Philippines Manila Mission
P.O. Box 1997,
0714 Makati City
Metro Manila, Philippines
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Sunday, July 8, 2012
July 2nd, 2012....Happy Canada Day!
New companion Elder Kunzler
Elder Berse, Elder Bueno, Elder Fisher and Elder Gagnon at the DiVisoria Mall
Elder Gagnon, Elder Querebin and Elder Berse at the mission office
About to attempt eating the "Big Burger" in under 5 mins. Elder Querebin was the only one who succeeded and got his picture on the wall!
With MTC missionaries they worked with for a day
I hope you enjoyed the quote I put in the subject box. I heard it last week from Elder Kunzler and I really liked it! :D
Last week was really tiring. We didn't get to work in our area till Thursday but the work we did was really great. I got sick last week too so we only got one lesson last Saturday. Elder Kunzler is an awesome companion! We're getting along great! We teach really well together and we're both working really hard. He was also really happy that we became companions. We're going to do great this transfer!
Our investigators are doing really great! By the way things are looking, we are going to have at least 2 baptisms this month. We are going to shoot for 6 though. We have a lot of potentials. Sister Reyna is doing great! She has been to church for the last 2 weeks so we are looking at the 21st for her baptism. She is already really strong and reading the Book Of Mormon everyday. We also have Sister Charlene who came from Leyte. She was taught before and really wants to get baptized, so we have her scheduled for the 22nd. She is also really strong and has a testimony that Jesus is the Christ and restored his church through the prophet, Joseph Smith. Sister Sheila is also doing great. We extended a baptismal date to her in August. She is doing great though and wants to be taught everyday. So we're going to try and visit her as much as possible. There were 2 weeks where we couldn't visit her and she realized how much more she really needed to be taught and how bad she wants the gospel in her life. We are going to try and help as much as we can. Then we have Albert who is also doing great, we didn't get to teach him, but he came to church and said that he was doing great and that he wants to hopefully be taught tonight so we are going to him tonight.
Things are really great in Makati, we're seeing a lot of great things happening in our area. I'm really grateful to serve here now with Elder Kunzler. Oh yea, another great thing about him.... His favorite band is Muse! :D Also, he is from Utah, He is also part American Indian and the anak of Elder Duero. People here say he looks like Jacob from Twilight. We actually saw each other when we were on Palawan and Elder Duero talked about him quite a bit. We're gonna have a great transfer.
Oh yea, I was sick a little bit last Saturday but now I feel great! Things are going good with my health. Oh yea. The MTC exchanges happen once every transfer. Since the MTC is so close to us, occasionaly they will do a proselyting activity with actual missionaries like me. So Elder Berse and I took 2 missionaries out teaching actual people. It was a good experience. Also the Temple tour is just a tour around the temple with sister missionaries teaching about the temple and other things about the church. It's a great experience!
That's about it for this week. I have to get going now! I love you all and hope you have a great week! :D
Elder Chris Gagnon