Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Week 78


Hi Everyone,

Well I can't believe how fast time is.  I have 1 week left as a missionary. I am so happy that I have been able to serve as a missionary and to have been able to share the gospel freely and purely for the last 18 months. I love the gospel, and I know that is transforms us into happy and peaceful people-when we live it. I know that God loves all of His Children, and that He has a wonderful and beautiful plan for all of us. This plan is the gospel, and He wants us to follow this plan, so we can be happy. I have really experienced the joy of the gospel, and I will never ever forsake this gospel. I know it is true and was restored by Joesph Smith.  Please, live the gospel. Just trust that you can be happier if you live it completely. I have seen it change so many lives and also my own life.

THis week was really good. We worked hard, and were able to find new investigators and also teach many. I love this work so much! Ahh, I am so so happy! It will be sad saying goodbye to these Saints in the Philippines. I have learned so much from them. They are purely humble and loving to all people. They think about others, before themselves. I love these people!

Well, I hope you all have a great day!

Love Sister Coleman

Week 77


Hello Family,

It is so crazy and sad, I am coming home in 2 weeks.  My mission has gone by sooo fast. I can't even believe it! I really have loved being a full-time missionary. I will never stop being a missionary. I will always share the gospel and live the gospel. I have seen the gospel change so many lives here in my mission. But, I have also seen it change my own life. I have a stronger testimony of the gospel. It is really burning with the truth of the restoration of the gospel, the Atonement, and the 5 principles and ordinances of the gospel that we need to do in order to be saved and happy. I love this gospel. I know that we can see and feel our lives evolve into who God wants us to be, through living the gospel.

Have faith in living the gospel. Have faith that you can change and become happier through living the gospel. Just try it. I am just so blessed to see it everyday. People who have little or great faith in Christ, who apply the gospel, become happier. The gospel is so true!

Well this week has been really good. Sister Buban and I are really striving to do our best everyday.  I always feel bad for the people who we tract to...every night at 8:59.., who are sometimes already going to bed. Oh man, but someday, they will appreciate it. :) I have learned a lot from sister Buban. She is a great missionary, and has really been a great help for me. 

Oh man, there is one of our investigators who we had him read 2nd Nephi 31. We came back yesterday and he said, "I learned a lot from my order to be saved, I need to be baptized." We extended him a baptismal date, and he said he will talk with his kids (who are away from home) so they can be baptized as a family. Wow, he understands that the gospel is a family affair. It really is. 

I love the gospel and I love to share it everyday!

Love Sister Coleman

Week 76


Hello Family,
How are you all?  I hope you are all doing well and are healthy. 
Well, this week was good. We came home from Manila on Tuesday
afternoon, and then on Wednesday we had our MLC (Missionary Leadership
Council.) It was 7:30 am- 5:00 pm.  That was really tiring! It was a
really great training though, I learned a lot. I will be applying a
lot of things into my work. We are really trying to teach whole
families, not just the Nanays of children, but the Fathers too. IT is
so important that when we teach people the gospel-we teach them as
families. Hello, the gospel and eternal life is a family affair. So
when you help the missionaries and fulfill your covenants as members
of the church- please find families.

You know after a long vacation, and then you pull up into the driveway
and walk in the house- and it just feels great and like you say, “I’m
home…” that’s how I felt when I came back to Bacon, my area. I just
love working and I love the people in my area. I love these people and
how humble and kind they are. I have really enjoyed serving them. I
really hope that this branch will grow and someday become a ward and
stake. I love the gospel, and I am so happy that I was able to come
back here to Bacon to share it with the people that I have been called
to teach. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I keep my mouth shut when
I am not in my area, it's just that it's a stronger responsibility
when I am in my area. I love these people!!

So my companion is so great. We have so much fun and work hard
together. I love her so much! She has a special spirit about her, and
she has a beautiful testimony of the gospel. We always love walking
the "MIssionary walk" basically, walking fast. hehe. Just prepare
yourselves for the missionary walk...because "every member a
missionary." ;)

Alright, I love ya'll! Thanks for all of your support and letters and emails. :)

LOve Sister Coleman

Week 75


Alright, so this week was good. We worked hard and were able to do 2 sets of exchanges. I went with SIster Wilkinson, my trainee, on the first one. She is so great! She has grown a lot, and its so fun to see! Well, the next one was with a new sister, she was a cute sister too. Well, I am sorry, I don't really have a lot of time.. We are coming from manila earlier today. We had fun...but were so bored because we had NO WORK. But, we made it worth it, and talked with a lot of people about the and family history. I wish I could share the experiences with you all. Okay, when I get back, I'll share with you. But, here are some pics from our trip.

Love ya!

Sister Coleman

Week 74


Hi Everyone,

This week has been really great! We were able to find some new investigators. There was a family that was a referral from a member, and the lesson was great. The Father said a kneeling prayer at the end of the lesson. If the Father is excited about the gospel, the family will too. :)  I love the gospel so much, and it will help families have eternal relationships! 

Well, I got a new companion on Tuesday. Sister Buban. She is my 2nd filipina companion! I do love the Filipina sisters!! I am excited for this transfer, like I am every transfer! :) She is really hard working and so nice. Man, I am really lucky to have her as my companion. I will learn so much from her! 

So one of our investigators, Brother Melvin, came to church. He's so awesome! In Sunday school the lesson mentioned about baptism, and the teacher asked him, if he was ready to follow Christs example and be baptized. Brother Melvin said he was! Man, he is a great person and he himself has seen the blessings of the gospel in his life. He said that he has found direction in His life, because of the gospel. I know that that is sooo true. The gospel will really give us direction in our lives!

Well, I love you all so much! Thank you for all your love, prayers and support to me. I feel your prayers ever single day!  I know that the Church is true and was restored through Joseph Smith. We have a living prophet on the earth, who is called of God, even Thomas S. Monson. I know that God loves us so very much! We see that everyday!

LOve you all!

Sister Coleman

Week 73


Hello Family,

Kumusta kayo??  This week was good. It was the last week of Sister
Sanchez. She is going home now! I have a temporary companion yesterday
and today, sister Boorau. She's from Kiribati, the place of sister
Kwong. One of my comps. Anyways, she is also going home in April, so
it's so crazy for us that our comps went home, and that we are next.
;( I don't wanna go home, I love the mission! I have really loved
being a missionary, a servant of God. I love the people I serve and my
love for Heavenly Father and His Son has grown immensely! I love the
Atonement and it is really real, and if we use it, and apply the
gospel, we will really have true happiness.

So we had a lot of our investigators come to church! There was one,
Sister Clarita, who we had kind of stopped teaching because she didn't
really like it- and she told us that. Anyways, she came to church for
the first time yesterday and invited us to come to her house. I am
really excited to be able to teach her again. I love this lady so
much, and I really hope that she will continue to progress and live
the gospel. She said that she really liked the classes that we had,
and she felt the spirit. I know that the church is true, and that we
will really be strengthened and blessed as we go to church and
worthily partake of the sacrament. Please go to church!

Well, I know that God loves us, thats why He gave us His Only Begotten
Son. If we will come to Him, we will be made strong. I love you all so
much. Thank you for your kind words and support to me! I am gonna give
the Lord my all, in this short time I have left as a full time
missionary. I know that my mission will not end though in April, for
God has many more things for me to do. I love the work. Do your
visiting and home teaching. Do family History. Magnify your callings.
Study the Book of Mormon everyday. Pray always. Have family prayer and
home evening, and always go to church. We will be strong and happy as
we do those things! I love you all.

Love Sister Coleman

Week 72


Grabe, ang bilis ng panahon!!! (Oh man, the time is sooooo fast!) It really is, and I am going crazy! I love serving the Lord. I have never been happier in my life. I know that we can all experience the true happiness through our pagsunod, or obedience, to the gospel. Trust that! Live the gospel, and we can have true happiness and peace. I have felt and seen it in my life.

Well this week was good. We had interviews and I learned sooo much. My mission President is really the best. I know that He has been called of God, and that His words are coming from God. I am so grateful for the leaders that we have in the church. Listen to them, and heed their council, especially the council from our living Prophet and the 12 Apostles. I know they are called of God, and if we follow their council, we will be safe in this dangerous world. 

Happy Valentines day by the way. And, welcome to the world baby Ferrec! Congrats to Rachel and Erick! Your baby is sooo cute! Man, I am excited to see him, and all of my new nieces and nephews. Wow, I have become an Aunt 3 times on my mission. ;) 

Well, this week is sister Sanchez's last week of her mission. We are going to work super hard this week. I am really excited for this week! I love working hard for God. I know that this work is true and so happy. Continue with your missionary work. Work with the missionaries, feed them, and invite your friends to come closer to God. Also, strengthen yourselves and testimony and faith everyday! Read your scriptures everyday, pray unceasingly, and go to church. Also, have family home evening and go to the temple. :)

Well I love you all! 

Have a great day!

LOve Sister Coleman