Monday, February 24, 2014

Elder Samar heading home after two years of service

Mission Tradition-Tie Cutting as Missionaries leave field for home

The cycle is over.  Tomorrow morning I put Samar on a bus for home and then I get to hang out with the elders in the other branch.  It is a weird feeling.  I can't really explain it.  We have had a lot of fun and success.   We have a few baptisms planned in March

I don't know who my new companion will be but I will find out tomorrow night.  The new deal with transfers is that Tuesday night all zone leaders get an email that has the names of everyone leaving and coming into their zone. Then Wednesday morning we go to Solano for the transfer.  So I'll let you know next week who my new companion is.  It sounds like everyone is doing good. I love you all

Monday, February 10, 2014

Oh Happy Day


Hello everyone!  How is everyone doing?  This week was awesome because we had baptisms!   Sister Vanessa and Neslie got baptized.  Vanessa is the mom, Her husband is a less-active member.   Elder Samar and his last comp found her and left a Book of Mormon with her.  This was all back in December and now she and her daughter are baptized members.  They have been the greatest investigators.  They always have great questions and they share their experiences with us about living the gospel.  We have a few more investigators with dates but not until march. 

We have quarterly interviews tomorrow in Solano with president.  And hopefully we will have time to do lunch in Solano as well.  There is a really great restaurant there that has pizza and pasta and baguettes and other delicious food that cannot be found in this country.  Back when John's son was here Bambang and Solano were all one zone.

The weeks have gone by super-fast.  Elder Samar goes home in two weeks.  It’s good that things go by fast but you feel like you don't get anything done.  But that is what everyone has said the second year feels like.  I guess I better get used to it before it slips by.

Love you all and have a great presidents day weekend.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Zone Conference

Elder Samar Training demonstrations
in caring for our apartments Making a bed.

Speed Contacting Activity
It was fun to see the genuine
happiness on the faces of our
missionaries as they practiced
talking about the gospel

Bambang Zone--Bambang District
Elders Larona, Taumalolo, Frank, Pacate, Corcuera and Doney
Elder Cousin; Sisters Barney, Cabada, Manukailea, Cornillez; Elder Samar