Thursday, August 27, 2015

Letter- August 24th, 2015

Hey everyone,
This week was a good one. Lots of tracting. We spent a lot of time this week finding new investigators. We walked so much. Good thing I have Ibuprofen :) One of the people we found. It was so awesome. They live right across the church. We taught their whole family more than once this week. They really could be golden. 2 of them came to church for the whole time on Sunday. They all couldn't come because they have a special needs daughter who had the chicken pox. But hopefully this week. I really love them they are awesome. SO KIND. They area always wanting to feed us  and when they do they bring out their nicest china. Its humbling to see them treat us with such respect. I really hope we can keep teaching them. 
Also this week I did my first ever training during district meeting. It was fun to teach again. I missed that from the MTC. And after one of my teachers from the MTC showed up. It was totally random. He and his dad were came back to visit the Philippines and he came to say hi. It was awesome. He gave me some good advice with working with less active members. Which there are a lot. So I was happy to see him. Good ol' Brother Waggoner. 
I also got this week a post card from my family. The sisters thought Yellowstone looked so cool. They were like. We want to go there. I just laughed. Its so nice to live somewhere with so many natural beauties. This place is also really pretty. I can't wait to see more of it. Right now I am in the city, so maybe my next area. Who knows what this place has in store. 
I read the "Our Heritage"book. I love church history. There are some amazing stories. Those early saints of the church had such amazing faith. Its so cool to know that's our background. It really motivated me to keep working hard to build the kingdom here in the Philippines. I only get one mission. So might as well work as hard as I can and Run hard the whole race. 
This week I will be with the Sister Training Leaders or STL's. They live with us. So we will be a 3 some until Thursday when I get my new trainer! I am excited to meet her.
Today we went to our Presidents birthday party. We did Zumba. It was so funny to see all those missionaries doing zumba. I love it. It was awesome. We also had a big BBQ. Obviously a little different foods, but it was good. This Sister who used to serve her mission here came back and visited the mission. Its the same sister who Facebook messaged me when I first got my call and told me so much about my mission and helped me so much in my prep. She came in and came right over to me and was so excited to see me and talk to me. Her and her parents were so nice. It was nice to meet the girl who helped me so much prepare. 
Until next week! I love you all!!

- Sister Miggin 

Letter-August 16th, 2015

This week was really good. We had two meetings that were kind of long but really good. We had zone training and also trainers and trainees' meeting. I cant believe this is my companions last week as a missionary. She is doing really good. Not too trunky. I think now she is just excited and why wouldn't you be. She had a good mission and worked hard until the end. I hope I can be like her at the end of all of this. So next week I will get my "step mom" or my new trainer. Hopefully she will be just as great. Now that I feel like I have adjusted more to being a missionary I really want to focus more on the language. Its not east but I know through prayer and faith that God will provide a way. This week we did a lot of finding. Its kind of hard to go up to people and bring up religion especially in a language I don't know. But once you get going its not as scary. Good thing the Lord guides this work. Otherwise we would have a lot of lost missionaries in the world.
So we have some pretty great investigators. We are teaching a 11 year old named Jhana, her baptism date is on August 29 I think. So hopefully everything goes accordingly. We are also teaching quite a few others who have dates in September. Here in the Philippines they have a 4 week rule. That the investigator must come to church for 4 weeks in a row. So if they miss a Sunday we have to move back their date. Its sometimes frustrating but I quickly realized why. There are SO many inactive or less active here. Its sad but true. So I understand why they have this rule. 
Anyway this week was good. We had a family home evening with this cute family. They have 4 girls and just had a baby boy. It reminded me of my family. It was such a fun family night. It made me grateful that we always had FHE growing up. I also experience my first brown out. It was so hot without the fan. But thankfully right as we were going to bed the power came back and I was able to sleep with my fan!! YAY!  Hope you all have a great week!!

Love, Sister Miggin

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Letter-August 9th, 2015

Hey this week was great! (The rain came down and the floods came up!) 
It rained and rained and rained. And then it flooded. We tracked in some areas with water up to my knees which meant my poor little companion was soaked. It was fun though. Quite the adventure. There was even fish swimming in the streets. This week for district meeting we had a pancake breakfast at the Sr. Couples apartment. It was the best. Finally some American food hahaha. 
 We went finding a lot this week.
Its hard to tract when you cant speak much of the language. I defiantly understand more than i can speak #interpretation of tongues. So its good that at least I'm progressing a little bit there. We also had a service project where we helped some of the Elders move to a new apartment. It rained the whole time. So we just played in the rain after. Why not?!
 I had my first baptism!!!! It was so cool. Little Abegail got baptized on Saturday. She is 11 and takes herself to church every week. Her mom didn't make it to the baptism but she came after. Anyway she is so cute and a little shy but she has such a testimony. She also knows some English so I did get to teach her a little in English over the past few weeks.
 What else happened this week. Oh so some guy that was with us on a trike had a baby pet monkey. He had it chained around his waste and sitting on like a fanny pack. I got to pet it and feed it. It was so cool. He was so nice too. 
Anyway this week was really good. We had some fun times and some really good experiences. This week I was really looking for tender mercies in my life. And once you stop to look. You can find so many everyday and really see how the Lord blesses you. 
I love you all!! Until next week. 

Sister Miggin 

Letter- August 2nd, 2015

Hi everyone,
This week it started to rain a lot more. Which I am very grateful for. It cools down a little. The only thing that really sucks is it makes the bucket shower colder. This week we had Zone conference. It was really good. I learned a lot and really felt the spirit. But that night we had dinner at a members house, and the whole next day I was sick. I'm still adjusting to the food. But happy to report that I was better the next day and back to working hard. We are teaching and finding a lot. The language still isn't very good. I don't feel like I'm getting better yet. But I need to keep trying everyday. This week we should have a baptism! I'm so excited. 
This week I was reading a talked called the 4th missionary. It really helped motivate me into become a great missionary and for the right reasons. It was an amazing talk. Not much happened this week just working hard :) 
I love you all and miss you. Until next week!

- Sister Miggin