Sunday, September 11, 2016

Letter-September 11th, 2016

Hello everyone, I hope this email finds you all well and happy. This week was great. We found a lot of potential investigators, but I am sad. I just found out that I am transferring this week! Actually I am really excited. I am going back out into the province, to Antique. NO more city air!!! And guess what else. I am training again!!!! YAY! "baby #2" I am so excited. We re-opening an old elders area, so I am so excited to see what this new area has in store. I am also excited to meet my new bata. So next week you will hopefully see some pics of her.

This week was our mission tour. Elder Haynie of the area presidency here in the Philippines and also a member of the 70 came. It was so fantastic. I was so inspired at what I learned from him. On Tuesday we had our mission leadership council and he attended and did the training. So I got to be uplifted and inspired twice. Sadly that was my last MLC because I am getting released from my calling as a STL and now becoming a trainer again! 

Some of the things that Elder Haynie focused on many things, but mostly finding. He helped us understand the importance of being good finders. I think all I learned will help me as we open our new area. He taught us what it really means to find scattered Israel, and how we need to understand our purpose better. We need to gather scattered Israel. One thing that stood out to me was he said, " Scattered Israel hangs out with Gathered Israel." Meaning we need to work close to the members and the people around them. I also received answers to my prayers during this mission tour, and even answers to prayers only in my heart, not yet asked. It really strengthen my testimony on how well our Heavenly Father knows each of us and he knows what we need. I really felt the spirit during the meeting. And felt peace about my mission and the fact that it is coming to a close. 

Well good luck to me this week as my new missionary and I start our journey in Antique. I love you all and hope you have a good week!

Love, Sister Miggin 

Letter-September 4th, 2016

Hello everyone. This week was a lot of hard work. We spent most of the time finding and tracting. But it was great. I got to go on exchanges with Sister Alulod. She is such a funny sister. I was also her STL when we were back in Roxas, so it was nice to see her again. This week I also got to ride a carabou this week. It was awesome! YA another highlight this week was that our recent convert Elias and John Carlo Jacildo, got to join the the sacrament. It was really exciting for them, and everyone hahaha. Anyway I hope that you are all doing well. I love you lots!! Have a good week. Until next time..

Sister Miggin 

Letter-August 28th, 2016

Hello my friends and loved ones, we meet again.
This week was great. We are focusing on finding more families. We are really working on getting the teaching pool back up. 
Mon: P-day, we had a sports Zone activity. It was fun but got rained out. 
Tues: We got to teach the newly baptized Jacildo family with a member of the stake presidency. It was a really spiritual lesson and it was hopefully motivating for them to have him teach them. 
Wed: We had a zone meeting with President and Sister Cruz. They talked about cleaning apartments and also team work. President Cruz gave a goal to all the missionaries to baptize families only. So it was nice to know we are already inline with the mission President and his vision. 
Thus: Today we spent finding. It was also district meeting. Our district leader sadly found out his Mom passed away a few days ago, so they asked if I could teach the meeting. It was a little last minute, but I think ti worked out well. 
Fri: We taught a new couple. They have family who are members and even though they have lots of questions, they are interested. I am hopeful to see some progression. 
Sat: We were finding most the day and then taught a less active family. The mom is active and one of  her sons, but the rest of her boys are sadly on and off. But it was awesome to see them ALL at church! 
Sun: Church day :), even though after church it wasn't the best work day, we didn't get to teach anyone. We had lots of less active members return this week and also the Jacildo family was there of course and some new potential investigators, so it was a success. 

Overall this week was awesome. I re-read this week a talk called the 4th missionary. It is a wonderful talk that helps us see if we are serving how we should, and becoming who the Lord want's us to be as missionaries. But it was a great review for me and a wonderful spiritual study moment too. 

I hope you all have a good week. Thanks for the love and support. I love you all! 

Sister Miggin

Letter-August 21st, 2016

VICTORY! The Jacildo family got baptized!!!! It was a awesome week!!! I am so excited to share what happened:
Mon: P-day and then I went to a area called Passi to conduct some exchanges. 
Tues: Exchanges with Sister Manilay. The objective of this exchange was to make sure this area is safe for sisters. So it checked out ok. Actually the area is so beautiful. I was a little jealous, the fresh air there was so nice. 
Wed: came back to Lapaz and taught one last lesson to the jacildo family. 
Thus: Normal work day. 
Fri: this day was pretty punted but we carried on. 
Sat: BAPTISM OF THE JACILDO. So today was awesome. They were so excited. They arrived and said that satan tried to stop them from coming. It was raining and they couldn't get a ride, so they started walking to the church. Anyway when they arrived they were so excited. There was a great turn out from the ward. About 30 + members came to the baptism! The spirit was so strong. So Jarod Hernal baptised the 2 kids, Chzarina and John Carlo. Then one of the member of the bishopric, Brother BaleƱa baptized the parents, Melanie and Elias. They all came out with huge smiles. My companion and I shed many tears of joy witnessing their happiness and excitement. After the baptism they shared their testimonies. It was amazing to feel of their sweet spirit and hear see the growth of their testimony. I felt so humbled as a missionary to have been trusted to teach them. It was a spiritually high day, and I was so excited. I know the promise in D&C18:16 is true. We can share in the joy as we teach the gospel to others.
Sun: The Jacildo family got confirmed members of the church. 

Their baptism was the highlight of our week. We were so excited and so happy. Not that we got a baptism, but because we got to see this families desire to come closer to Christ. And We were so happy to have taught them the gospel and watch it change them forever. 

I hope you all had a good week. I love you all, until next time

Sister Miggin 

Letter-August 14th, 2016

Hello everyone, this p-day sure came fast. It was weird to email on Wednesday instead on Monday. But thankfully it's back to normal now. So what happened this week.
Mon: MLC- It was so fun. This time we had the MLC in the mission home. So after the meeting we had a family home evening with President and sister Cruz and their family. It was a pizza party/meeting. So much fun! 
Tues: MLC.2 today was more about addressing the concerns of the mission and also the training by the Assistants and President Cruz. 
Wed: P-day!!!! 
Thus: Finally got back to work. Today we also had zone training. So we got to listen once again to our zone leaders. It's crazy how a month has already gone by since the last training. 
Fri: We prepared the Jacildo family for their baptismal interview. 
Sat: The Jacildo family passed their interviews!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like there will be a baptism coming up :) We also had a family home evening with them and another family. We watching the restoration video and also played some games. They now know how to have FHE. 
Sun: Normal sunday. We sadly didn't get to work after church because I was feeling sick. But thankfully I woke up this morning ok again. 

Well that's it for this week. Not much happened because we had lots of meetings. But I am really thankful that the Jacildo family is so excited for their baptism. I am also so happy with the wards excitement for them. Hopefully there will be a good turn out for them. I hope you all have a great week. I love you lots!!! 

Sister Miggin 

Letter-August 9th, 2016

Hey everyone I know this is a few days late. But the last 2 days I was at a mission leadership meeting and they moved our p-day to Wednesday. Just for this week though. Anyway I hope this email find you all safe and happy. This week was awesome, but wet. It has been raining so much. The streets are starting to flood again, it reminds me when I first arrived in the mission. I guess it means a full year of this weather has come round.
So what happened this week?
Mon: P-day
Tues: Transfer day, We didn't transfer. But the sister in our apartment transferred and so we had to stay with her companion and drop of the other one at the bus station. Then we met other sisters there transferring and help the get to their new areas. It took some time, but thankfully none of our sisters got lost. 
Wed: We spent this day helping a set of sisters find and move into their apartment. They stayed with us last night because their apartment had problems. Then the Assistants came over and we got to help move them into the new house. It was fun to help them, but took up some time. Thankfully we were still able to work in the afternoon and we got to teach the Jacieldo family :) They are doing great. 
Thurs: Normal working day, but sadly no lessons, just lots of finding and lots of rain :) Good thing I love to sing in the rain
Fri: When we taught the Jacieldo family today, they wanted to put a picture of the Cebu temple up in their house. It was so awesome to think that this family is temple bound. But first we need to finish their lessons so hopefully they can have their baptismal interview. 
Sat: Work, work work, we taught some less actives today, it was slower day but still good. 
Sun: Success! It was a awesome Sabbath day. We were able to see 3 less active families come to church as well as our investigators. It's so humbling to see them come and want to listen. The only problem with today was the power was out because of the wind and rain, so it was more feeling the spirit than listening to the words of the speakers. 

Well that was it for this week. I really loved getting to help serve the sisters under our assignment and also see some progression in our area. We are setting goals to improve our training and exchanges for this transfer. 

Until next time,
Sister Miggin

Letter-July 31st, 2016

Hello everyone, this week flew by. As usually it was super busy but very rewarding.
Mon: P-day
Tues: We went on exchanges with the sisters in jaro. I worked with my Bata Sister Pancho. Actually we didn't work because she has a hurt leg. We actually spent the day in the mission home. So we spent he day with the mission president and his wife. I love them it was so fun. But sadly we found out she has to go to the mission hospital in manila to get checked out :( so it was a sock to learn she was leaving the next day. 
Wed:Worked in our area again. We got to teach the Jacieldo family and have a member couple work with us. It was so wonderful because we were able to see their faith grow. 
Thus: normal work day
Fri: we spent time searching for new apartment. And also got to teach our progressing family again 
Sat: We had splits with the sisters. I worked with Sister Caveiro. She is a new missionary. She has only been in the mission 6 weeks. I was impressed with her though. She was a lot of fun to work with. 
Sun: We saw some miracles this week. The Jacieldo family was able to come to church. I am was so happy to see the ward fellowship them. It was awesome. They stayed the whole time and participated in the classes and everything. Later that day we spent time finding and found 2 new families! 

Ok this week was just great. I am so happy in the work. My companion and I area really focusing on finding families and it has been so rewarding. 

love you all, 

Sister Miggin

Letter-July 24th, 2016

Hello my loved ones, hope all is well. So this week was awesome as usual :) It's hard for weeks not be good in the service of the Lord, So what happened this week:
Mon:P-day! We went to a Pizza place with the Zone leaders and Ap for one of their birthday, it was pretty good.
Tues: Exchanges with Sister Fotu! She is from Tonga. We had alot of fun. She is going home soon, but still working hard. We got stuck in a crazy rain storm during the day, but at the end of the day we taught the Jacieldo family and they accepted a baptismal date! 
Wed: We spent most of this day finding and talking to people, we got a few return appointments, so it was a great day 
Thurs:We got to teach Fricelyn, she is a young adult. She is going to school here and staying with a member. She is really great in the lessons, it has been fun to teach her because she is really looking for the truth. She agreed to be baptized too! 
Fri: We had a zone training with President Cruz. He was sick but still was able to teach with such power and authority. It was a wonderful training. Then we had a dinner at the stake presidents 1st councilors house. :) 
Sat:We went on splits with the sisters in our apartment. I worked with Sister Manlangit. We also attended a relief society activity unexpectedly. But we were lucky we arrived right around the time where they ate. 
Sun: THE WHOLE JACIELDO FAMILY CAME TO CHURCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so so happy to see them. I know they felt the spirit. It was a amazing sacrament. I was pleased with the members too, welcoming them. Even though they only stayed for 1 hour, it was a success. After church we then had a training for the ward missionaries about how to do member missionary work, and how to fellowship. 

That was about it for this week. It just flew by because we were so busy, this week we had lots going on too so I am excited to keep working and serving. Thanks everyone for the love and support. 
have a good week! 

Sister Miggin