Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Letter-June 13th, 2016

Well first of all sorry for not being able to email earlier, but I just got out of the Hospital again....
So I guess I will just have to tell the story of what happened this week. 
I started to feel pretty sick Sunday night and it didn't seem to want to go away. So Monday we had to leave pretty early in the morning to go to Iloilo city for p-day and zone conference. So it was supposed to be way fun, but I was just feeling pretty sick. I couldn't keep any food inside of me and was experiencing very bad stomach pains.Thankfully the Elders were able to give me a blessing that helped me sleep that night. Well it continued into Tuesday during the conference and Sister Aquino wanted me to spent that night in the mission home. Also there started to be blood joined with everything, so I had a feeling something was up. So Wednesday we were able to get back to our area in Roxas and the next day we had to go the doctor. She was able to run some tests and found out that I have Amoebiasas. So that just means I have a sickness from either the water here or the food. The doctor wanted me to get admitted that day, but I resisted because I didn't want to go back at all. But I realized on Friday that after 5 days of being nothing but sick and loosing all food inside of me, I was probably just going to make it worse. So Friday until now I have been in the hospital so that I could get on some meds and get some help. And now I am out, I am no longer sick, but I really have to be strict the last few months of my mission what I eat, because they can't really cure this here in the Philippines, so right now the Amoebas are sleeping. It will hopefully stay that way so I can finish without getting sick again. 

On a brighter note we had a baptism on Saturday. I was very happy that little Nicole was baptized. The sad thing was I was not able to attend because I was in the hospital. And even worse her mom couldn't attend because she was also confined. Thankfully the other members in Nicole's family were able to be there for her as well. I was thankful that the ward keeps giving us part member families who need to be completed. And the Abo-ol family has a big place in my heart. 

Well that was my week, pretty fun huh :) Good news is I am back out and ready to begin again. I love you all lots.

Sister Miggin 

Letter-June 5th, 2016

Hello everyone. This week was really great. It seemed like we had lots to do.
Mon: P-day. we joined in a school clean up project with the ward during the morning because we didn't have an activity. 
Tues: Normal work day :) 
Wed: Exchanges with Sister Abrigo. She came and worked in our area. She is a new missionary. She has only been out 1 month. I was impressed with her confidence and teaching skills. It was nice to work with her and get to know her as well. 
Thurs: Prepared Nicole for her baptismal interview. 
Fri: We did service in the morning at the bishops house :) I really love their family. The kids joined us in the cleaning. They love when the missionaries come home. They just want to play with us and hang on us and just are too fun. I am sure that's how we were back when my Dad was the bishop. 
Sat: We got to join a donation the church gave to a school and we also helped paint the building. It was so fun. There were lots of us missionaries there and we had fun doing service other than cleaning hahaha. Also Nicole passed her baptismal interview :) Her mom was so happy, and so were we!
Sun: It was a wonderful Sabbath day. I really felt the spirit during the sacrament and testimony meeting. 

Well that's about it for this week. I love you all hope everyone is doing good. 

Sister Miggin

Letter-May 29th, 2016

Hey everyone,
This week was great! Shout out to my Big Sis, her birthday is today. Also the rainy season is finally looking like it's coming in. Which means it will be hot and wet hahaha. But it should hopefully cool down a little. Anyway what happened this week:
Mon:Birthday party activity for one of the Elders in our zone. It was good. 
Tues: We spent time teaching our part member families and just working one building the truest with the members in our area. 
Wed: Normal work day 
Thus: traveled to Iloilo for MLC. It was such a long drive. We spent the day in the city and I was finally able to buy shoes! Now I have ones with no holes in the bottom. 
Fri: MLC part 2. We spent most of the time learning what things we can improve on and how we can prepare for the new mission president. President Aquino gave a great training on using preach my gospel to really understand out purpose as missionaries. 
Sat: back to work in our area. We are starting to teach a new family :) They have great potential but it won't be a fast thing. But I can see their progress. 
Sun: Church!! The whole Philippines is focusing on a area plan. The area presidency has 3 key word goals for the Philippines. Obey, Covenant and Establish. So we all set goals on how to do that in our own lives. It was a good training. 

We watched this video at MLC. It was great to remind us on when we need to work and serve. I am sure some of you have seen it before. But I would encourage you to watch it again and remember that service is the key to happiness. 

Love you all, have a great week. 

Sister Miggin