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Monday, 18 September 2017

Elder Andersen Week 74



Hey everyone,

It has been a good week! A long one, and a busy one but a good one. The highlight of this week was definitely the visit of Elder Bowen and Elder Andersen and their wives. To be able to shake hands and listen to an Apostle of the Lord was the most amazing thing ever. We were combined with Quezon City North Mission as well so there were so many missionaries in one place. I sat in the 3rd row from the front, in the middle. He didn't speak from the pulpit the whole time, but when he was there he was right in front of me. I was like: O :O :O hahahaha! Then he came down with those microphones that you clip onto your shirt, I forgot what it's called... and then he came and walked around and we had a great discussion. At the start of the meeting we sung the EFY medley. The Sisters in Zion and Army of Helaman one. Flip, the spirit was so strong I thought I was going to be lifted up into heaven hahahaha joke. But I got goosebumps all the way up my body! Elder Andersen was smiling the whole time, and all the couple missionaries that were sitting at the front (including both mission Presidents and their wives), all had tears in their eyes. There is something about that song that just brings the spirit and when you have about 400 missionaries singing it, it is SO powerful! It was an amazing experience! President Koster wanted to make sure that we were on our best behaviour, that we had 'quiet dignity', and that we were reverent. Everything went smoothly! It was great. Afterwards Elder Andersen said, "next week I am going to meet with President Monson and I am going to tell him you were great." I was like: D :O :D :O hahaahaha! How cool is that? I am so blessed to be able to have met him! I learnt many things from him that I am going to apply in my missionary work and my life! I also was able to see a few of my batch from the MTC! It was awesome! I saw one of my companions from the MTC!  So awesome. 

Another good thing that has been happening for these last 2 weeks is that we have been doing splits on Sundays. This has been helping us cover more appointments. We have been working with the YSA that are planning to serve missions! It has been fun. 

One thing I love about the Philippines is the people I have met. Sometimes they are so open about their lives to you in the first visit. We OYMed this one Nanay and she let us into her home. We then just started talking to her and she was sharing about the struggles that she was having in life with her husband and also her children. She isn't with her husband anymore and one of her children used to take drugs. He's older now but there has been a big effect on him because of the drugs. As she was talking she started crying. I felt so bad for her. Then we started teaching her and she was SO attentive in the lesson. She would look at us right in the eyes. It was like we were giving her hope talaga. We are going to go back to her this week. We tried yesterday, pero, she wasn't at home. I am so grateful I could meet her. I love when you are able to meet such sincere people!

Me and my companion are finding many people! It is great! We are enjoying talking to everyone and sharing the gospel with them. Kung ayaw nila, okay lang yan, choice nila yan pero at least ginawa namin ang part naming.  Haha, sorry, I just felt like writing it in Tagalog.

Just a random note. Next week my P-Day will be on Tuesday cause we are going to the temple. 


Btw....HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA ROBIN!!  I hope you have an amazing day! I love you very much!!!


I think that is all for now!

Love you all!! 

Sister Hann







Monday, 11 September 2017

Hey All! Week 73



Hey all, 

This is going to be a short one. I just want you all to know that I am having a great time with my new companion! I've known her since my first transfer in the mission. Her name is Sister Bulewa and she is from Fiji. She is great! We are working hard and seeing miracles! We are doing lots of finding. I am really enjoying it! We are just talking to everyone. And sometimes they don't want to talk to us but that's all good, at least we did our part.

This Friday Elder Anderson is coming to speak to us! We are so excited! Our mission and Quezon City North Mission. If only Curtis was out in the field that would be awesome. There is going to be 400 missionaries there they said! I will let you know how that goes next week! Hopefully we get to shake his hand.

Our mission is doing amazing and we are seeing miracles.

We just had an MLC and me and my companion had to do the workshop. We were called by the AP's the day before. I was ohhh cmon! But it went well.

Anyway, that's all for now!! 

Love you all!

Sorry it's short hehe


Sister Hann










Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Start of My Last Transfer - Week 72


Well, well, well. Here I am, at the start of my last transfer. Crazy, right? I feel like time has flown by so fast. I love the mission. I don't want to leave it. So I am going to give everything I can for these last 6 weeks. I continue to see miracles in our mission. It is amazing! Our mission is so united and it really does feel like a family.

My companion is now gone! She goes home on Wednesday but she left yesterday because they have workshops and also activities before they leave. I am just staying with some other Sisters in my zone. I know who my new companion will be, she will transfer tomorrow. I am happy cause I know her and she is really nice! We are gonna kill it this transfer! We have a good zone as well. The zone leaders aren't transferring which is good cause they have a good companionship. The zone is gonna be on fire this transfer. Ahhh life is good. 

Even though life is good, it's not always easy. Missionary work is not easy. Me and my new companion will have a lot of work to do. But that's okay, it is gonna be good! I am ready to work until I literally collapse haha. It always feels better when you come home after a long day and you just fall asleep straight away cause you're so tired!

Not a lot really happened this week. My companion had to rest a lot (which is fine) and so it was a bit of a slow week. Then she left which was sad. But that's just how it is! People come and people go. It is hard when you are close with them. I had a lot of close friends go home this transfer. Oh well, there is always facebook when I get home haha!

I have learnt many things this last transfer. I learnt from my companion how important the Atonement is. She knows how to access the power of the Atonement in her life every day. It is the only thing that keeps her going. I have learnt also how to apply it in my life. I have also learnt how to make miracles happen. I also learnt that if we do our part, the Lord will provide. Our work was only a small amount this transfer but we still saw miracles, we still witnessed a baptism of someone who was so prepared to accept the gospel and for sure will be a leader in the church someday. He also has a desire to serve a mission. It's just amazing. I love the miracles I get to see every day. I have learnt though that miracles don't have to be a big thing. It can be something small. We just need to be able to recognise it. As a missionary, you really learn how to recognise the small miracles in each day. I am grateful that that is something I have learnt. 

Anyway, I have to go. I am sure I will have more to update you on next week. 

I love you all and I love the gospel.

Most importantly I love the Saviour. 

Always remember this: "Jesus Christ is always the answer."

Have an amazing week!!

Love,


Sister Hann 
















Monday, 28 August 2017

Short One This week - Week 71


Hey everyone, 

We had a miracle baptism! Brother Kevin! His baptism was great. We could tell that he really felt the spirit. What I love about Kevin is that he is so genuine! And he is so receptive to the spirit! He really understands. We teach and then he understands straight away. He is someone that is so prepared that as soon as he hears truth he believes. As he shared his testimony he was speechless! As we sung for him he teared up. I love him! In his confirmation Bishop mentioned that he will serve a mission and get married in the temple. He has a desire to serve a mission! I am just so happy. I am blessed to have been a part of this and blessed to have met him! He is 18 years old. 

There's not really anything else to say. I am so sorry that this is so short!

Love you all! 

Have a great week!

Sister Hann













Monday, 21 August 2017

I am 22. I am old. Week 70



Hello everyone, 

I am now 22. I have been alive for 22 years, feels like an eternity, but I have a long way to go.

I have had a great birthday so far! This morning we went to the Marikina Sports Centre with some missionaries from our zone (my district and then the zone leaders and 2 other Elders). It was so much fun! We played basketball, and then played a game with random people. It was fun! Then we went out for lunch. They bought me a cake and then sung for me haha. It was so nice! I have had a great birthday so far! Later we are going to Taytay to buy some more dresses so it is going to be an awesome day.

This week has been another good one. We did 2 exchanges this week. On Thursday and Saturday. I worked with my old companion again. Sister Balagso! She is now in our zone. It was awesome and we had so much fun!! I also worked with a Sister from America. It was funny because everyone stared at us and even some people OYM'ed us. I felt like we didn't even have to try and find people, they just came to us. They are amazed that we are white and know how to speak Tagalog.  It was lots of fun.

So, me and my companion have an awesome opportunity. Later tonight we are going to be skyping missionaries in Taiwan. They have a Filipino investigator that has limited English and Chinese, so they are having trouble. The Mission President in Taiwan sent President Koster a message and asked him if he could find some Sisters who spoke English and Tagalog so that we could help teach.  President called us! How amazing is that?! Out of everyone he chose us. I was so excited! And out of every mission here the Mission President of Taiwan chose our mission. It is an amazing opportunity and I am excited to experience this. We will be the translators for the missionaries over there and their investigator! We will be going to the office later and our appointment is at 6:30pm. Awesome opportunity!

That is all that has really happened this week. I've gone blank again hehe.  But yesterday I was reading in the New Testament, in Luke. This is the first time I have really started to appreciate the parables that Jesus taught! They are amazing! I love the way the Saviour teaches. He is a perfect example for us. 

I hope you all have another great week! 


Love you all


Sister Hann






Monday, 14 August 2017

Hello Week 69



Another week has gone! Time flies!!!

We had a good week this week! So last Monday after my email we got a call from the AP. He said that the Sister's from Mindoro were coming and we would have to do an exchange with them. They were coming for Sister's conference. The Sister's conference was on Wednesday so Tuesday we did an exchange with them. It was good! It was nice to have some other Sister's in our apartment. 

The Sister's conference was so awesome! It was amazing. The theme was Wonder Women. Sister Koster and the other couple Sister missionaries talked to us. They spoke about women in the scriptures and then they also shared about their lives. The Spirit was so strong and we were able to understand more about our role and our identity as women. I loved it! There were some activities as well. It was nice to see my previous companions as well.

This week we saw many miracles. We are going to have a baptism on the last Saturday of August! It is a miracle because he was not the one we were planning to baptise. His girlfriend is a member and he has been coming to church in our ward but he actually lives in another area. We thought it wasn't okay for us to teach him and then have him baptised here but we talked to the zone leaders in the other area and they said it was okay! So we taught him on Sunday during the last hour of church. He is awesome! We asked him how the lessons went with the other missionaries and he said he always felt really good. He said he could feel the spirit. One thing I like about this guy is that he is so receptive to the spirit. He is only 18 years old but he is smart. We taught him about the plan of salvation and it was so cute because we talked a little bit about temple marriage. He was like yeah that's what we are planning for (as he said this he pointed to his girlfriend). It was really nice to see that he is already thinking about these things and he understood how important something like that was, especially for his girlfriend. We asked him how he felt now that he knows about the Plan of Salvation. He said he feels he understands his purpose in life more and he now sees what he has to do to reach the Celestial Kingdom. He accepted to be baptised on August 26. I was supposed to end the lesson but I was speechless because I was excited hahaaha. I love seeing when people are so ready to accept the gospel in their life. 

We had a zone activity earlier today. It was awesome. We played some basketball, some volleyball and this other game that the zone leaders organised. It was heaps of fun! I can see that we are becoming more united and the zone leaders shared with us that our zone did really well this week! Miracles continue to happen each week. I am loving life at the moment. I never want this to end but a mission can’t last for a life time. I continue to prepare myself to come home as well. I will go home next transfer. But let's not talk about that yet haha. 

I love you all. I just want to encourage you to read the Book of Mormon every day. If you will you will see the miracles. 

I feel like my emails are getting shorter and shorter haha sorry. I always forget what I am going to write when I get here haha. 

Have a great week! 

Talk to you next week.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LACHY FOR THURSDAY AND GRANDAD FOR FRIDAY! I hope you both have an amazing day.

Love,

Sister Hann














Monday, 7 August 2017

Hey Everyone! Week 68


Hey everyone,

Do you ever feel like you are thinking about 50 billion things at once? That's how I feel at the moment haha but it's okay.  I enjoy being busy. I don't think I have ever said that in my life, but yes, it is true haha.

So 2 main things happened this week. On Thursday we had MLC. (that's the missionary leadership council). So we have that every month. We always have to wake up really early for that. It was really good. We set some great goals for the mission and ways we can help each zone achieve our goals. It just made us all pumped. Now we just have to help the other missions feel that fire. After MLC we were busy, we also had our weekly meeting with the bishopric so we got home and we were so tired and then we had to prepare our workshop for the zone conference the next day. It was getting late and I was like ahhh my brain isn't working anymore haha. Then we had to wake up early the next day. Our workshop went well though. I always feel the Lord's help and always feel like I am being led by the Spirit when I teach! I am feeling also that I am less nervous to talk in front of others and teach in front of others. When I get up there as well the nerves fade away. It is awesome. 

On Saturday we did zone planning with the zone leaders. Zone planning is actually something that the zone leaders do by themselves. But at MLC President said, “Okay, Zone leaders if you have STL's in your zone take some time now and talk to them about what you can do to help your zone.” So we talked and we thought that if we did zone planning with them it would help. Sometimes they find they’re stuck and need more help. We got permission from President and it was so good! It was so effective! We got really pumped and we thought about ideas that we could do to become more unified as a zone and to achieve the goals that we have set. I can see how our mission is really progressing! We are becoming unified and we are seeing the miracles!!! Ah I think my head is going to explode from excitement haha.

This week we have a Sister's conference. It’s on Wednesday! I am really excited! It's for ALL the Sisters in the mission! It will be great to come together and spend some time together. 
I think that is all for now. I am running out of time like always! 

Sorry this isn't very spiritual haha. 

I hope you have an awesome week! 

Love you all!


P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE TODD FOR SUNDAY!!!! Sunday is the 13th right? I hope you have an awesome day! Getting a bit old but that's okay I forgive you hehe.











Monday, 31 July 2017

Our Mission is on Fire! Week 67



Hey everyone!

Our mission is on fire right now! So earlier we were at Aurora chapel (the biggest chapel in the mission and where our mission office is). It was just a bunch of random missionaries from different zones (mostly Polynesians haha). We just played sports. It was awesome. But the AP's came and told us that our mission just reached 161 baptisms for this month! That is the most we have had! We are so happy! I am just getting goosebumps thinking about it haha. The culture in the mission is changing. We are having more faith, being more obedient, working harder and having more unity. It is awesome! We are like one big family. I love it. 

This week has been awesome. Me and Sister Tio are loving life haha. There is no contention in our companionship. She is my closest friend here so it's like we're just hanging out every day hahaha except of course we are working hard.

One thing I want to share is what happened last night. We had a missionary fireside at Antipolo stake centre! I got to go because I was singing in the choir! It was soooooooooo awesome because I got to see people from the Branch that I served in! They were so shocked to see me haha but it was great to be reunited again! As the choir, we sung 2 songs. The first was a Book of Mormon stories medley. The second was the sisters in zion and bring the world his truth medley. Ahhhhhhhh I love that song so much! There were so many missionaries and when we sung that it was SO powerful! I had goosebumps literally from my head to my feet hahaha! Singing really does bring the spirit. At least we were in a group so you couldn't hear my voice hehe. After it we travelled home with the zone leaders and also 4 other sisters in our zone. As we got on the jeep we were just talking to everyone and it was so awesome. It is so much better when there are more of you. We were pumped from the fireside and we just wanted to get out there and share with everyone haha. 

Oh yeah! So next transfer Elder Neil L. Anderson is coming to our Mission! He will come and speak to us! Ah I am so excited! It will be combined with the Quezon City North Mission as well! So that's awesome!  It will be amazing cause that's my last transfer AND cause it's an Apostle! I always wanted to meet or listen to an Apostle while on my mission. Now I will have the chance! I don't know if we will all get to shake his hand but that's okay. At least I will get to hear from him!

So this transfer I feel like we are starting from scratch in our area. Trying to find those that are ready to accept the gospel. They're out there, just need to find them. I am more inspired and pumped right now for the work! I love being a missionary! I can't even express it hahahaha! I've been pushed on my mission more than I ever have in my life, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

That's all for this week. I love you all! Have an amazing week!


Sister Hann



Photo
A bunch of people went to Aurora chapel to play some sports. We are all from different zones haha but they got permission from President.



Playing sport at Aurora Chapel






































Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Transfer Week! - Week 66


Hey all!

So it is transfer week but I won't be transferring. My new companion will be Sister Tio! We are very close so I am excited for the transfer ahead!

So I would like to share a spiritual experience that I had this week. We went to a member’s house for lunch. They have this book and there is a lot of deep doctrine in it. We had a bit of a look. We were reading about the pre-existence. When we read it, there was this part that talked about how animals have souls. But then it said that the difference between animals and humans is that animals are Heavenly Father's creation and we are His offspring. As I read this it really hit me. Obviously, I know that I am a child of God. But at this point as in I REALLY came to understand who I am. I really came to understand that He truly is my Father and there is a part of Him in me. I knew this before, but now I guess I truly felt it. It's hard to explain. Ever since this, my prayers have been better. I feel like I am actually talking to Him. I feel like I am having a conversation with my Father. I also feel and understand more of what He feels for me and what He thinks about me. It is hard to express. It was an amazing experience.

One thing I want to share with you before I go is a quote.

"Those who are deliberate about doing the small and simple things, obeying in seemingly little ways- are blessed with faith and strength that go far beyond the actual acts of obedience themselves and, in fact, may seem totally unrelated to them." 
- Elder L. Whitney Clayton

He is talking about the simple things, like our prayers, scripture reading, and attending church. He knew a Bishop who was counselling with people. They were telling him they had these problems. He encouraged them to do those small things. They felt as though he wasn't really listening because those things weren't related to fixing their problems. But what they didn't really understand was that those are the things that in the long run are going to help. They are the basis of everything. Sometimes we need to focus first on being good at doing the small things before we focus on the big things. I have a testimony of these "small and simple things". I promise if we do them we will be blessed. It helps us be more protected from the temptations of the world! If we are 'in the world' we don't feel the spirit as much, and we start to feel like the things we are doing are not that bad because the spirit ceases to strive with us. 

Anyway, that's all I have for you for this week. Oh, and if you're away from the church, come back. There's always a way back, no matter what you have done, no matter how bad. I promise. I have really felt the love of my Heavenly Father this week. He loves all His children, even if they make mistakes. He knows we're not perfect and He is willing to help us!

Love you all!! 


Sister Hann





Monday, 17 July 2017

Hey Everyone - Week 65


Hi all!

So, we had a busy week this week. I had 2 exchanges. One on Tuesday and then the next one on Wednesday. It was tiring and by Wednesday night I felt like it was Saturday haha. But I really enjoy working with the other Sisters. They are really great and I learn something different from each of them. 

We had many dinner appointments this week which of course was awesome haha. 

Earlier we had a zone activity. We played some games which was lots of fun. Then of course we played a bit of basketball. I beat 2 Elders at a free throw contest. Don't worry I am not losing my game here ;) HAHA just joking :) 

We had a great day yesterday! We had 6 investigators at church. The other weeks it has just been 1 or 2. We also had one of our recent converts bring a friend to church and she said he wants to become a member. I was like wow, okay, well we can make that happen haha. Hopefully things will work out there. 

We don't have a lot of investigators here but we are working hard to find new ones. It's all about faith, obedience, hard work and unity.  I have been in some hard areas but I never said, "this area is hopeless, we can't do it" I just said, "okay we have some work to do. Let's do our best and look for the miracles." That has helped me so much on my mission! It has helped me see the small miracles that happen every day in our lives. We just have to be positive and look for them!

That's all for now. Sorry this is short!

Love you all!


Sister Hann 





Monday, 10 July 2017

Busy Week - Week 64


So we had a busy week this week!

The main things that happened were Zone Conference on Thursday and then MLC on Friday. 

Zone conference was awesome. I got to see some friends that I haven't seen for a while and I also got to see my Tatay! Haha. He is American and he went home about a year ago. But his fiancĂ© lives here so he came to visit and he came to our zone conference. It was awesome to see him again! After the zone conference, we were outside waiting for a jeep. There was something that was bothering me a bit. While I was standing there one of the Elders said to me... Sister Hann, I've heard a lot about you. I was like umm is that a good thing? He said yeah don't worry, it's only good things. He said, "Elder so and so said you're awesome. He said you're a spiritual giant, and I can testify to that." When he said that I just felt a wave of comfort. I was like ahh I guess I am doing something right haha. There are many times in a mission when you feel inadequate, when you feel like you're not reaching up to what you should be. I remember one quote that has always been a comfort to me. It is "Your success is not measured in what you do, it is in what you leave behind." There are many things that I am not perfect at when it comes to this work, but I am just going to focus on my strengths. I have learnt that how I make people feel, and what I leave behind is what is more important than how 'good' I am. Then I was standing next to an Australian and he was like, “you got this Sister, you're Australian, and Australians can do anything.” Hahaha. 

Then on Friday we had our Missionary Leadership council. I was so nervous when we got there hahahaha. I couldn't even eat the breakfast that was prepared! But the other missionaries were like don't worry we've got your back hahaha. I applied that quote I shared last week, fake it till you make it hahaha. When I got up there and we gave the workshop I just felt calm and I was able to speak well. Afterwards they said it was a really good workshop and President said to me afterwards it was as well. I am grateful that I am now getting better at public speaking. I am starting to enjoy it as well. Did I really just say that? Hahaha!

This coming week we will have 2 more sets of exchanges with the sisters in our zone. Should be fun! 

I think that is all for now. Oh yeah yesterday my companion couldn't work because she wasn't well. You won't believe it, I was going insane staying inside all day. I used to love it but now I just get anxious and want to go out and do something haha. 

Anyway, take care everyone! Hope you're all doing well. Keep reading the Book of Mormon, if you're not then start again haha.

Love you!!

Sister Hann



Pictures:
MLC,
Last Sunday when it was raining,
Me and some of the YSA,
Us again (These were the other week, I haven't taken many pictures recently)




MLC

Last Sunday when it was raining

Me and some of the YSA,

Me and some of the YSA again

































































Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Hey Everyone - Week 63



Hey everyone!

This has been a slow week. We were what we call in the Philippines "punted" all week. Which means no one was available or people would hide from us hahaha. But that's all good, just gotta keep going and keep enjoying.

I have some awesome news though.... You ready?
BROTHER MAX WAS BAPTISED?!  I got a letter from my previous companion Sister Balagso telling me that he got baptised. I cannot explain the joy I felt when I received that letter. I can tell you it is the happiest I have been on my mission! She told me that he was finally able to feel like he had repented properly and he finally felt that he could forgive himself. There was something that had happened in the past that he could never forgive himself for. They found out what it was when I left. It was like 20 years ago. I am incredibly happy that he was able to understand the Atonement of Jesus Christ and what that means for him in his life. That is why I love being a missionary, and that is why I am a missionary. I can help people understand and use the Atonement in their lives. It is the greatest gift. The gift of being able to repent and become clean from the sins we commit. We're not perfect, right? Without the Saviour's sacrifice there is no way we could return back to live with our Heavenly Father again. There is no way we could feel peace in this life. If it weren't for the Atonement we would always feel that guilt, but because of Him, we can be freed from those feelings of guilt and we can change! That is the amazing message we have to share with the world. Sometimes people don't understand they are carrying around those feelings of guilt until we share with them the way to get rid of it. I love the Saviour and I am trying to learn more about Him. I just started doing what President Nelson said in his conference talk. I am reading every scripture that is listed in the topical guide about the Saviour. He said it changed him and I am sure it will do the same to me. We should all try it!

Yesterday wasn't P-day because we had a temple visit today. So yesterday I had my first exchanges as STL. It was awesome! I had an awesome time! The Sister I went with was so kind and we just enjoyed our day together!

On Friday we have MLC (Missionary leadership council) The AP's called yesterday and said me and my companion have to do a workshop for it! I was like what?! Hahaha. At MLC all the Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders, the AP's and of course President and Sister Koster are there.  I was like oh great that's going to be fun haha. I am just going to go with my motto "fake it till you make it" haha. I am sure it will be fine and I am sure I will learn from it. At least I am continuing to learn how to speak in front of people and to teach others.

On Thursday we will have zone conference. At least we don't have to do a workshop there as well haha. But it's going to be a busy week this week so I am sure I will have more to update you on next week!

2 quotes: "Your world is in your head. Get your head right and your heart will follow, and you will be right." - Lawrence E. Corbridge
"As you work to save others, you save yourself." This is so true, I have experienced it here in my mission :)

Love you all!

ingat kayo palagi and wag kayo maging pasaway ;) (Yung last part ay para sa mga kapatid ko kasi makulit sila) 

Monday, 26 June 2017

On the Spot Talk - Week 62



Hey all!

So yesterday was interesting. We got to church and one of the YSA (young single adults) was sick and had a talk for that day. One of the councillors of the bishopric came up to us and said, “one of you will give a talk today”. We both looked at each other with wide eyes hahaha! My companion has already done a talk here so I was like flip I think it will be me. Then Bishop came up to us and said, ”yeah I was in my office and I really felt like Sister Hann should be the speaker”. He was like, “it will be 7 minutes on prayer. You are the first speaker”. I was like huuuuuuuuuuh?!?! So, I sat down. I had 15 minutes before the meeting started to prepare. I just got the definition of prayer from the back of my Book of Mormon. Then I looked up scriptures on prayer. I wrote them down in my planner. When I went up to talk I only had my Book of Mormon and the scriptures I had prepared. I started off by talking about what prayer is. Then I read each scripture and expounded on it. It went well and I felt comfortable as I spoke! It was another time when I have been able to see my progress! I am more comfortable with talking in front of people now and it is more fluent. I also spoke it in Tagalog.  I didn't even have that much time to be nervous which was good hahaha!

This morning we had a sports activity at the chapel. I played some basketball again yaaaay hahaha. I played with some of the young women and YSA hahaha they are awesome. I really like the members here.

There's not a lot to update you on this week This coming week will be busy so I will update some more next week. 

After church on Sunday one of the young men got his mission call. He was called to serve in the Canada mission! He opened it in front of everyone. As he read it everyone started cheering, it was awesome. I remembered the feeling when I opened my mission call! It brought back all those memories!

To end I have a quote for you all :)

"Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are."
Sometimes we are way too hard on ourselves.

You are doing awesome!
Keep being awesome and keep doing what you're doing.
We are only ever asked to do our best. 

Love you all! 

Have an awesome week!

Sister Hann 




Photos
This was earlier today
When we were playing basketball today
Me and my companion Sister Erasmo




Earlier today

Playing basketball today

Me and my companion Sister Erasmo











Monday, 19 June 2017

New Area! Week 61


Hey everyone!

I've had a good week. It's been a bit of a quiet week because we don't have house mates but that's okay. My new companion is Sister Erasmo. We are batch! We entered the field at the same time and we were house mates in my first area! We have been reminiscing on our first transfer and also how far we have come. It's really nice!

We haven't been really busy yet because we aren't doing exchanges yet. I will just get familiar first in our area and then we will do some exchanges. So right now, it hasn't really hit me yet that I am a STL. Which is fine with me haha. But I am excited to work with other Sisters. 

I like my new area! The members are really nice. We have a lot of part members in this area. A part member is an investigator that has someone in their family who is a member. So, we are going to work with them and hopefully they will progress. 

The highlight for me this week was probably yesterday when we taught a new investigator. We started teaching him and his partner about The Restoration. As we taught though we decided to change and just give an overview of The Plan of Salvation. He was talking about how he was the only one left here out of his family. The rest have all died. You could tell he felt lonely and didn't understand why he was left here. We testified to him that we be believe that families can be together forever and that we know he will be able to see his family and be with them forever. We could just see that he was pondering and we could also see the hope in his eyes. I am so grateful for the Plan of Salvation because it gives us purpose in this life, it helps us know who we are and also where we will go after this life. I know that it truly gives hope to people! It did for this man.

I also saw someone that I had talked to in Antipolo! We didn't get to teach him because most of the time he was drinking haha but I saw him randomly when we were proselyting. Turns out he has stopped drinking! I was like that's awesome! I sent a message to the missionaries that are in the area now so hopefully they will go and teach him.

We also randomly saw this lady on the street. She was like "sisters, sisters!!" We hadn't met her before so we went up to her and turns out all her kids are members and are active. She moved here 3 months ago but couldn't find missionaries or the church.  We were walking past as she walked out of her house. Great timing, right? The Lord truly is in charge of the work!

Sorry, this is a bit short. But yeah, I continue to see miracles every day. It is so awesome! I hope you are all doing well and being awesome. 

Love you all!! 

Sister Hann