Friday, April 15, 2016

Week 60

Monday, April 11, 2016

Dear mom :).

I am good this week!!! Last night I was looking at my kabahays' trunky calender, and I counted the weeks that I have left, and I realized that I have 19 weeks left!!!!!!!!!! What the heck!!! Where has the time gone!!! I don't know if I really want to come home, or say that I have three transfers left. It is coming so close to me saying that I have 3 months left or 10 weeks left..... It is coming too fast.... And this week Sister Makilan is starting to pack.... D: Nooooooooo!!!! But next week I will be in Naga. I get a new companion on Tuesday!!!! I just really hope that I don't get a companion that I am batch with when I go home, I don't want to transfer until I get transferred home... Daet is my safe haven, I cannot leave it... D: But we will see next Monday!

My Memory card is great! But I forgot my card reader at home.... Dang it! But I promise next week! maybe... it depends on my temporary companions too :).

This has been a week of craziness!!! We were in Naga on Monday and Tuesday and then we were in Pamplona on Wednesday!!! wow.... That was some travel that I was not used to.. :). but it is good adjsutment for the plane ride home... :). Wow... Trunky na Ako talaga... sorry....

Pero!!!! Conference was amazing!!!!!! Like Talaga!!!! I loved it all!!! I really loved Elder Hollands talk as always and President Uchtdofs talk too! They were the very best!!!! I just want you all to know that I know that this church is true!!! I have talked with so many different people of so many different religons that have the biggest desire to do good, but like one of the speakers said was that they lack the keys that they need to enter into the kingdom, and they all lack... something. This church is true and perfect. Jesus Christ is the head of this church, and it really is His church! I know that with all my heart! I know that this is an amazing work full of miracles! I know that Father loves us and is willing to listen and to help us come back to Him. He has given us His son Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost to help us know the truth and to become clean. All we need to do is chose the harder right, and follow Jesus Christ, for if we do that, we will have made the right choice! I know with all my heart that Thomas S. Monson is a Prophet of God. I know that he holds all the keys that we need in this life to do the things we need in this life! I know that if we read The Book of Mormon, we will receive the revelation that it is true and we will be blessed as we are obedient and strive to do keep the commandments! We need not be afraid of Tomorrow, because we can make every day the best day!!!

I love you all and I hope that you have a good week!!!

Love Sister Emma Nelson!
Philippines Naga Mission :).

Monday, April 4, 2016

Week 59

Monday, April 4, 2016

Hi mom!!

I am in Naga today. We had a long list of things to do here in Naga, but they are all done! So now all we have to do is email, sleep and wait for tomorrow..... We are all gonna get hurt, but..... Sometimes we have to get hurt to become better right? I will have fun tomorrow...

I love the kittens!!!!! They are soo cute and fluffy! but sometimes annoying too... they like to come inside, and they are not allowed to do that... but we love them anyways Megan I will try and take one home with me, but thats if I dont leave Daet Before I come home :). I love the green mangos... I will miss the fruit when I come home, and the food. I will really miss the food... But I got this... there is nothing I can't handle.

Brother Romeo, the one with the story about Moses left for his job again, and we dont know when he will come back again, but, he was a fun investigator :). His daughter is a member, and so is his mother in law, so this family has a lot of potential for becoming members!!! They just need prayers and faith! But yes I agree... Sometimes it's sad to see people that don’t know the truth, and they are not willing to listen and to try it for themselves... It hurts, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. We were talking to this one sister that was asking us questions about our mission, and she was like, so after about a year or so at home, will you go back out to a new country and people? And we said no, this is it, we only get one chance, and she said, Wow! So this is a once in a life time thing, and I sat there and wanted to cry because it was true what she said, that this time on a mission is a onetime deal, I never get the chance to go out again, and to serve and to teach with all of my heart, might, mind, and strength... I need to be better, I told Sister Makilan that I wished sometimes that I still had a lot of time left to use what I know, and to become even better, but then she told me that every day, we all have the chance to become better and to look at it as new, and that we can change. I am grateful every day to be a missionary :).

We had this one less active come to church yesterday!!! It was the first time since I have been here, and when we visited her this week, she cried, she wanted to go to church so badly. It makes me sad sometimes when the reason people can’t come to church is because of other people.... or things like that... It is hard...

We had some exchanges in our area this week, and they were ok... Nothing too exciting! My kabahay was my companion for one of them, and she had worked in our area a couple times before, and it was always the same part, and so she asked me, "Is this all of your area? This one street?" I laughed and told her that she was just lucky to always work in this area :). It made me laugh!

ahhahahaha I am happy that Esther got a fishing pole! That makes me happy! I might have to try fishing again when I come home... But we will see....

I love you all and I hope that you have an awesome week!!!! Continue to be happy :)

Love Sister Emma Nelson!