Tuesday, April 29, 2014

So heres the thing......

Hey fam! Well this week changed my mission pretty hard core! So heres the thing.... you know how last Monday I told you I wasn't transferring.... I was wrong! Late that night after the Amazing party at the Tyes with great food and fun, Elder Lilly got a call, and he was transferring. Then later I also got a call! I know you already know I was called to be a district leader! But not just that, I got transferred out in the boonies of Naic. And that was okay, but after that I also found out that me and my companion are shotgunning the area! So I was a little more stressed. THEN, the next day I found out were not just shotgunning, were opening up a Naic D a new area, which means we have nothing to start with, we gotta find everything! So things changed pretty quick! Half the area is just rice fields so it will be even harder to find people there haha! My companion is from Samoa, Elder Leaupeptele. He just finished his training, and he's crazy! haha but a very humble guy. AND I missed the Molero baptism! Which was defiantly the worst part for me! But yeah so I'm pretty scared, But I know Heavenly Father is just building "good timber" I read one of my favorite poems that gives me peace in times like this. Good timber by Douglas Mallock. Well on the bright side my area is beautiful! No more in the city haha! And im excited to open up the Naic district! I have felt great peace through all of this change. And im so grateful for the opportunities the lord has given me! I miss Golden City like crazy but weve got some work to do here in Naic:)
Elder MC
Wait one more thing! Mom I just got your package thank you! im gonna get big again! haha jk but its nice for mornings! and thank you to the Millers for the package! You guys are theee best! Sorry I haven't emailed you guys I just always run out of time! But thanks for always thinking about me! I love you guys!

                         Pics of beautiful Naic and me and my new comp. Elder Leaupeptele

Called to be a District Leader

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

mga lipat ulit!

Hey FAM! Happpy Easter!! I forgot it was Easter here haha, They dont really have Easter they just have Holy week where people just do nothing for 4 days haha. But this week has been great! I'm nervous because we will find out who transfers today. I think i'm here for one more! Which is fine with me cause I love it here anyways! Also because we have a baptism of 4 next week! You know Bro. Molero who was my first baptism here? He will be baptizing his family this Saturday! I'm freaking happy because you have no idea how hard this family is to teach, and how many struggles we went through with them. But through prayer, fasting, and more prayer.hahaha they made it And I am glad I get six more weeks to help them stay strong! Well also We won the contest! We will be using the rest of our Pday to party at the TYES! I'm stoked man, stoked. And because it was holy week we had an awesome Sacrament attendance haha. Well I dont have a lot of time, I love the Easter season, but I guess its always Easter and Christmas because I will never forget my Savior. Here I really have had so much joy understanding his Atonement and using it to learn Tagalog, to teach, to be happy, and to recieve strength in everything I do! Well love you! Happy Easter homies!
Elder MC

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Its Hawt.......

OY! whats up! First of all..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNA!!!! I LUV YA!!!! 13 now man thats crazy, you wanna know something funny? My most recent convert is 13 and has a crush on you hahaha. I told him to stay off. Thats sweet you got a nice free vacation. Its so hawt here right now, I would love to swim haha. Well this week has been really good. We have been working with a family whos mom is just so freaking hard to teach, they live in the straight up boonies! They just dont have a lot of social skills, we have re taught the lessons twice now and man we have done all we could with them, but finally with much fasting and prayer they will be baptized hopefully april 26th right after transfer day :/ haha. But im stoked for them. Also Conference was sweet!!!! Luckily it was in English, every talk was awesome! Especially Dallin H. Oaks talk on priesthood. He went hard on those protesting priesthood pants wearin lady's haha. But actually it had great info. The talks were just what I needed and what the world needed. Can't wait to read them. And lastly we did win the contest! both of them! So we get to go to the Tye's mansion next monday and chow down! Im freakin stoked! Well this week was super good love you all!
Elder C

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Man im excited for conference!

What up. So this week was good!
The work is going really well, we had an interesting proposition given to us by President Tye this week. The standards for excellence for our mission is 14 new investigators per week. And we usually average like 4 or 5 a week. haha same with the rest of the mission. So he said whichever zone has every companionship get 14 new investigators, we eat dinner at the Tyes! haha and thats like Disneyland here! But I was pretty nervous because finding and getting referrals is not my best missionary quality. But we knew we could do it. With the sprirt we could do anything, and in three days we got 16 new investigators! It was sick! With two great families that we hope to progress with. Also everyone in the zone got 14 or more, so it looks like we won, we are just waiting for the announcement. So that was sweet! Also this week was pretty sad, because one of our Ward Missionaries who works with us like everyday. His older brother was murdered. Stabbed to death. So this week has been really hard for him, and we attended his brothers service yesterday. And it was sooo spiritual. Our bishop was awesome, and when he spoke there wasnt a dry eye there. I love that kid so it just broke my heart when I heard about it. He was just about to start his papers too. He lost a lot of faith, but we are going to help him get it back! But yeah that was our week, nothing new! Just working hard!
Elder MC

                Just wanna let Reggie know he's not the only one who can teach a monkey!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Yo Yo Yo

Hey! So this week was pretty much normal! No big changes haha, just teaching and preaching. Loving it. Since we had these baptisms we lost some investigators so this week we realized we gotta find more people to teach! So we did, we found a really good family through a referral we received. Also our Recent coverts are awesome. Harold works with us like 5 times a week haha. The reason Brother Moleros family was not baptized with him is becuse they just were not ready and didnt understand and I dont want no Less active baptism. haha Its so hard to teach them! Its like they want to be baptized but dont want to feel the spirit. So we have been really praying hard for them that the lessons would go better. And these last two went great, they are finally getting it. So that was sweet. But yeah, that was our week in the picture I sent you can see our new neighbor a big ol Carabao! haha we walk past him everyday and I just wanna jump on and take a ride with that big mama jamma! haha but yeah this week is good! love you fam hope you have a great week:)

                                        My new neighbor and my new weight set!