Wednesday, May 27, 2015

So in our zoner conference the mission president changed the mission "Vision" Our goal is now a baptism a week and they incorparated a bunch of new things in order to help us reach that goal. My companion and I have been working really hard to meet that goal. We just had some very cool experiences in our area. On Saturday Mary Joy was baptized. She is 16 and her family is Brother MJ the one who works with us everyday. Her baptism was on an Island here by Coron. There was a swimming acivity the day of her baptism so she was baptized at the beach in the ocean. She asked me to confirm her in sacrament which was way cool. Then after church she asked us if she could work with us that afternoon so she joined us with MJ and us 4 all went to work. Also on Saturday we taught a friend of Mary Joy's named Red. He is 22 and super interested. WE invited him to come to church on saturday night and we told him we would come to his home andall go together. While walking to church we saw him and Mary Joy walking to church together. It was awesome and he also has a baptismal date now. Yesterday while visting sister Camacho, one of our progressing investigators, she invited a friend to join the lesson. After we finished teaching I asked if they had questions and sister Camacho shared her testimony with her. It was then that I realized she has to know its true. She told her friend that she wanted her to hear our message and then she talked a little about Joseph Smith and because of him we now have the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She also talked a little about agency and it was a super cool experience!

Love you all!! Have a great week and I will write you next week!! Love you all
-Elder Jones

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hello All

So this week was very interesting because the three other missionaries that were here with me all got transferred and I had no missionary companion for Wednesday and part of Thursday. My companion for both of those days was a member in the ward named MJ. MJ is like a full time missionary who works with us everyday. On Wednesday we also moved apartments so we spent almost the entire day moving and cleaning. But luckily we did get some good work in. MJ and I went and visited an investigator that afternoon. We have been teaching Sister Kamacho and her daughter for a couple weeks now. They always come to church and on Wednesday when we sat down with them we asked them about their book of Mormon reading. Sister Kamacho began to tell us that earlier that day she sat down with the Bible Book of Mormon and the pamphlet about the restoration and read for a good period of time. She asked us a couple questions about the restoration and the apostasy and everything went great. It was so cool to see her progress and her desire to know if what we are teaching her is really true. One thing I told her is that I know these things are true and if we read and pray about it and really want to know, we will know. Im really looking forward to seeing the progression of sister Kamacho and her daughter over the next few months and hopefully very soon see them enter into the waters of baptism.  

I love you all so much!! 
Elder Jones

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Good afternoon,

This week we had another great week. We taught a bunch of lessons again and we have several people who are progressing so well. One of our investigators named Merryjoy is family with a Recent Convert here. While talking to her this week I learned that she lived in my old area. How weird is that? She lived in my old area in a place where we passed almost everyday and now she is here in Coron and she is doing so well. She reads everyday, Prays and she says she feels its true. We see her reading all the time and she will be baptized this coming may 23. Another Investigator of ours is actually a young boy who all his family are members. His older Sister works with us almost everyday and they are active in the church. Because the church hasn't been here for very long they didn't know that he could be baptized at 8. They are also converts. So we have been teaching him and the other day when we went to teach him he told us" Elders I didn't get to read the Book Of Mormon yet." It was really cool because we cold tell by that that it was important to him. When we teach him we also have to simplify things a lot because he is so young but he understands are remembers it. He understands the restoration, Praying, the word of wisdom, and everything else we have taught him. Its so cool to see even though he is 8 he understands everything we are teaching him so well. 
So today we had our district activity and we went Island hopping. Since here in Palawan there are over 100 islands its a huge tourist activity. So today we went with one of the families in the branch and the Senior couple here. We went to two islands and we left at 8:30 this morning and just got back about an hour ago. It was super amazing, really fun, and the things we saw were amazing. I will send you some pictures next time but we came from the boat straight to the internet shop. 
Love you all and hope you have a great week!!! Cant wait to skype with you all! BYE Love you!!
Elder Jones