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

Letters sent home from the Phillippines

Elder Nielsen

Elder Nielsen

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Terrible Twos are staying Together

We had another great week last week. We are starting to expand our teaching pools in all the different subdivisions in our area. Last week, we tracted in some subdivisions that we normally do not focus on. Through the CMIS list and asking around we were able to find four new less active families. Our companionship goal is to find two new less active families every week. 

Our investigators are also starting to progress. Sister Tin Tin and Sister Chat attended church again last Sunday. Sister Tin Tin is already in chapter 10 Nephi and is really starting to progress. Sister Chat is still waiting for her answer from our Father in Heaven. Last Sunday, we watched the Restoration with them and their fellowshippers in Chat's house. After the video, Sister Chat said she is starting feel a little better about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We promised her that if she would continue to pray and ask our Father in Heaven with sincere heart if this Church is true, eventually, the Holy Ghost will touch her heart and she will know it is true for herself. 

The Lehi district is doing very well. Sister Seuifalemua and Sister Maputi have had many baptism and are they expecting another baptism this Saturday. Sister Zamoras' and Sister Sheets' investigator family was baptized last Saturday. They are also expecting a few more baptisms in the upcoming month. Elder Vinas and Elder Price are starting to have few more investigators in church, and they are expecting a baptism part way through February. 

We also had transfers last week... But thankfully Elder Petereson and I are staying together for another transfer. We are having so much fun together and we have been working so hard. I am super excited for the upcoming transfer!

BIG NEWS. Elder Bednar is coming to our mission on February 23rd.  I heard he is super interactive with the missionaries. He has already sent us three of his talks that we need to "study, ponder and pray" about before he comes. I am sooo excited, it should be a experience of a lifetime.

EVEN BIGGER NEWS: I do not know if you have already heard, but there is now only 4 key indicators. The Missionary Depart has changed everything. There is now only indicators for baptisms and confirmations, Invs with Bapt date, Invs in church, and new investigators. We also no longer report our total number of lessons.. Interesting changes. Our schedule changed also. We start work at 10 am. Then we can come home and do our language study at whatever time is most convenient for our schedule. From 9-10:30 is for journal reading and relaxing. Our nightly planning is now in the morning. Morning planning I guess I should say.. Weird right? 

That is all I can really think of at the moment.. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week! Love you all!

Ginagugma taka,

Elder Nielsen 

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