Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bringing Light into Investigator's Life

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Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: Weekly Report Sent on 24 May 2011

Congratulations on the baptisms and for helping that area to become very fruitful. Have a great week.


Dear President Hansen,

This has been a successful transfer we were blessed with 4 baptisms this month. James Brian Vloso, Rochelle Latoga, Mirryl Latoga, and Riza latoga were all baptized and confirmed on 22 May 2011. It was a miracle, and took a lot of hard work. It was worth the effort though. Sister Rochelle and Sister Mirryl kuyog us to lessons and they are excited about missionary work. We are trying to find them friends still so they wont be as shy. Brother James Brian has very supportive recent convert parents so we are not worried about him.

The rest of our investigators right now are kind of just floating, and we will be doing a lot of tracting this coming week.

We have one investigator though that just has no hope. She is torn down, and we are doing everything we can to help. She considered committing suicide with her 5 children, because she doesn't have money to feed them and her live in partner who is a member is very prideful. Its a long story, but we plan to visit her regularly so she has someone to talk to. We want to bring the light into her life.

Sister Falculan has amazing people skills, and I am thankful for her talent of teaching.

Continuing to work hard and focus on the work here in Marigondon.

Thanks for all that you do,

Sister Bruno

50 Year Jubilee in the Philippines

Dear Family,

I love you all

Last thursday our bishopric sprung for a ride to temple tours with our investigators. It turned out to be a moving type van with some plastic chairs in the back. When the driver hit the break hard we all slide around and the back was wide open we all laughed the whole way there.

Oh boy our investigators took some work to get them ready for their baptism this past Sunday. We were blessed though with 4 baptisms. Just opened the area and already 4 baptisms that really is a miracle. James Brian Vloso, Rochelle Latoga, Mirryl latoga, and Riza Latoga. Sister Rochelle, and Mirryl like to kuyog us to lessons and they are growing in their testimony.

We participated in the 50 year jubilee here in the Philippines it was pretty lagit. The youth and Single Adults worked so hard to prepare for the presentation. On 21 May 2011 we took part in the Jubilee presentation. We didn't do much just walked turned around and smile at the camera you should look and see if its on youtube or something look for Manduae Jubilee or something haha. The elders though did a whole act like a death march thing where Elder Ashdown and two other elders got shot for drinking water because it wasnt allowed and Brother George so the guards were like Nazis and would shot you in you rested or drank water or fell down. Elder Fausterilla was hilarious I wish I could have gotten a movie of it. But they filmed the whole presentation so hopefully I can see it again someday.

We have one investigator who considered suicide to take her life and the life of her 5 children she just has no hope. We are going to continue to do everything we can for her, but its hard when you and you children are starving. She and her live-in partner fight all the time, and she is just being pounded by Satan!

Well it's definitely an adventure here on the mission! There are ups and downs but I'm just still enduring to the end, and it's crazy how time passes so quickly. My trainer goes home tomorrow weird!

Nahigugma Ko kaninyo

Sister Bruno

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Report to Mission President about Progress in Marigondon

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Date: Wed, May 18, 2011 at 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: Weekly Report Sent on 17 May 2011

Thanks for your accountability report sister Bruno. I know that the Lord will continue to lead you along. Have a great week......good luck with your baptisms. Pres.Hansen

Dear President Hansen,

We have been praying really hard for our investigators, and we have four baptisms this coming Sunday May 22, 2011. It really is a blessing for our area. We started with no clear investigators and now we have people ready for baptism. Rochelle, Mirryl, and Rizza Latoga has progressed very quickly. Rochelle and Mirryl kuyoged us to our lessons yesterday to see what missionary work was like. Although they are shy they are starting to learn to break out of their shells.

Amy Junio is progressing, and has mentioned baptism. We are taking it very slowly with her.

Sister Rose Lacsamana we were about to give up on because she kept canceling appointments, but we visited her yesterday and she read through 1 Nephi we were shocked. We thought the worst. It taught me not to expect the worst, but to hope for the best!

Brother James Brian Alphanta is getting baptized this Sunday and he has a strong support from his parents.

We have been BRTing like mad with the Barcenal family and Kenshin and Reymaurth have started to progress. Sister Maura their mother was going to go to church but the father was against it. We really need to focus on the father, but unfortunately is only home in the late evenings.

We never know what to expect with our investigators everyday, but we are working our hardest to help them to gain a knowledge of the gospel and feel that it is true.

Sister Falculan and I have our ups and downs, but she has really taught me a lot about Patience. For this I am grateful :)

Have an amazing day!

Sister Bruno

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Date: Wed, May 11, 2011 at 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: Weekly Report Sent on 10 May 2011

It sounds like you have a variety of many wonderful contacts. We will keep them in our prayers. Keep up the great work..........Pres.Hansen

Four Possible Baptisms in Marigondon

Dear Family!

Work here in Marigondon is an adventure. We went to the Manduae stake center at the request of the person in charge of jubilee. They want us now to participate in the program. We actually would just rather go to watch and take pictures, but its also cool that we have to chance to participate now.

We are not familiar with Mandaue so when we were going home we took the wrong Dyipney and had a mini adventure. The adventure was fun but it hurt the pocket book.

We have four baptisms this coming Sunday which is a miracle since we just opened the area, and for this I am grateful. Rochelle Latoga, Mirryl Latoga, Rizza Latoga, and James Brian Alphanta are getting baptized may 21, 2011. We are really excited.

We were going to play volleyball this morning, but it was sprinkling, and here in the Philippines if its raining you will get sick if you get your head wet for too long. So we just went home.

Transfers are coming in one week and Sister Falculan and I don't expect to be transfered.

Our investigator Randy came to church with his friend Leo we didn't expect them to come, but it was a welcomed surprise!

Working hard!

I forgot my camera cord this week so send pictures next week.

Love you all
Nahigugma ko kaninyo

Sister Bruno