Monday, December 22, 2014

Jesus Christ is Christmas!

Hello everyone!

This week has been a great, great week. It started off right with a baptism! I was able to baptize Kent Villaflor on Thursday. It was such an amazing experience. After his baptism I really saw a true happiness in him. He  is very shy usually but after his baptism he was like talkative and just had a glow about him. Then the week ended off really well with our annual Christmas Conference. It was such a good time. I got to see a bunch of elders from my batch and see how they are doing. I really enjoyed it. We had a talent show and some workshops. It was really really good. But the coolest thing about it was that we talked so much about the real purpose of Christmas. I hope as everyone goes through this Christmas season that we all remember that Jesus Christ is the real reason for Christmas. Strive to become more like Him during this season! I love you and miss you all!

Elder Davis

MTC batch

Kent's Baptism

Every kids dream and legal transportation in the Philippines

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit went farther North of us

Hello everyone!

I know I say this every week but I just can't believe how fast this week went by! It is crazy how quickly it passed. This week was interesting because of typhoon Ruby! I am glad to say that my area wasn't affected to badly. There was just a bunch of rain and strong winds. But other than that nothing too bad. We found out on Friday morning that we were going to be moved to a different house a little farther inland because our house is right next to the beach. So we packed our things for a few days and stayed for 3 days in Escalante. It was pretty boring to be honest! haha We just played cards and slept. We weren't allowed to leave so it was good to finally get back to work on Monday. I am very grateful that the storm didn't do much damage to my area. I know that Heavenly Father answered our prayers and kept us safe. Its weird to think that I have been out for 3 months already! It has seemed like an eternity on one hand but on the other has gone by rather quickly. I miss you all and hope you have a great week! Love you all!

Elder Davis

P.S. I got the coolest hat you will ever see last week.  haha
Playing cards with the Escalante missionaries during Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)

Boredom during the typhoon

Coolest hat on earth....or the universe?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)

To the families of our missionaries!

I am happy to report that Typhoon Ruby has passed our area of impact.  We experienced rain and winds but nothing serious.  Our report this morning is that your missionary is safe and happy but anxious to return to their proselyting activities.  Our preparations were timely and we are grateful for the exact obedience of each missionary.

We will be having a mission-wide prayer of thanksgiving at 12:00 pm noon today for carrying us through the storm.  If you would like to join us then or when you receive this message, it would be deeply appreciated.  We have experienced a blessing and tender mercy through this situation.

I pray that the future days bring joy and happiness to each of us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.  I extend our love to each of you!

President Terry C. McCurdy

Mission President 


Philippines Cebu Mission

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tiny boats and turkey....OK, how about chicken

Hello to everyone!
This week really flew by! We stayed pretty busy still with lessons and tracting. We are still focusing on the less actives and trying to get our investigators to church. We have gotten one less active family back to church this last week so I was very happy about that. I love the joy that I have felt by helping others remember the joy that comes from the gospel! I am so very happy that I am out here on my mission and I know that this is where I am supposed to be.
This week I rode in this tiny little boat that I thought was going to fall apart! haha and it was also Thanksgiving! We had two cooked chickens and mashed potatoes and bread! It was awesome I really enjoyed it. I hope every one had a great Thanksgiving and stayed safe. I love and miss you all!
Elder Davis
Zone activity

Tiny boat ride

Thanksgiving feast!

They might be giants

Sugar cane fields

???? I at least know the middle portion is Elder Davis