Tuesday, May 31, 2016

First 12 weeks - Last 12 weeks

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a great week! We had a great one here in the best area of Carcar! We have been really busy this last week and a lot has happened. Like I have said in my last emails we have been working a lot lately with less actives in our area. We have been teaching a few different families and have seen tons of progress as a lot of them have come back to church for a few times in a row now. We are also teaching a part member family the Amistad family. The father has been a member for a while now and his daughter is a member. We are teaching his 15 year old son, Shinon, and have a baptismal date set for him on June 25. We are excited to help him get ready for his baptism. He is a great kid and it will be awesome for their whole family to be members! 

We had a great zone conference last week where I was able to see a few of some friends here in the mission. I can't believe how fast the time is flying by. I am now at the start of the last 12 weeks of my mission. I remember back to how fast my first 12 weeks went when I was in training and it makes me scared that my mission is going to be over before I now it! I am having the best time out here! I have learned so much and grown a lot. I am excited to come home, but at the same time not. But its all good I still have 2 transfers to give it everything I have. 

I love you guys! I hope you are all doing great! Stay strong and continue doing the things that will make our Heavenly Father proud! 

Love you all! 

Elder Davis


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sorry for slacking

Hey everyone! 

Sorry that I have been so bad about emialing a weekly email lately. We have been so busy with different activities and things to do on P-day I have been really bad at budgeting my email time. But this last two weeks has been great! We are spending a ton of time teaching less active families. We are seeing a ton of success as well. We have had two families we are teaching come back to church for two weeks in a row now! So we are really excited about that. We also have another young kid preparing for baptism in June! His name is Shinon. He is 15 and is the last one of his family to become a member. We are so excited to help him progress as well! 

I know this is short, I promise I will make up for it next week. I just wanted to send something out for you guys. Pictures next time as well! 

I love you all have a great week! 

Elder Davis 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mother's Day

We had a great visit with McKay on Mother's Day.  The Skyping session was actually decent this time.  Especially after we found out that a cell phone worked a lot better than the old iPad.  McKay is doing very well.  He definitely has a accent and he believes that Keagan suddenly has one too and sounds like a "hick".  It was pretty funny.  Keagan was just talking normal.  He didn't write a formal letter this week, but wanted us to thank everyone for all the support and to let you all know that he missed you.  He is on the downhill slope.  
Skyping with the fam on Mother's Day

District meeting

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Good Times and Bad

Hello everyone! 

How is everyone doing this week? I hope you are all doing great. I had a great week this last week. We have been working a lot lately teaching a lot of members and trying to get them involved in the work as well. We have been teaching a really good couple, the Aldaya family. They are really good, they are really really willing to read and learn about the gospel. Our baptism for brother Tingloy Racho went really really well. It was such a cool experience to watch our Bishop baptize one of his best friends. It was really cool because they have been together through the good times and the bad and now they are both members of the church and working together in the best way. 

I am loving life. Its been so dang hot lately, we are in the later end of summer but its not showing any sign of cooling down. It hasn't rained here in over like 2 and a half months straight. Which is amazing for the Philippines haha. Its crazy. But life is great. I am doing awesome. I hope you are all doing great! 

Elder Davis 
Bro Jay

Tingloy Racho