Monday, July 20, 2015

Hello Jones Family

So this week was pretty incredible especially yesterday. Yesterday at church we had 12 investigators again and the branch hit a record for church attendance. The record here since this branch has been here was 110 until yesterday when 116 people came to church! It was so amazing and it was very crowded. On Saturday we also had a half day mission where members and missionaries went out for an hour and a half to talk to people. In that short period of time we talked to tons of people and we now at the beginning of this week have 22 referrals to contact. It was a great activity and the branch is really becoming stronger and stronger everyday!

We are teaching a small young family named the Dizen family. There is brother Joey and Sister Lenny and their 2 kids Mischel and Apriline. We are also teaching Sister Dizen's Mother and her other Daughter Dona. Dona's husband is brother Harold and his mother is actually a member. Yesterday they all came to church. Mischel and Apriline have come before so right after sacrament Aprilinr went straight to class and Mischel has a lot of friends now. They all stayed for all 3 hours of church and it was a great experience. They have been reading their book of Mormon and Mischel told us several times now that she feels it is true. I really believe that this family will be baptized and add some great new strength to the branch. 

Love you all! Have a great week! Bye!

Elder Jones

Monday, July 13, 2015

Hello Jones family

So this week was a very wet week. Its the rainy season here and it has been raining a lot. One day when we got home we were soaking wet even though we had umbrellas. At night there are some pretty cool thunderstorms too. The last few days have been sunny but all last week was super cloudy, rainy, and wet. It was also muddy in some parts of our area. So Sister Camacho and one of her daughters will probably be getting baptized this July 25. Sister Camacho still needs to be married in order to be baptized but the Judge is coming here to town next week on the 22,23,24 and they should be married then. So it will be cutting it close but it will happen. The other day we taught enduring to the end to her and her 3 kids that we are also teaching and she said how she wants everyone to be baptized and endure to the end. She really expressed it too her 3 kids that are teaching. They have been such a great family to teach and I love seeing them. They are super great. We have so many other investigators that we are teaching that I cant write about all them but teaching the Camacho family is a highlight every week. We are also still teaching the group of teenage boys who we met. They are doing great. They always read the assignments we give them and they go to church together and also the activities. We invited them to be baptized this august and I know they can make that goal. They are doing well. We have 17 investigators with baptismal dates and most of them are doing great some are keeping some commitments but I feel that many of the people we are teaching will end up being baptized. Things are still going great here in Coron. We had a district activity earlier and went to a beach and played ultimate Frisbee. 

Love you all have a great week!!

Elder Jones

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hey all

This week had been pretty great. We broke our record yesterday for investigators at sacrament. We had 12 investigators there and I'm sure we will have more next week! It was so awesome to have so many people there and the chapel in our little branch building was almost completely full. 101 people came to church yesterday which is the second highest number in the history of Coron. We are teaching a group of teenage boys here which is so cool. There is Philip, Paul, Dexter, Ariel, and Eric. They came to church yesterday and they have been going to youth activities and they always doing their reading assignments. We invited them to be baptized on |August 22 and they all accepted. I'm really looking forward to that. They are always hanging out together and anytime we need to share with them we just text them and they all go to one of their homes and wait for us there. I really hope I will be here for their baptism but the next transfer day is coming up and I have been here for a while now. But things are going great. Almost every investigator we met with last week kept their commitments as in read their assignment in the book of Mormon and has also been praying. We just need to get more of them to church now. Things are great here and its been raining a lot. We have been working a lot in the rain but its nice cause I'm not super hot and sweating a bunch but its just right.