Monday, May 18, 2015

WEEK 67 "Progression"

Friends and Family,

I have a new companion this transfer this week but am staying in Cabuyao 2. Elder Mesina is from Tarlac here in the Philippines. We have already gotten so much accomplished in the past week that we've been together and it makes me excited for what the rest of this transfer holds. Our investigators all came to church yesterday and we were able to see some less-actives come to church for the first time in years. I know that it is because of prayers and fasting and faith that this was all made possible.

Christian and Christoni are both preparing for their baptisms within the next couple weeks. This is exciting because this will be another completed family whose next step is to be sealed in the temple next year.

Shantel has been coming to church for 5 years now with her aunt and uncle and is turning 9 which means she is able to be taught and baptized by the missionaries. Our lessons with her are literally her teaching us. She knows all this stuff and is very excited to be baptized.

Collin and Francheska are also looking at baptism just around the corner. Francheska was a little hesitant because she wasn't sure what her friends would think if she became a member. She as slowly opened up and had and increased desire to be baptized. Her friends are very supportive and have began to sit in the lessons with us because they too want to be taught.Collin cant stop talking about how close his baptism is. Every time we walk past he mentions something about it. Please for Francheska that her desire will not be lost.

April and Marvin are both referral/family members of a less -active that is coming back. Marvin has asked some very amazing questions and is trying to get Sundays off so he can come to church. Please pray for this. April is his daughter and is also very knowledgeable of the church as her mom has taught while growing up.

Nico has not missed a day of church since investigating it 5 months ago. The ward already thought he was a member. Please pray for him. He had some family problems that he's trying to overcome so he can become a member.

Lily and Joshua after coming to church their first Sunday expressed their desire to be baptized. Given the opportunity we extended a date and the willingly accepted. We met them because they approached us on the street one day. They are very progressing. Pleas pray for them.

Jerly and Noel are stilling to figure things out with their marriage papers. Progress is being made but Satan is throwing all sorts of obstacles in their path. With increased faith this they will be baptized and married.

Please pray for all of these investigators. They want to do whats right and its amazing to see the changes that gospel knowledge brings to their lives.I love all.

Elder O'Neil