Linggo, Hunyo 22, 2014

Ni hao!

Ni hao! 
This week I learned a lot of new things- even learning a new language because I went to Mandarin work during exchanges. I love exchanges! It was pretty scary at first but it was really fun. Sister Law who's from Hong Kong was my companion. She's too cute, too pink, and too animated! She's awesome. She taught me how to introduce myself and pray in Mandarin. We also got to teach children and a family! I can really feel the Spirit as Sister Law teaches and she's so excited about the message we share! I really can't understand everything but I do feel it. It was wonderful. Sister Law's also so loving and she acts like a mom. So I thought, this mission is indeed teaching us to be better moms in the future. Yeah right. :)) haha!

Sister Lyrma, one of our amazing investigators, is going to be baptized next week! She's so excited! I'm also so happy and grateful that her family in the Philippines has been visited by the missionaries already. I'm so happpppyyyyyy!!!!! 

We also had a wonderful time at the Temple yesterday and we toured our investigator, Lyn. She will be baptized soon! We're so happy that the members can participate and enjoy the blessings of the Temple on a Sunday! I'm also happy that the recent converts in our branch also had a very spiritual experience at the Temple. They want to do it all over and over again. :) President Wong, the new temple president, shared how it all happened that the Temple was made open on a Sunday. It was really a beautiful manifestation of how God is mindful of us individually. He cares for this 400+ sisters as much as He loves the other 15 million members out there. He just loves ALL His children! I know that Heavenly Father loves me. When I prayed about where I'll be assigned, I pleaded that He would put me in a place where the Temple is nearby. He hears and answers our prayers. I know that He loves you. I know that He loves all His children and what's important to you is also important to Him. 

Why Religion Matters: (Because it gets me frustrated when people say, "all religion are the same. It's not religion that's gonna save you" -_-)

Happy Father's Day by the way! My dad is the best dad in the world hahaI do appreciate all the things that he has done for me and for the family. I love him so much. Need I say more? Forever, the daddy's girl.

Hope you enjoy the photos! I love my companion, Sister Cubelo! I'm so blessed to have her! 

I love you all too! Have a wonderful week!

Until we meet again,
Sister Posadas


Aking Minamahal na Pamilya,

It was a wonderful week! We were on fire! I couldn't believe how miraculous this week was despite that our patience and faith were tried and as my companion and I stretched our faith even more, we were indeed grateful and were humbled because we achieved our goals. We were trying to incorporate everything we've learned lately from the Zone Conference and Zone Training in the work by focusing on the small and simple things because those matter a lot. 

I love how my companion teaches as I do feel the love she has for our investigators and we are working more on how we will be more in tune with the Spirit and I am also constantly praying to have more charity and love within me. It was also a wonderful privilege to share about UNITY with my companion during Zone Training. We can do all things if we have perfect unity and that's when we learn to see with one eye and have hearts knit together in love. Read Mosiah 18:21. It's amazingl how success have been doubled because of unity! 

We can do hard things, even the impossible. We can stretch ourselves more and push ourselves to our potentials. Drop fear and have faith. We can always ask for God's help and He will help us. He has helped all His children even from the time of Adam so why will He not help us now? Just continue to do hard things, even if you may not be able to do it well at first, but you will, and you can. :)

Fun Facts:
- When we're stressed under the heat, I tell my companion: "C'mon, let's grab a strawberry milkshake!" It's just so funny how strawberry makes her ecstatic! Good thing, we didn't get to have milkshakes this week and instead had some strawberry jam as an alternative! :)

Thonette, we are celebrating Baby Jaana here! We got free sweet treats from a member who had a baby shower haha. 

I love you all!

Until we meet again,

Sister Posadas

We Live by Faith, Not by Sight

Hi there! I'm still in my second area with my 5th companion, Sister Cubelo who is from Palawan. She's also my MTC batchmate. I love her and we are learning so much from each other. Her energy bubble is so hyped and she's very diligent! Guess what, she just got into the waters of baptism two years ago! Amazing girl, huh? We may be very different but we have one common purpose here which we are united and that is to"Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end" .

So, let's first talk about Faith. Alma 32:21 defines it:
 21 And now as said concerning faith—faith is not to have perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.

God sent us here on earth to test our faith. That is why, we live by faith, and not by sight. Would you agree with me if I say that everyday our faith in Him is put into test? Yes, it is and it is really necessary to have faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ for because of Him, everything's made possible. Trust in Him, in His gospel and in His power.

I testify that the greater obedience we have to God's laws, the greater endowment of faith. The success we have here is directly proportional to our faith and effort which should always be an ongoing process. Faith precedes miracles! My companion and I are doing great. We have been stretching our faith more and more each day! It's so fun!

"There are two kinds of faith. One of them functions ordinarily in the life of every soul. It is the kind of faith born by experience; it gives us certainty that a new day will dawn, that spring will come, that growth will take place. It is the kind of faith that relates us with confidence to that which is schedule to happen.
There is another kind of faith, rare indeed. This is the kind of faith that causes things to happen. It is the kind of faith that is worthy and prepared and unyielding, and it calls forth things that otherwise would not be.  It is the kind of faith that moves people. It is the kind of faith that sometimes moves things. Few men possess it. It comes by gradual growth. It is a marvelous, even transcended, power, a power as real and as invisible as electricity. Directed and channeled, it has great effect". -Boyd K. Packer

Faith is the very first principle in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We should be reminded by it daiyly.

Continue to build and nourish your faith each day! Have a great week!

Sister Posadas

*photos during Sister Helen's baptism, Sister Polidario's 20th birthday and sister missionaries' pday at The Peak! :)