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, June 26, 2017


Heyyy fam and amigos... soo this week I had my last zone confernce.. which was actually a cluster conference which means we had other zones in the mission with us and we had all of the zones except 2 so pretty much more than half the mission.. and I got to bear my LAST testimony in front of all those missionaries!! I just bore a nice 1 minute testimony about my favorite thing ever... THE BOOK OF MORMON!! It truly is the keystone of a testimony.. 

Well I heard the COOLEST NEWS EVER at that conferene!! So the Masbate zone was there which was my first area!! Well the elders from mobo stayed at our house the night before the conference cause we’re right by the office.. well we were talking and GUESS WHAT?!? That family that we baptized back in the day in mobo (the Cantoria fam) well they're SUPER ACTIVE STILL and the mom GOT ENDOWED!! ahhh I was close to tears when I heard that!! I was soo happy they are still super strong in the church! The elders said she is still pretty sad cause she wants her husband to get baptized so they can be sealed in the temple.. but her husband is never home cause he works far away... but that time will come!! And her 4 boys want to serve missions and maybe the one daughter!! AHHH soo awesome! #blessed 

Well other than that, we also were #blessed because we found this part member family that apparently has been coming to church for like A LONG TIME!! haha but we just met them this last week and now they might get baptized in July!! SOO hey that’s cool! no?? haha They will probably get baptized when her husband gets back from work in a different area! Sunday was interesting also because some guy from Masbate showed up at the church on Sunday morning, apparently he’s a principle for some religion school in Masbate and came to Daraga this weekend and was like I’m gonna go to church at the "mormons" so he showed up and had a ton of questions and he said he really likes our church and wants to always go to church here when he’s here in Daraga... and his son is gonna go to church here every week now. haha Kinda weird but okay!! It’s funny cause he’s also baptist like our investigator that’s been coming to church and they both really like the church! We are gonna try to teach him next week if he comes to church again! 

Well that’s just about all that happened this week! IT WAS ANOTHER GREAT WEEK! And I’m ready for another great 4 weeks!! hehe 


pics from the conference 

Dillon and his comp after a good game of P-day basketball!!

Monday, June 19, 2017


Well this week was good we went and taught our investigator that has been coming to church (the baptist) and he’s awesome! He came to church yesterday also, he has a lot of questions but is finding all his answers here in the church so he’s been really satisfied with the church. He also told us a story yesterday that he saw 3 churches in his dream and he saw a white guy in white standing in front of one church and he went to that church.. well he told us that that he thinks that white guy was me HAHAHA soo thats cool haha (my investigators are dreaming about me haha) he’s really progressing. So sad story about the Delavin family this week.  Both times we went to their house they were either busy or had a lot of sick kids so we didn’t get to teach then and they weren't able to come to church cause 3 kids had fevers... so that was sad but ok they are still awesome!

This week my companion has been having alot of health problems and we haven't been able to work as efficiently as we would like but we are trying to make some miracles happen here! We have a conference this week with 3 zones which will be awesome to see old friends and I will be giving my departing testimony so it’s kind of sad, but also very exciting to see you all again! Sorry this letter is LAME but not much happend this week! I’ll send some pics tho hehe



Monday, June 12, 2017

t minus 6 weeks... -WEEK 97

What an AWESOME week these last few weeks and these next 6 weeks have and will be…. awesome! We’re starting to see God’s hand in this work in this area and it’s awesome to be a part of it! WARNING this is gonna be a short email mom magpasensya ka lang ha!! 

Soo this week we got to teach all of our progressing investigators and we were really bold with them this week to see how serious they really are and we extended them baptismal dates and they are all really excited for their goal dates (and so am I!) Their goal dates is my last Saturday in the mission but it might change to the 20th cause thats the moms birthday, so we are super excited to see what happens!

This last week the mom told me that she has been praying to know if this is really God’s plan for her!! Soo we just bore down in pure testimony and shared the blessings of the gospel and she is super excited and really wants to know this is right for her! So keep her in your prayers! We’re gonna try our favorite miracle worker this week! aka FASTING! I’ll give you guys another update what happens this next week!

This Sunday we had an area broadcast so all the wards met in the stake center and I got to see all the members from my last area so that was awesome! I love those people!! 

I love you all and also just want to send a SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE DADS OUT THERE!! You guys are literally the bomb!! but tbh I got like the michael jordan of dads!! love you dad!! 


The father of our home leads our family
With wisdom's light in all that's right;
My father's good to me.

Fathers are so special with a very special love.
They watch us and protect us.
They guide us and direct us
Back to our home above.


Monday, June 5, 2017


WOAH!? What a week just like a fellow missionary said after all the hard work and diligence... the MIRACLE COMES!! We had SUCH AN AWSOME WEEK I CAN’T WAIT TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT!! But first lemme tell you about the awesome food I ate.... SQUID!! ahhh haha so like I HATE sea food so it was a BIG step for me to try and eat squid haha but.... it was DELICIOUS! haha they cooked it in like coconut milk and it’s SOO good! Then the second thing I ate was SNAKE! haha JK I didn’t eat the snake.. haha but funny story! So we went to go teach one of our investigators one morning and showed up and there was a SNAKE on the loose haha so we helped trap it and KILL it then the kids just went nuts on it and tore it to pieces to show the snakes friends not to mess with their house again!! Then we got to help our investigator clean their house but we didn’t get to teach them cause they were busy after killing the snake haha..

So.. the first miracle! Well one of the guys we have been working with brother Mike CAME TO CHURCH!! He’s super cool.  He’s a baptist and he’s super good at the bible so it’s hard to teach him but we finally convinced him to read the Book of Mormon and pray about Joseph Smith and decide to come to church! But the real miracle was how WELCOMED he was at the church! Cause he always tells us how he wants to see in a church how the members really PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH! And he said that he saw that in our church and was very welcome! You might ask where he told us that?? Well HE TOLD IT TO THE WHOLE WARD IN TESTIMONY MEETING HAHAHA! He walked up on the stand and bore his testimony about how welcomed he felt in the church haha! Soo that was pretty awesome! 

SOO THE SECOND MIRACLE was we finally found "THE ONE" but it gets better it’s not just the one as in 1 person.. WE FOUND "THE ONE FAMILY"!! This is a family that has been prepared for the gospel!! We first meet them while out walking.. I saw a guy in a hammock with his kid and shot him a smile... then he smiled really big right back at me SOO of course we went and talked to him and he invited us in his house and we taught him a lesson it was just him at this time cause his family was gone, but he was so excited for us to come back and teach his family the next time! So when we went back his wife had read the whole pamphlet and knew everything we were teaching! And knew it was all true! Then when we were leaving she asked us about church.. we totally spaced on inviting them, but she asked us where our church was and what time so they could come to church that Sunday!! haha like WHAT?!! #BLESSED! So we went back and taught them on Saturday and when we showed up she told us she was scared they weren't gonna be there when we got there cause they were gonna leave and she said that we would just see each other at church haha!! HAHA AWESOME!! Well here’s the sad part.. they didn’t make it to church on Sunday because they had to do stuff for school because today is the first day of school they ended up being busy but she said they would definitely be there next week!! We are so excited for this family!! And for these next 7 weeks before I go home! The blessings are finally coming in after a lot of hard work and diligence here!!  


 money in the Philippines...very colorful!
 Elder Baker's new fan his comp gave him.  Looks like he needs it!
 the snake...after it learned it's lesson!!  haha

 a goat Elder Baker was playing with
 the SQUID!!! 
 The NEW FAMILY the found to teach!