Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 9th, 2012

Elder Kunzler and Elder Gagnon with the "McDo guy"
Elder Gadberry, Elder Grob, Elder Gagnon, Elder Kunzler and Elder Pugmire at Chilis! :D
Hello family! Last week was really great here in Makati, we're working really hard and great things are happening in our area! We didn't have a lot of time to work in our area last week because of meetings with the stake and stuff, but we still got a ton of work in and had a lot of success. Things with Elder Kunzler and I are going great! Last week Elder Kunzler and I taught district meeting in the Mandaluyong district, because their district leader, Elder Grob, was getting an operation. So we taught about chapter 4 in PMG and focused mostly on relying on the spirit. It was a good district meeting. After that we were told that we had a stake coordination meeting, but it ended up getting cancelled. So we went to the stake center for nothing.... It was too bad because we cancelled some appointments that night.. We had stake coordination the next day though and it went great! We just focused on how to improve the missionary work in the stake and what problems the missionaries are facing and what problems the leaders are facing with the some of the missionaries in the zone and what we could do to improve those kinds of things. We also reported the work for the last few months and had a great meeting. We also got to go to the temple last Wednesday which of course is always great. But we won't get to go for a while now because it will be closed for a month. Oh and last Friday, Elder Kunzler turned one year in the mission! So we went to Chilis and spent some money on a lot of food! We went with Elder Grob and the other office elders because it was also Elder Grobs 1 year in the mission day. We have a lot of people we are teaching that are really progressing great! Elaine came to a baptism with us in Mandaluyong and loved it. She made friends too with Sister Campoto, who is in our zone and just loved the whole baptism. She also came to church the next day. We are also teaching Sheila, who is doing sooooo great now. She is living the word of wisdom, and was able to come to church for the first time last Sunday. Elona, who we are teaching came to church last Sunday also. Albert didn't come because he had something to do but he has committed to quit smoking once and for all. Reyna is doing great and will be baptized in 2 weeks, Charlene will be baptized in 2 weeks. We are teaching a lot of less actives who are also coming back to church. The work is just going great. Elder Kunzler and I make a great team! Our teaching is going really well and we are working really hard. Also, last week we hit almost all of the standards of excellence. We almost didn't get the standard for new investigators (10) because last Sunday we only had 6, but then we visited a less active member, and found a family of 5 who now wants to be taught and wants to come to church! So we ended up having 11 new investigators for the week! It was just a really amazing week. I really think this new family will progress too. They are really receptive and have questions and want to come to church! :D This week we have a ton of people to go back to and teach. We also have ZLC this week which I am excited for. ZLC is always really great! I don't have much else to write in this email. I love you guys so much! Thank you so much for your support! I hope you all have an amazing week! Love you! Elder Chris Gagnon! :D

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