Monday, June 6, 2016

Week 68

Monday, June 6, 2016

Hi mom!!!!

I am good today :) I am happy and full of delicious food :) I love food... but besides the point :) I am good, and little tired from the trip down to Naga :) But buhay pa!

Tatay Jaymie is ok.. We think and hope... We think that he is avoiding us... because he got offended because the Deacon didn't pass him the sacrament the one Sunday he came to church and it is just a really big heart break because he has returned to cigarettes and maybe drinking.... But it just makes me sad for this miscommunication.... He might also be upset with himself because he hasn't come to church, and so because of that his baptismal date keeps moving.... :((((((((((((( but I know that no effort is wasted, and we just help him plant and grow his testimony and there are different missionaries that will harvest him :). But just keep praying for him :)

I met one of the best sisters in the whole world on Wednesday!!!! Her name is Sister Gina. She is a member in the Daet stake, and she has stage four throat cancer. But the thing about this Sister is that if you just met her on the street, you would never know that she has cancer. Let alone stage four! but as I talked with her on Wednesday, I was reminded of what we have because we have the gospel in our lives :) I cannot describe the things that I felt in that room as I talked with her. I felt the spirit, and I felt the comfort of the Holy Ghost, and I thought that miracles will happen in this room and in her and her families life. Her two oldest children are preparing for missions and they are just sooo strong :). They have testimonies of the Gospel and they know where they are going and why they are here. I was thinking about that earlier, and about how if there was no God, and if there was no Gospel of Jesus Christ, there would absolutely be no direction to our lives. Actually, that's like Satan's plan for us.... just live and do whatever and just die... thats all. I am sooo glad that we have the gospel and we know our purpose in life :). I love being a missionary :).

And then I love the promptings of the Spirit!!!!!! This week we were teaching a family of like a nanay, her nephew and their cousins. So its not like a family, but it is a family.... They have been investigators for a while, but last week was the first time I felt the spirit that strong there in one of their lessons. I felt the spirit behind every word I said and sister Eteru said. It was amazing. And this week we taught them about the Book of Mormon, and after we finished the lesson, I extended a baptismal date, thinking in the back of my head, why am I extending a date...? I know that they won't accept... but I extended the date, and that's when all the questions started :) and as they started to ask the quesitons I realized a couple things about my calling.... one of them is I fulfill my purpose when I extend baptismal dates, because when I just teach them, I just share information, but when I share information AND invite them to commit, that's when they have to use their faith. I have learned so much about faith this week that I don't have enough time to type it all!!!! But I love Faith!!!! I just love the Gospel of Jesus Christ!!!! Like Ahahaha I love being a missionary :).

So this week is just crazy!!!! I might die on Saturday, but we will see how well this week goes :) Today, we had interviews with President Reeder and then we try as hard as we can to have a "Normal P-day' and then tomorrow, we have MLC, and that will be long, but fun. We have a discussion item about reading the handbook 2, administering to the church, and how that it will not only help us with helping the wards and branches, but as we get ready to enter our future as future leaders :) I am kinda freaking out about this... I received the revelation for this about 10:20 at night.... We will see how it goes.... Then Tuesday night we have planning for exchanges on Wednesday, and then we have exchanges on Wednesday, and then weekly planning on Thursday and then we have zone training on Friday and then Just a normal day on Saturday and just pure craziness this week :D I will email you next week about this week.... :DDD Kung buhay pa ako... :)

um..... Thats about all.... Thats all that I remember this week :). BASTA it was a good learning week! I know that as we stay humble and really try to listen to the spirit, we will come closer to Christ and we will become more like him :)

I love you all!!!!

Love Sister Emma Kate Nelson!

Week 67

Monday, May 30, 2016

Hi mom!!!

I am good this week!!! It was Transfer announcement today, and I am still here in Daet, and this is where I will finish my mission :) I have 12 weeks left, and I am excited and nervous and all of that in between :)

Angelica has the potential to be amazing! But the problem is that she still has to come to church, and she is more or less just interested in listening.. Thats the way it is for a lot of the investigators here... They are willing to listen and to pray, but they are not willing to really investigate, just to learn more about Jesus Christ.

We have this one Nanay that is a part member, her daughters and son are members, but she is not willing to come to church, her name is nay Lenny. She knows that the church is true and she knows that the Book of Mormon is true, but She struggles to come to church. It makes me sad, but I know that no effort is wasted. She loves us :) We are just a part of their family :) Thats how is it with a lot of these Nanays and Tatays :D We are their children :) And they feed us all the time :) They make me happy to know that I have a mom and dad here in Daet :).

One of these Nanay and tatay, is nanay and tatay Abarca :) I told them that in August that I will just go home to them, and that I can't go home to you, and they said ok :DDD What will happen to your mom, I said that she would come here and get me... :D They laughed :)

Do you remember Tatay Jaymie.... he was progressing for a while and then some trials came and so he wasn't able to come to church and then he got offended, but he knows that the church is true. So if you can put his name on the prayer roll, that would be awesome!!!! I love you all sooo much!!!!

I just love my mission, and I know that God loves us and I know that this church is true!!!

Love Sister Emma Nelson