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 19, 2016


haha well finally my email got fixed so feel free to let me know how your doing hehe!! 

Well this week was GREAT!! Not really that much happened, but I learned that everything is always great as long as nothing bad happened!! hehe 

Well this week we had exchanges in Sto Domingo!! So that was fun and we had some really good food hehehe!! Then when we came back to our area we had a good couple days. We are working alot with our part member family, and the one girl to be ready for their baptism on the 1st of October, so we are gonna be going to them everyday this week to see if they're ready for baptism!! We think we might hold off one of them.. actually kinda sure we will push it back! But the family is looking really good!! He really changed his life!! He completely stopped using stuff like alchohol and cigarettes and coffee in like an instant hahaha he was like "ya i guess it’s a good reason to stop" haha!! He’s really cool he’s in one of my pics I sent. He’s the one holding the baby in the pic with the old guy haha!! The old guy is tatay bueno!! Which was disappointing he didn’t come to church!! 

But something else that was fun is we had a one day mission on Saturday... the bad part was that only 6 people showed up... we were kinda mad about what happened there!! None of the leaders of the branch came.. it was really annoying but we were still able to get some work done!! We got to visit some less active families!! Well sorry for the short email power keeps going out!! 



Sto Domingo exchanges

 "missionary for a day"
"Tatay Bueno" and a family they are working with.

I am a child of God.
His promises are sure;
Celestial glory shall be mine
If I can but endure.
Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,
Help me find the way.
Teach me all that I must do
To live with him someday.

Monday, September 12, 2016


SOOOO this week was one of the best weeks ever so I'll tell you a lil story about this guy I met!! 
So it starts wayy back last week hehe...
So we were out tracting in one of our areas right, and no one wanted to listen haha and then we were walking past this one gate with a tree house in the back and my comp walked right past, cause the house was far away and probably wouldn’t answer... but I wanted to try so I walked up to the gate and yelled tao po as loud as I could hahaha for them to come out!  And some old lady looks around the corner at us and then looks away... then some old guy comes crawling out of his house and starts walking to the gate! (5 mins later) he gets to the gate haha and starts opening it immediately to let us in!  We start talking and his name is tatay Bueno well tatay is just like father in Tagalog but we call him tatay Bueno and bueno is Spanish right? So he tries telling us he’s from Mexico and like joking around haha he’s hilarious for an 83 year old!! And then we are talking and we get to his house and meet his wife who is really nice too, really old can’t really walk... and eventually started teaching them.  Well, we taught them about 3 times that week and the last lesson was on Saturday we really were expecting him to come to church.  Well he didn’t come.. but he had cut his foot and couldn’t walk so he said next week!! So we kept teaching him and he’s doing great and then one day we’re teaching and see he has a tatoo on his chest. We ask him what it is, and he says you know I told you I love the Lord right?? And then pulls up his shirt and… HAHAHA!!  HE HAS A FULL CHEST TATTOO OF JESUS'S FACE HAHAHA!! (we’re gonna try and get a pic with his tattoo this week) so cool and then the week ended sooo great with us walking into church at 8:30.  30 minutes before starting and he’s sitting in the sacrament hall talking with the members hahaha!! He says to us I beat you here haha turns out he beat everyone there, even the branch president haha he showed up 10 minutes before the branch president haha! 
It probably doesn’t seem that interesting of a story to you guys, but this is the cool part... he is the first investigator that I have tracted that actually came to church!! 
I’ve tracted alot of people, and alot have progressed and read the Book of Mormon and prayed but none!! None! Have came to church!!  Every baptism or other investigator coming to church have either been referrals or part member families!! Soo it was really cool for me and my comp and we just love this guy soo much!! 

Well little update on our other investigators.  We still have the part member family coming to church working for the baptismal date of Oct 1 so that’s looking good and we have one other girl coming to church, a part member also that is working for Oct 1, but might get moved back a little, we’ll see what happens!! But I’M LOVING THIS AREA AND THIS MISSION AND JUST WAYYY HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!  SO HAPPY I DECIDED TO SERVE A MISSION AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND FELLOW MEMBERS FOR PUSHING ME TO BE WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW!! 

Elder Baker

ps.  Elder Baker’s ldsmail account is STILL giving him fits!!  He wanted to apologize to everyone if you’ve written him and he has not been able to actually see it!  He hasn’t been able to log into his actual account for about a month now!  He’s hoping it will be fixed this week!  prayers for his emails account!!!  

Monday, September 5, 2016



So just a couple things I wanted to talk about with you guys and also get some feedback from those who read these!! So this last week we have 2 part member families who are progressing towards baptism, but one thing me and my companion were talking about, is one guy said how he was expecting to get an answer about if the church was true. And what he was looking for was way wrong, so of course we talked to him about how we get answers, but I want to hear from you guys about how you asked Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon or the church was true and what was your experience... what did you have to do to be ready to receive an answer and what did you do?? And how can you be sure that’s an answer from   the holy ghost not just your conscience??  Also what are some challenges that you converts went thru during your conversion?? How did you overcome them?? How did you overcome challenges with the word of wisdom or other commandments??

I’M ASKING ALL THESE QUESTIONS because these are some things our investigators are struggling with right now!!  We have a great area here right now and I want to help them gain a REAL STRONG TESTIMONY!! BEFORE BAPTISM!! 
This last week we had 9 investigators come to church, the problem is that only a couple of them have somewhat of a testimony right now, so I want to help them be READY FOR BAPTISM!!
I LOVE THIS NEW AREA and can’t wait to see what more work we can do here!! Please if you have any experiences about those things, please share!! 


Elder Baker

 He says this is the story of the traveling teeth...
they were there on the desk, when he got there!!  ewww
 His new of Mount Mayon!
 Elder Baker says this guy is the best member in the ward he's in now!

I love to read the holy scriptures,
And every time I do,
I feel the Spirit start to grow within my heart -
a testimony that they're true.
Search, ponder, and pray
Are the things that I must do.
The spirit will guide, and deep inside,
I'll know the scriptures are true.