Monday, May 30, 2016


Hello po sa inyo lahat

Well this week is transfer week but we haven't heard if anything will be happening yet. We usually dont find out until Tuesday. I cant say that anything will happen but I cant say that something wont happen. Its possible I might leave but Im not sure. We will find out tomorrow and Ill let you know next week. 

Anyway this past week Jancel was baptized. It was great. Her brother and sister were there and we are teaching both of them. The only problem is that her sister goes back to the province this week but her brother will be staying here. He also now has a baptismal date for this upcoming June 25. He is also progressing towards his goal. Its was great that Sister Maribel ,their mother, and Jancel's brother and sister were able to attend her baptism. Last Saturday Brother Rowel Decena was suppose to baptize her but he called us and told us he had an emergency and couldn't so I ended up baptizing her. Its so cool when you get to baptize some one. Its a great experience. 

Last week we also did a lot of OYMing like we do every week. We OYMed 194 people just last  week. We almost talked to 200 people and invited them to listen to our message. OYMing has become just a regular thing that we do. We just OYM all day and talk and invite people all day even if we are not teaching. Its really fun though and we get to meet a lot of people through OYMing. I also gave a talk yesterday in Sacrament about the importance of missionary work. It went really well. The work is still going good. we are just trying to find more and more people to teach. Hopefully we can find a lot this week and in the weeks to come. 

Mahal ko po kayo lahat. Mag-ingat kayo lagi! 

Elder Jones

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hey there guys

Well this week was a great week. Our investigator Jancel was interviewed last Saturday and she passed and she will be baptized this Saturday. This week we also started teaching her older brother Axl. He also came to church yesterday with his mother and his sister Jancel. We also invited him to be baptized last week when we taught him. He accepted and right now he has a baptismal date for this upcoming June 25. We are also teaching another girl named Abygail who is the Decena's cousin. Abygail is doing great. she also came to church yesterday. She told us last week that this June 6 she has to go back to the province to study. She told us that she didnt want to go but that she wants to stay here to study, be baptized and cause she likes it more here. She has been praying that she would be able to here and not go back to the province. Yesterday when we saw here she told us that she would be staying here to study and she was super excited about that. Her mom gave her permission to study here. She also has a baptismal date for this upcoming June 25. 

There are a bunch of great things going on in our area right now and we are finding a lot of people that are really interested in our message. 

This last week I also went on exchanges with the Zone leaders. I worked with Elder Castaneda which if you remember he was my companion back on Coron. It was super fun working with him again. He is a great missionary and it was really fun to work with him again. Anyway him and his companion fresh started this transfer. That means that they both were brand new to the area. Anyway, since they fresh started they dont have a ton of investigators right now. We went to go visit a bunch of people but nothing worked out so we just talked to people all day. So we just OYMed all day and we talked to 48 people in one day which is a lot especially since our goal is 30 a day. It was a great day. 

Love and miss you all! Have a great week!

Elder Jones

Monday, May 16, 2016

Hey there everyone

We had a great week this week. We talked to a lot of people and we found several new investigators this week. Some of our new investigators seem very potential and very interested. Finding has been something we have been focusing on in our area because we dont have many investigators. Last week we actually find 9 new investigators including a couple of friends named June and Albert. We talked to June about a week ago and he set a return appointment with him. When we went back to visit him we met his friend albert. We began to introduce ourselves and who we are and what our message is about. They immediately started asking questions. i was very glad that they did because it shows their desire to learn and to hear our message. We invited them go to to church. They really wanted to go to church but unfortunately they both had work last Sunday.They told us that they would try to get work off next week so they could go. Even though we only have taught them once I can see that they have a lot of potential Im just really hoping that they will progress! 

We also began teaching Christian. He is 19 years old and he knows the Decena family. The Decena family is a very active family in our ward.  Christian was going to go to church yesterday but he didnt show up so we arent sure what happened. He seems very interested as well. Im really hoping that he will begin to progress as well. Hopefully since he know the Decena family they can really help him and fellowship him. Anyway we had a great week this week and we are going to have a great week again this week. Im really looking forward to it. 

Love and Miss you all

Elder Jones

Monday, May 9, 2016

Hello Every one

The work is going good here in Pasay. Last week was kinda crazy though. Last Tuesday we didn't really even work because we spent all day at the Hospital. My companion had to have a check up with the dermatologist. We also had several of our investigators move out so now we dont know where they are but people say they are no longer in our area so our teaching pool just got even smaller. We did talk to a lot of people last week like we do every week the only difference was that a lot of the people we talked to are interested and told us that we could visit them. We got their information and will hopefully be visiting many of them this week. We have many potential investigators lined up that we will be visiting this week. Im really looking forward to finding more investigators this week. I also had the opportunity to interview two of the other elders investigators for their baptism this week. We are all really excited to see them get baptized since they have been being taught for a long time and its been a long time since there has been a baptism in the ward. We are really trying to improve our efforts so that we can have some more baptisms in the next few months. 

Jancel, our investigator is doing well. She is so ready for baptism that we are teaching her all the lessons in about 4 to 5 weeks time to prepare her for her baptism. She always reads her assignments in the Book Of Mormon and she already knows that its true. She has also been very active in church and she has lots of questions. Its great teaching her though because she has so many questions, she listens really good and she is progressing really well. She has a baptismal date for this May 28 and she is progressing well towards that date. We have been getting busier in our area as we find more people to teach. The work is going good and its just getting better!

Love and Miss you all!

Have a great week!

Elder Jones

Monday, May 2, 2016

This week went by really fast. We have been really bust in our area lately trying to find new investigators. We have been talking to a lot of people and sharing the gospel and trying to set return appointments. Most of the time we get rejected but on the other hand we have found some great people who appear to be very interested in our message. We talked to one guy named Joey. We Just recently moved here to Pasay and he sells corn for a living. He pushes a cart around with corn all day long and sells it to whoever will by it. He is a very cool guy and we are going to be visiting him later tonight. When we talked to him he was very welcoming and very nice to us. In excited so go visit him tonight along with another one of our new investigators Raymond. Last week while trying to find the house of a guy that we talked to we met Raymond. We introduced ourselves and asked him if we could share our message with him. He agreed and we began teaching him right then and there. He was very receptive and had a couple of questions for us. We are going to visit him later tonight as well. 

Yesterday we also taught Jancel again. She is doing very well. She came to church yesterday and she has been reading her Book Of Mormon. We began teaching her the Plan Of salvation last night and we talked about where we came from. As we were closing the lesson we asked her if she had any questions and she did. She asked if after death if our body and spirit will be separated forever of if the will be joined together again. We told her that because of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ that all of us will be resurrected. When we told he that she got a big smile started laughing and said "Ang galing" which is kinda like great or awesome! We are also teaching Sister Jackie. Sister Jackie is married to a Recent Convert in our area and ever since they got married last December she has been being taught by missionaries. Because Jackie's family has been Catholic for a very long time she is kinda hesitant about being baptized even though she has a testimony, reads the Book Of Mormon, prays, and attends church. Last week though when we taught her she we asked her again about her preparation for her baptism. She seemed a little more prepared for it but she is still uncertain. The time will come though when she decides to be baptized. 

This week was a pretty good week. We had a lot of great things happen in our area and we found some more investigators. The work is slow and steady but things are looking better. 

Elder Jones