Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Letters sent home from the Phillippines

Elder Nielsen

Elder Nielsen

Sunday, January 15, 2017

"Just go to Church!"

We had another great week last week. Elder Perterson and I believe and feel that our area is slowing starting to progress. In our area, we have a large teaching pool, with many new investigators, but none of our investigators have come to church yet.The last two weeks we have had 0 investigators in church. Last week, Elder Peterson and I really focused on getting our investigators to church. Our focus paid off because yesterday we had two investigators at church, Sister Rafunzel and Sister Marry. Sister Rafunzel is the sister of two recent converts in our area. Her and her brother are the only siblings that are not yet members. We focused on her last week and invented her to come church on Sunday, and she came. That was the first time she has attended. Sister Mary is also a part-member mother that we met last week in a computer shop. A complete miracle!  She told us that she was living with some active members in our area. She also told us that her children and grandmother who are living in their province are also members of our church. We were able to teach Sister Mary last week with her active member cousins. We invited her to come to church on Sunday, and she promised that she would. Yesterday she attended church for the first time. 

The Lehi district is doing very well. I am very impressed with all the missionaries in our district. Last week, every companionship in our district had over 40 lessons, and two companionships had over 50 lessons. I hate to brag, but I believe we have the best district in the mission right now! ;)

Sister Maputi and Sister Seuifalemua are doing very well. They get along very well with each other and they seem to be very close. They are working hard and have a decent amount of progressing investigators. They have an upcoming baptism on the 28th of January. 

Sister Zamoras and Sister Sheets are also working hard together. Sister Sheets already feels comfortable in their area, and has led a few exchanges in their area. They have an investigator family that will be baptized in the first week of February. 

Elder Vinas and Elder Price are doing well. They are working hard, however, they have a very low number of investigators that are attending church. They told me that they are starting to work through the members and are asking for more referrals. I also believe they could do a little more finding, especially in the areas right next to the chapel.  

 The Lehi district is doing very well. 

We had a great week last week. Elder Peterson loves to work hard and push himself. So we have been working full time these last few weeks. We have been working from 12:00 - 9:30pm almost everyday. We have been sacrificing eating just to have more time to teach! Which is a big sacrifice for us! ;) It is a good thing we can buy quick, cheap street food to get us through! I have thoroughly enjoyed my last three weeks here in this area and with my companion!

Sorry I can't think of any good stories this week! Maybe next week! Keep up the missionary work Fam! Missionaries pray for fellowshipping families like you! It is awesome hearing your experiences! Have a great week! I love you alll! I love being a missionary!


Elder Nielsen

Ps. Watch "On the Lord's Time" for family home evening! It is a documentary about President Thomas S. Monson. It is powerful!

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