest area. A member worked with us and used his tricycle on our work. We make visit to the members out there and also our new investigator Brother Joseph. Glad to work with a member.

Saturday. Today we had a great planning day. Happy for us that our Ward Mission Leader worked with us. But then unexpected things happened, we became panted. Still we made our work positive by working smart and relying in the Spirit. Well the work of the Lord is not easy but I know we can do it still.

Sunday. It's Easter! Many members attended the sacrament. After Sunday services, we planned to work on splits to hasten the work in Pandan Ward. We went to Pandacaqui again and taught Brother Joseph. I love the way the members participate on teaching our investigators.It brings another witness of the truthfulness of the Church. I'm just praying for Brother Joseph's progression as he continues to reading the Book of Mormon can make him have a great testimony and foundation of the Gospel as what President Monson said on last General Conference. 

One of the greatest weeks of mine and will continue to cherish each moment. Even though I'm just temporarily assigned here, I love to work with them. I testify the help of members present work really help some else conversion. Pray for our investigator and I love you all! 

Love lots,
Elder Francia


Monday, 10 April 2017

General Conference!

How's the week been for you guys? Mine is awesomely great, SUPER! Well our work this week is not really that much, but it's okay because of the things I learn from meetings, and conference. Hearing those things makes me more motivated and to act on what I know what is right thru God's will.
We just had our "Power Scrub" today in our apartment. Well we arrange things and stuffs for a better view. I feel more that it's like my home now. Worth the sweat I had on cleaning and making it more pleasing to the Lord's eyes, as cleanliness is next to Godliness.
Wednesday. We just had our Zone Training Meeting, which is good to remind us of our goals for this month of April to Baptized 200. Well,  we have 33 names listed down to be baptized this month here in our zone. It's a good number for us to participate for our Mission goal of 200 baptisms this month. We even had our Zone lunch together at Mang Inasal. It's great to have this kind of bonding in our Zone for us to be unified and an assist for all to press forward.
Thursday. After studies, we went to Tarlac for the Trainer/Trainee Meeting. I had a great time on knowing and helping others to have a better companionship especially for us Greenie. hihihi! I learn to be like the Refiners Fire that trials comes and happiness go after we surpasses it. I love the way President and Sister Clark help us on adjusting. Many things were realized and needed to be changed as part of being the Lord's true disciple.
Friday. Work whole day with Brother Edsel. Even though plans fall short, still continue to face those challenges of rejection. Happy for us that we still have a Dinner Appointment on a member's birthday.
Saturday. Saturday Session was so inspiring. Many truths were understand and edified. Such a great privilege to those revelations from the leaders and prophet of God. I even know more my purpose and happy to serve more with great desire. More thankful also on the progress of the church.
Sunday.Happy to hear in the Conference about the new Temple announcement which is in greater Manila. Also thankful for hearing the prophet's talk about having a strong testimony by building it on a foundation that will never falter, the keystone of our religion, the Book of Mormon. I know those things I heard in the Conference were true and that we should seek the Lord's words. I love you all!
Love lots,
Elder Francia
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Monday, 13 March 2017

TRAINING AND INTERVIEW... AWESOME!!



Hola! Its been 2 weeks here in the field. My adjustments were pretty good. Well about the work, its pretty good and tiring. We used to walk and walk under the blazing sun this week. My companion and I were very tired day after the day because of the heat. The thing is, we weren't able to find new investigators this few day. Well I know it will be easy for us to find but still pushing forward.

Well we had our Zone Training Meeting last Wednesday. I met the other missionaries in our zone and also one of the missionaries waiting for her visa for Peru, Sister Orani. We had a great training, learning and realizing the things we need to do as a consecrated missionary of the Lord in Angeles Mission. As a new missionary, I learned a lot of things I need to do especially on adjusting as a missionary. Well my companion helps me on a lot of things and on handling my stress,. Hahaha!

We had our Zone Interview with President and Sister Clark last Saturday. I'm so happy to meet them especially having some time to talk about my concerns and needs as a new missionary which President Clark really understands. My situation as a missionary who didn't have any MTC experience makes me so blank and curious which I guess based on my personality. I learn from President Clark on how to use the Progress Record especially on using it on missionary Council Meeting (MCM). I also love the "no bake" cookie of Sister Clark offered to us. I love it!

This Sunday was quiet amazing and partly bad i guess. Well our 3 progressing investigator, the Ursal Family whom we visited this week weren't able to attend Sunday Services, and that's a sad thing. But the thing is, members brought some investigators with them today, police men. Its cool but the problem is that they are not from our area. We had MCM and went too good for we were able to talk about the worker who will work with us this week and those who we will visit like members and investigators that live very far from the chapel.

Our work this Sunday was great for we were able to have a new investigator. She's Vea Ismaya from Bacolod who studies here in Angeles. Our lesson with here was great, she is an active listener and able to accept our baptismal date for her. It took us almost an hour but its okay, she's good. Well she's the only one we had yesterday.

We were able to clean our apartment today. Deep cleaning, which is a good feeling after all the hard work we had on cleaning the mess the previous missionary did. hahaha! Well I'm pretty well all this days. Please pray for Sister Vea and Ursal family and also for our future investigators. Work Work WORK! Love you all! Adios.


Love Lots!

Elder Francia

Monday, 6 March 2017

ON MY NAME TAG!

Hi everyone! I'm now on Angeles Mission as my temporary assignment while waiting for my Visa. My companion here is Elder Arnold, where in Pandan Angeles City (Pandan Ward). I'm pretty good in here even though I didn't enter MTC. Its weird because I don't have any idea about how these things work. But my companion told me that I'm good which motivates me to press forward. Well on my first day here in Angeles, we had some orientation for us new missionaries. Its cool and trilling for my part, but i know i can do it then.


So President and Sister Clark, our mission president were so cool. I learn a lot from them, like the Assistants and the Couple Missionaries here. I learn about consecration which the mission wants us to do. I also learn about the 4L's of our Mission President which is to 1) Let go of Pride, 2) Love to Obey, 3) Learn the Gospel, 4) Leave the World Behind. I Love the way the Mission President assist us to be a consecrated missionary. They really guide us to be the Lords true disciples. I love here even though its only my temporary assignment. We even had a chance to work with the Office Elders during the evening that day.


Well here in the field is so sweet. We do Finding all the time because we don't have much investigators. Even though Finding is not really my thing because I'm not good on socializing, it really test my capability. I know I can do it. Still we had some progressing investigators who is really sweet to have. They even attended the church last Sunday.


So Sunday here in the field is do amazing to have. I bore my testimony on the congregation and happy to hear them too. I didn't tell them that I'm only on temporary which I think is cool not to. Hihihi! After the service, we had MCM and went straight to work after. The workers here were so cool, they really work wholeheartedly. Very warm, they're really hard on to missionary work. I love to work with them.


We have some kabahays here in our apartment. Our apartment is even on a compound were members were besides our house. We can even ask for food for them, love it. I had my laundry last Saturday wherein we were able to use washing machine from member whose besides our home. I have a lot of adjustments here in the field especially on sleeping. hahaha! But i think i can manage those things easily. I love the Ward and the Area even though its hard. I love missionary work. I love the work of the Lord. Pray for our investigators and all missionaries all over the world. I love you all!


Email me at hervie.francia@myldsmail.net. Love lots! <3


PS. Sorry I don't have pictures for now because i don't have any camera for now. Just for now I guess.



Elder Francia,

Peru Huancayo Mission I Philippines Angeles Mission