Therefore, verily I say unto you, lift up your voices unto this people; speak the thoughts that I shall put into your hearts, and you shall not be confounded before men; For it shall be given you in the very hour, yea, in the very moment, what ye shall say. --D & C 100:5-6

Monday, September 28, 2015


Well I'm out here in the ppines! I'm not in Legazpi like everyone thinks I am.  I am actually in Masbate! lol  Right when I got to Legazpi, I found my companion and it turns out that he is the BRANCH PRESIDENT of a ward on Masbate! lol So, I'm over here in the mobo ward! Ohh ya, guess what, I'm the branch clerk lol! Ya it was a very suprising and crazy first day lol! Um well, I got here Wednesday and then on Thursday morning we took a 3 hour boat ride to Masbate! And then we got here, got a couple things un-packed and then had a quick comp study and went to work lol!! I met brother Mark Jade who looked like a 12 year old kid and then he came out teaching with us, then Elder Irabon (my companion). Well then we went and taught Sister Bellagoza and I invited her to be baptised at the end and she accepted!! Then we went to brother Rocky and I taught him and then I extended the baptismal invitation again ... and... HE ACCEPTED ALSO!! We gave him the date for December 6th and he said he doesn't like the number 6 lol, so it's the 5th! But the rest of my first day we taught 8 lessons and then we also tracted for 2 hours!! It was a crazy long day! I'm running out of time, so I'll tell some other stuff real quick! Well, on Saturday the church got robbed and they stole the computer and dvd, so we had to go to the police station and do a bunch of stuff! And then on Sunday night we taught a jehovas witness! wowo that was crazy! Umm and then today we went to a wedding of one of our investigators and then to their reception and I was dancing with all the kids, it was wayyy fun!! 
at the Legazpi airport
Elder Baker's first companion...Elder Iriabon
Doing the laundry...old school
Taking care of "official business"
Making friends just like Dillon does!
Letting loose and having fun at the wedding reception!

The Lord needs valiant servants,
To do his work in the latter day,
Who follow the teachings of Jesus
And serve his people in a loving way.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


We have a couple minutes to just say we made it safely, and tell you I

love you!  mahal kita! or padaba taka!! That's another way to say I love
you!  We're taking off to go proselyting with the Manila missionaries!

We love our missionary and we're so proud of him!
We can't wait to start hearing about who he's teaching,
what he's eating and where he's living and who his companions are!
Sending lot's of prayers his way.

Saturday, September 12, 2015


Hey everyone hows it going back in the AZ... or wherever everyone is that is getting these loll!  That's funny to think about how many of you guys that are getting my emails are all over the place!!  But thats also a great thing!!  So yesterday we had infield orientation and we realized the importance of member missionary work!!  So this is where the greatness of everyone being all over the place comes in handy!  I INVITE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT THE GOSPEL!  Maybe not even about the gospel, just talk to them about their life.  Just talk to someone that looks like they need some help!  Look for impressions from the spirit to talk to people!!  I personally promise that Heavenly Father will bless you if you do go out and try to share the gospel!
GUYS WE HAVE A PLAN OF HAPPINESS right at our fingertips!!!  Why are we not out telling every single person we see about it!!! 

Next, going off feeling the spirit!  If you feel like you cannot feel the spirit I invite you to read Ether 12:27 and realize a weakness that you have and if that weakness is a sin that you have committed, I invite you to pray to your Heavenly Father and ask him for forgiveness!!  And if it needs be go talk to a bishop!! This last week I was thinking about stupid stuff I had done and I realized alot of dumb stuff I had done and I prayed to Heavenly Father for forgiveness and then decided to talk to my branch president about lil stuff that I might not have needed to but being able to talk with him made me feel so much better about the little dumb mistakes I have made!! 

So please go out this week, find someone that you love that needs the gospel or just find a random person and make a new friend!  And share with them that we have a PLAN OF HAPPINESS! 

mahal na mahal ko kayo! 
alam ko po na tutulong sa diyos sa pamamagitan pagsubok po kayo at alam ko po na ng diyos mahal po kayo! 
(i really love you all and i know that god will help you through your trials! i know that god loves you!

I lived in heaven a long time ago, it is true;
Lived there and loved there with people I know. So did you.
Then Heav'nly Father presented a beautiful plan,
All about earth and eternal salvation for man.

 Father said he needed someone who had enough love
To give his life so we all could return there above,
There was another who sought for the honor divine,
Jesus said, "Father, send me, and the glory be thine."

Jesus was chosen, and as the Messiah he came,
Conquering evil and death through his glorious name,
Giving us hope of a wonderful life yet to be
Home in that heaven where Father is waiting for me.

Saturday, September 5, 2015


First off I'm sorry about no letter last week!! But, sometimes the mtc can be boring.
BUTTT this week was sweet!!! So, last Sunday was sweet I got to see some friends at the temple love you guys!  And then on Tuesday we had a devotional and guess who was speaking!?  ELDER OAKS!! It was sweet, we got to hear from him!!  And it was broadcasted to all the other mtcs and my face was on it, hehe, hope all my boys out around the world got to see my cute face!! and Lukers!
Well then on Wednesday Abby Giles and Stockton Huish came in to my zone and its soo funn to see some familiar faces!!  But that's pretty much the extent of cool stuff that happened this week in the mtc!! 
lol kidding, but this week was awesome cause I had felt like I was feeling like I was horrible at the language and teaching, but my teacher pulled me out and told me that I was one of the better teachers!! So that was wayyy nice to hear!!
GUESS WHAT!? I GOT MY FLIGHT PLANS!  I'm soo excited to get out and actually teach some Filipinos!!!
We will fly out on September 17th.  We go from SLC to San Fran then to Hong Kong and to Manilla.  We will stay at the Manilla MTC for a little bit and figure out how everything goes down in the PPINES!
Well I love you all, your all the best and I can feel everyone's prayers for me everyday.  When I start feeling down I always feel like I'm being lifted up and made happy by something and its all of your prayers, so thank you!! 

ps. I'm gonna do this thing my friend does and say a tagalog word for the week!!  So this weeks word is pananampalataya! lolol try saying that hahahha!!
pss. that's faith!
psss. sentence for the week hehe pananampalataya ni jesu christo

Elder Baker
Elder Stockton Huish's first day in the MTC
also going to the Philippines, but different mission.
The Mountain View boys at the MTC
Gio, Stockton, Dillon and Luke
 Some of Dillons buddies in his zone at the MTC


Heav'nly Father, now I pray,
Guide and guard me ev'ry day.
Help me feel thy love for me.
This I humbly ask of thee.