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