Philippines Cauayan Mission

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

4 March 2013

Magandang Hapon po!

Sounds like a good time was had in Colorado and seeing the fishies with Kyle, Aimee and Gracie. Lately I have seen a bunch of the cutest and funniest little kids about 2 years old and can't help but think that is how Gracie and Jenna are. 
Elder Teh, Elder Hallstrom, President Carlos and wives
As I mentioned last week, we had Elders Teh and Hallstrom visit the mission and give training to us. It was super weird seeing Elder Hallstrom at first because he was wearing a suit! Haha nobody ever wears a suit in the Philippines. As expected, it was an excellent opportunity to be taught by not only 1, but 2 General Authorities, and 3 within one week-counting Elder Ardern last week. They heavily emphasized the importance of studying the scriptures and how to make the most of study time. Then of course is the last and hardest part-applying what you learned that day into your everyday life. Elder Hallstrom also emphasized that even him as a General Authority can’t make anybody change. Nobody can make someone change except for one's self. Of course, people can offer advice and all the training in the world, but in the end it is all up to our own selves to apply everything and change. It made me do a self re-evaluation of what I had to do in order to become not only a better person, but a better missionary. Life is like the stock market-there are ups and downs (sometimes very big downs), but generally speaking, we should all be on an upward scale.
Anyways, sorry to cut this short but President Carlos is attending Family Home Evening with us at the Lapitan family and he is waiting for us. So, have a great week and thanks for everything! Oh, and happy B-day Nat!
Mahal ko kayo,
Elder Nay

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