Monday, September 28, 2015

Hello sa inyo lahat

This week was super good. Last Friday we had a service activity which was super cool. One of the Recent converts here, Brother Paje, lives farther away from the little town here in Quezon with his wife and son. Brother Paje is half American and Half Filipino. I thought he was from american when I met him cause he is white and looks like an american but he was born here and grew up here. He knows like 5 different languages and its funny when me and him talk to each other cause its like 2 Americans speaking Tagalog. Anyway his house really needed some work so Friday morning we got together with a bunch of members here and traveled to his home. All the elder rode in a trike. So there were like 7 people on 1 trike! It was way fun! The entire activity was a surprise so the Paje family didn't know about it. When we got there they were surprised. It was kinda like Extreme make over except we didn't destroy their home.We carried all the new supplies to their home and stared. We fixed the roof the walls and got a lot done. It was super fun and muddy since its the rainy season. My companion walked over to a tree and then suddenly he let out a loud scream and came running back towards us. We asked him what is was and he said it was a spider. Everyone was laughing super hard cause my companion is a pretty big guy and the spider scared him half to death so that was the joke of the day. Also our investigator I told you about this week just returned on Saturday night. Last night we were able to meet with them all again. The remembered everything we taught them and we also had an opportunity to give Joanna a blessing. She was the one involved int the crash. The family is all fine now. She is just still recovering from here accident. This family is really awesome and they are so prepared for the gospel. They will be baptized this October and I'm super excited for their baptism. 

Love you all

Elder Jones

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Kumusta sa inyo lahat 

Life here in Quezon Palawan is going great. This week has been great. We are making some good progress and my companion and I are working great together. Since Elder Bernard is still new in the field I translate everything for him but he is doing great in his Tagalog and really learning a lot. One family who we are teaching the Alengasa family is doing so great. They have a baptismal goal for October 17. There is the mother and her 5 kids. This week we had an experience that I wasn't expecting.The Oldest daughter in the Alengasa was involved in a trike accident and was really hurt. Because of this accident we have been visiting the family pretty frequently. Last we heard she is OK now. This family tho is doing great. They have been reading the book of Mormon and praying as a family. Its been so cool to see the blessings they are receiving in their life and the joy of the gospel in their life. 

The work here is great tho. We have lots of great investigators and yesterday we had 18 investigators at church which was awesome. We have been talking to lots of new people and we have been teaching quite a bit. Everything is great here I love it! 

Love you all and have a great week!! Ingat Kayo

Love Elder Jones

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Hello Jones Family

So I wasn't expecting to get transferred but I did. I back on Palawan after just a short period of time and so far its great. Our apartment here is a house and Its so big there are 5 rooms 2 bathrooms and an upstairs and basically 2 kitchens so we are only using like half of the house. We are also right by the ocean too! Its kinda like Coron but it also has its differences. So far I really like it here. I love working Palawan the people are so nice and its a lot quieter here. I haven't yet met all of our investigators but I have met many of them. Last Saturday we helped a Sister in the Branch prepare her talk and this Wednesday we will be helping a recent convert prepare a talk again. 

One of the investigators here is the Alingasa family who is made up of a Mother here 5 daughters and 1 son. The dad isn't really interested. Yesterday then all came to church expect the mother cause she had something going on but she promised us yesterday when we taught them that she would go. It was super cool to see how much they learned at church. They all shared things they learned with us and their mom was super happy to see them so happy. We invited them to be baptized on October 17 and all of them accepted and really wanted it. They are all reading the Book Of Mormon as a family several of them already have a testimony and they are doing great. Im 99% positive the will be baptized on October 17. So far the work has been great here. My companion is brand new he just finished his training so I'm his 2nd companion in the mission. His Name is Elder Bernard and he is from Samoa but lives in America. He is a really big guy but fearless and super kind and nice to everyone we meet. 

Things are great here so far I love it. 

Love you all take care

Elder Jones

Monday, September 7, 2015

Hey Family

So this morning I received a text message that again I will be transferring. I will be returning to Palawan but not Coron. I will transfer to Quezon Palawan and I have also be called to be the district leader there. I'm super excited to go but at the same time I'm not ready to leave here since I've only been here for 6 weeks! 

This week my companion, since he will be going home soon, had a finish strong meeting with all the other missionaries that will be going home. We had exchanges with the Zone leaders on that day since one of the zone leaders also went to that meeting. The other zone leader, Elder Antaran and I worked together in their area. It was very cool because some of their area is part of my first area so I was able to return and work in my first area. I was able to visit some of the people we taught and also some of the members that I knew there. It was such a cool experience to work again in my first area. Because of the exchanges and the meeting the work in our area was kinda slow. But we had some great success at the same time. 

Love you all! Have a great week

Elder Jones