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, April 24, 2017

TURNING OUTWARD -WEEK 90

Soo this week was ANOTHER awesome week! and went by soo fast! holy cow!

Well this week we were able to go back and teach some of the people that we had talked with the week before and they were awesome investigators.. they're super ready to hear the gospel and ACT on it! One of them is Jane. She was taught in Masbate before and is being taught by us now! She’s awesome! And then Daryl he’s a 19 yr old guy that used to go to church with some old guy but the old guy died and now we found him like 3 yrs later.. well he’s read like a ton of the Book Of Mormon and loves it the only problem is his getting to church cause they don’t have alot of money! But we’ll see if he can make it out next week! A lot of our other investigators that came to church before are like ALWAYS at work or busy and it’s soo hard to teach them cause it’s summer now here, but we’re trying to work it out. This week was fun! We were able to set a service project for Saturday at a less actives house so it was fun to do some service again and we tracted a guy yesterday and he said we could come help him mix cement tomorrow so hopefully we’ll build a relationship with him and eventually be able to teach them! Which goes along with my subject line... So I got this book that Elder Bednar wrote which is AWESOME! It’s called “Act In Doctrine" alot of it focuses on the "character of Christ" and how we can turn from ourselves to the Savior and others! A lot of what he says is how we need to turn OUT instead of turning IN! Or instead of complaining about our problems, we HELP others who are going thru that same problem or worse problems.  And it’s been a beautiful learning experience and I can’t wait to finish the rest of the book! 

sorry no pics...  
mahal ko po kayo! 

LOVE ELDER PANADERO

HAKUNA MATATA!!


And behold, I tell you these things 
that ye may learn wisdom; 
that ye may learn that when ye 
are in the service of your fellow beings 
ye are only in the service of your God.    
                           --Mosiah 2:17

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

PRINCE OF PEACE -WEEK 89

So first of all I love the Prince of Peace thing that the church has started this Easter! It’s the coolest thing like everyone finally gets to see that mormons do believe in JESUS CHRIST!!  A lot of people here think that because we are called mormons that we don’t believe in Jesus Christ!! So I love going around giving out the little Prince of Peace cards with Jesus Christ’s face on it!! It’s the best thing ever! And the church even has a commercial I saw on like national television!! I don’t know if that’s in America also but it’s soo cool when people are like "ohh ya I saw that on the commercial" like WHAT!? WE’RE FAMOUS!! lol! Especially with "holy week" going on this last week, it was really fun to testify of Jesus Christ to everyone!! But.. it was also hard cause alot of people were busy with it being holy week this week... so people were doing stuff at their own church and then alot of businesses shut down a couple of the days.. so it was pretty weird.  Like at one point we were walking thru a pretty busy part of the city and there was like no one there haha weird but nice and quiet! At one point there wasn’t even any jeeps or any transportation on the road haha but luckily we had a dinner appointment at that time and by the time we finished the jeeps were starting again so we got lucky and were able to make it home hahaha.

But this week was a tough but fun week. We didn’t get to teach all of our investigators that we were focusing on, but we did get to at least see them throughout the week and just build some relationships with them. We were disappointed on Sunday when we woke up to POURING rain! As soon as it rains on a Sunday any hope of our investigators coming to church goes right out the window! So none of the ones we were focusing on made it out to church, but randomly one of our investigators showed up with one of the ladies in our ward. So that was a sweet surprise! She actually came with the nanay holding the gun in the pic I sent haha Hopefully she didn’t threaten her to go to church with her!! jk
But about that pic. Well this lady is like one of MY FAVORITE OLD PEOPLE EVER!! hahaha she’s awesome!! We stop by to visit her and give her reading assignments and then she gives us snacks hahaha but she always tells us to visit her so we stop by for a couple minutes every once in a while hahaha But she PULLED A GUN ON US THIS WEEK HAHAHAHA! jk mom!  But it’s funny when we talk to her you literally have to YELL for her to hear you and sometimes she will just smile and look at you and nod cause she didn’t hear you hahaha and then go off on some story that is completely random! haha but I LOVE HER!! 

Something cool also that happened this week is we got a referral from a member.. and turns out she was an investigator back in the day when I was in Masbate! And we think we saw each other at the church in Masbate during one of the conferences haha! weird! no?? 

WELL I hope you all had a great Easter and keep remembering our Savior!! I know he is truly our Savior and He LIVED and DIED for us and LIVES  again so we all will live again...WITH our eternal families! LOVE YOU FAM!! 

LOVE ELDER PANADERO
HAKUNA MATATA!!










 For God so loved the world, 
that he gave his only begotten Son, 
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 
but have everlasting life.    --JOHN 3:16



Monday, April 10, 2017

HOT...RAIN...HOT...RAIN... -WEEK 88

Soo wanna know what the weather is like in the ppines.. well the subject tells you exactly what it’s like! hahaha It’s so annoying how one second it’s hot and then it rains out of nowhere sometimes just a couple minutes or seconds and then leaves and the sun comes back and then IT’S 10X HOTTER AND 10X MORE HUMID! hahaha
but......I LOVE IT! haha I can’t stand the cold! So this last Sunday we had general conference and we went to watch it in the stake center and WOW!! Air conditioned rooms are WAYYY TOO COLD!! I could barely pay attention cause I was freezing haha but it was nice cause it also kept me and everyone else awake! (along with my bag FULL of candies hehe) but CONFERENCE WAS UMMM AMAZING!! like WOAH! Soo crazy good! We were soo sad tho because we had 3 investigators that were planning on coming and 1 super special one that wants to learn soo much about prophets and apostles BUT...none of them came! The 1 bailed on us last second because her dad (who is an inactive member) wouldn't let her go.. #SAD! Then the other 2 didn't go because the member that was gonna go with them to show them where the stake center was got sick and didn’t go... me and my comp were super devastated because there was some AMAZING talks for investigators! The prophet bearing down in pure testimony of the Book of Mormon, and other apostles teaching clearly the doctrine of the Godhead and the role of the spirit in them learning its true! And then others just speaking STRAIGHT to investigators helping them on this CRAZY path that they are traveling! And giving them the courage to keep going...and others showing THE BLESSINGS they received thru the gospel and how it blessed their ETERNAL families... LIKE WOAH!! that conference was AWESOME!! 

But other than that this week we have been mainly working with those 3 I mentioned earlier.. their names are 1 Arcel 19 shes the one who wants to learn about prophets.. 2 Antonette 18 she is a friend of a member that just loves being in the church with people that treat her soo well! 3 Gilbert 18 he also has a couple member friends and his family is also members..just not active but he just told us one day he wanted to be baptized so we are working on helping him develop a testimony so he doesn’t end up like his other family members.. 
but we also are trying to find some new investigators we didn’t have any good success this week besides people that we set return appointments for this week and we’ll see how they are! And we got 2 referrals yesterday that we will contact to see if they are "the one” we've been trying to find!
I’m soo happy with the progression I’m seeing in this area and with all this work in general! I just heard that 2 investigators are getting baptized that I taught in my last area so I’m happy to see miracles happening in this work!! 
I know this church is true and I’m so #blessed to be here in this work! 
I love you all and I’m so thankful for all your support for missionary work thru your prayers and personal missionary work! 

LOVE ELDER PANADERO
ps.dont forget...

HAKUNA MATATA!!







Now we have a world where people are confused.
If you don't believe it, go and watch the news.
We can get direction all along our way,
If we heed the prophets -- follow what they say.
Follow the prophet, follow the prophet,
Follow the prophet; don't go astray.
Follow the prophet, follow the prophet,
Follow the prophet; he knows the way.


Monday, April 3, 2017

#blessed -WEEK 87

MARAY NA AGA TABI! 
Well it’s been another #blessed week this week! So pretty much all we did last week was check out my new area and meet some members and less actives and then I met the one or two investigators we had... But this week WOOOHH this week was AWSOME!! So I went thru the area book and wrote down every old investigator that missionaries taught and then we went out and I would ask members, investigators or whoever trying to find these people. Well it turned out to be QUITE A BLESSING! So here’s what happened! So we went to the area of the people and then the first one we found pretty easy and we taught her a lesson and she’s SOO ready for the gospel now! Not like back in the day where she just wasn’t interested now IT’S HER TIME! So we taught her and then I asked her if she knew these other people on my list.. and then she showed us the house and we taught those two other people and they're still a little closed minded but we’ll work on them! And then that led us to go to another house which had their 2 friends with him and turns out one of them was another name on my list so we taught them also!! hahha BUT THE BEST PART IS THAT 3 OF THEM!! ended up coming to church this week!! WOOT!! I was soo excited!! When they came in!! Then one of our other new investigators from last week came to church (the one that always feeds us when we go there!) I was soo pumped to see that there was finally some investigators coming to church!! And to make it 10X BETTER!! a part member family came to church also!! When the family walked in bishop turns to me (cause we were on the stand) and told me to baptize that family! hahaha Soo now we have a NEW PART MEMBER FAMILY WE’RE GONNA WORK ON!! 
So pretty much EVERYTHING IS BACKWARDS THIS WEEK!! Last week I thought we weren’t gonna have any success but now.. i SEE BIG THINGS HAPPENING HERE!! 
Oh and mom don’t worry I’m still getting fed like CRAZY!! I love it here! We have meals like everyday!! Especially with graduation these couple weeks everyone has food! hahaha 
Hope you like my new friend! MOY! the monkey! hahaha 

LOVE ELDER PANADERO
HAKUNA MATATA!!














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"MOY" the monkey!