Monday, August 25, 2014

Hey. This is the hip hap

Monday- We gave a workshop, was sweet about obedience. It was the first zone training of the transfer so we started it off nice and strong. The zone has got pretty disobedient missionaries just through the grape vine, but we will see what goes down.

Tue- Taught Joanne and crew. They said they received an answer from god (finally) and the church is true. She said she just has a hard time adjusting and doesn't have friends yet in the church, we are working on that. Also taught Cabub family. They are awesome. They accepted the invitation to be baptized.

Wed- Had MLC (mission leadership cram cram) with all the ZL's. Was in San Fernando. Like a million hours long, just the usual. President and the AP's gave some workshops, “how we can improve the mission”, all that jazz.

Thur- Usual day, taught some peeps

Fri-Repeat Thursday

Sat- rained mean this day so we were stuck in a less-actives house for 1 million hours. Than we got a call from the sisters in Narvacan saying they need a blessing, so we went there at like 8 in the evening and gave a blessing.

Sun- Church, hit up the less- actives.

This week was good, kind of slow to be honest but this next week everything will start flying by with all the exchanges and what not.

Love youooyoyoyoy

-Elder Jones

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SOooooooSOSOOSoosssos yo. This week was good, Transfer week.

Mon- So we had a zone training and me and my comp gave a mean training on feeling the spirit and how to know if your investigators are feeling the spirit and we called it freak
F- Focused
R- Receptive 
E- Edified
A- Active
K- Keeping commitments 
So ya that’s how you know if your investigator is feeling the spirit. But it was all good.

Tue- had district meeting and just worked. 

Wed- figured out who's transferring in the zone and I am staying here in Sta Maria which is my 3rd transfer. Longest time I’ve ever stayed in an area but it's all good. This areas good. We also fixed our bikes. Mine was wrecked and I spent like 1,500 pesos haha but it works now! I can peddle 5 feet without it breaking!

Thur- Transfer day, woke up at 3;30 picked everyone in our zone up that was transferring in a Jeepney. Transfer day's good, just seeing everyone there. Everyone’s trying to look their best and what not but it's 9 million degrees in San Fernando so it's funny. Everyone’s just sweating their cahones off. We got back to our apartment at like 8 in the evening pretty exhausted. But the new zones good. 

Friday- Ya I have no idea what happened 

Saturday- taught Joanne and crew, they said they aren't ready for their baptism they are still waiting for an answer from god. But they read and are really progressing.

Sunday- we had 8 investigators come to church, it was hard to fellowship them because they were so many, and members don't really help us too much but we did the best we could.

But ya, I’m still here in Sta. Maria. Been here forevs, but it's all good. Love you all

-Elder Jones

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hello Fam, E Jones weekly report comin at ya.

Mon- This day was good, just had P-Day... forgot what else happened.

Tue- This day was all coolso beanso, We had district meeting and President came all the way to give a workshop so it was more like a zone meeting, but Pres. Balledos gave a mean workshop on answering the question "I've already been baptized... why do i need to get baptized again??" Which is very common to hear here as a missionary, but ya it was awesome. Then we went and taught Joanne (our IBD) and friends. The lesson was good. There was this other girl named Rea there and her boyfriend so they were receptive. But they are all progressing hard core.

Wed- We had exchanges and I stayed in Sta Maria and worked with Elder Tuwai from Fiji. It was all good. He’s pretty new. It’s like his third transfer so we did some finding and I’ve been working on short and powerful lessons so we found this guy named Ariel and I was like "blah blah blah" then ya we taught him and I told the new investigator straight up, “hey this is only going to be 5 minutes, you can count”, and so we taught a mean lesson in 5 minutes which was cool. They are the most powerful lessons for me. 

Thurs.- This day was "swag: (high school slang old folks) but we contacted a Less-Active that lived forever away and her daughters an RM (remember the Cabuska family) but she's like "Hi elders!........ you want referrals??" and we were like.... “yesh.” So she took us to like all of her friends and the first guy was a hard core Baptist pastor. As soon as he saw us he's like "Noope! noope! I’m a pastor. Nope, no time for you" and so me and my comp were like........... “no bro dawg we just want to introduce ourselves” so he let us do that then right after that he's like "I know everything about Mormons, you worship Joseph, blah blah blah stop wasting your time with me" and me and my comp were getting kinda ticked so, we tried just spitting out a little bit of the gospel but we would not budge. He was pretty mean and once we finally started talking he just walked away, but right after that we went to his house for some reason? and his sister was there and she's like way excited to see us. We ended up teaching her Saturday (she's like 50.. old lady) and she's like "Ya my whole family has been Baptist for ever... I want to know the truth though." and turns out her family's kindof rude to her and stuff, but ya she's cool. her name’s Gloria.

Fri- We taught Joanne again and gave her cousins an IBD date.

Sat- We got 8 lessons today which tied my mission high. But we taught the Moncess family the word of wisdom. They have some problems there but they are working them out. 

Sun- Church, taught less-actives. 

The week was good, We got dropped and told not to come back anymore a lot as well which kinda sucks, but at least people were honest instead of beating around the bush. My bike is WRECKED soooo hardcore, it won't shift, brake, and I can't stop peddling or else the chain get's jacked, haha.. anyways ya.. all's good. 


-Elder Jones