Sunday, October 27, 2013

Week Tatlo (3)

Kumusta Po Kayo?! (Hello, how are you.)
These are the 2 best districts ever!  We all came in the same day!
This past week has been great!!  I've been able to learn a lot and feel the spirit a lot as well!  I love this work, and I know it's what I need to be doing right now!  Oh, before I forget, there's a picture of Aunt Amy and some people from her mission, on a wall in the main building.  I'll make sure and send a picture next week!  It was super cool to see!  

Self portrait of me...yes, I'm a little crazy!
I've seen a few people that I know... like 3 from Cedar City, and Brooke Mortensen from Washington.  We've talked a few times.  It's been fun to see people!  Well, this week has just been full of the same old same old stuff.  Class, food, studying, more's been fun!  I can't believe how fast time flies...after the first week!  It was JUST p-day!  So tell grandma that I'll have all the names done today, so if she could send me some would be fantastic!  

I got a calling/assignment in my branch.  My companion and I are the music coordinators.  I'm excited for this!  Well, I hope you all are doing wonderful, but I need to go do my laundry!  Have a wonderful day!!  This gospel is true and will make anyone, who lives it, very happy!!  

Sister Johannah Coleman

 We dress like we go to funerals sometimes...especially when it's freezing! 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Week Dalawa (2)

Well thank you all for e-mailing me back, it was really super duper nice to hear from you all!  Just to get things straight, I have pday on Saturdays, and I have 1 hour to e-mail.  Don't get me wrong though...I'd love to get hard mail! :)  Hey, send me your addresses so I can write you.  I kind of was a slacker and totally forgot to get all of them.  

Okay, so this week has been super awesome!  It's gone by super fast, and I'm kind of hoping that's how it is the rest of my time here..not that the food is gross or anything. ;)  I love the MTC. The spirit is felt so much here, and I have grown so much, and intend on growing even more.  (I hope you guys didn't take that in the way that I've eaten a bunch and I've grown that way.;)  

So I'll start with Sunday:  Church was great!  I played" How Firm a Foundation" and everyone sang it in Tagalog.  Well, it was super funny because no one is exactly a pro at speaking...and then singing tagalog.  Well, one of the councilors in the branch presidency, Brother Donahoo, said that it was too fast...and he just gave me a hard time about playing too fast.  It was soooo funny!  He said later that if he gives someone a "hard time" it just means that he likes them.  I guess he likes me..cuz he always gives me a hard time.  It's funny!  I like my branch presidency!  Well for the devotional that night, Elder Dallin H. Oaks, came and spoke to us!  It was soooo fantastic!  One thing that I learned is that we go on mission's to learn to love people. was great!

Well, the rest of my week was pretty much the same:  Class, more class, cafeteria food, studying, crazy sisters and elders, more class, and now Pday!!!! :D  I love all of the experiences and opportunities that I have here!  I leave in 1 month minus 1 day!  I'm so excited to teach and be taught by the humble people of the Philippines!  I love this gospel so much!  I love you all very much, and you are all in my prayers!

Have a great week!  Ingat!
Sister Coleman

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Week Isa (1)

Kumusta Pamilya,

I love you all lots!  Thank you for all your love, prayers and support!  Well this week...or 3 days has been great at the MTC!  I love it here.  I love being a missionary and serving the Lord!  This has brought me much joy!  I love the gospel of Jesus Christ (Ebonghelyo ni Jesucristo), and the happiness it has brought into my life!  I know that God love's each and every one of us!  He wants us to do the best we can in everything!  

Okay, so week Isa has been awesome!  It has been hard at times, but overall it fantabulous!  I have kind of caught onto the language...well more than I did in my first 3 weeks of Spanish! ;)  It's really amazing how much the Lord will help us when we are doing HIS work!  I love the miracles that I have seen and felt in my life!  Please keep me in your prayers though... I sometimes feel overwhelmed with what I need to do.  I have to REALLY learn the language of the spirit, and the language of Tagalog...and a bunch of other little things.  I just need to have more faith and diligence about everything!  

Oh, by the way....thanks for bringing my wallet back.  That night, I was looking through my bag, and my wallet was NOT there!  It freaked me out big time!  So, I had to go to the front desk and almost call you, but the people had it already!  WHEW!!  :)  Thank you again!  

We got to meet our branch presidency.  They are amazing people!!  I'm playing the piano at church on Sunday, and they also assigned me to be the senior companion for the first 3 weeks.  I'm super excited for the opportunities I will have here and in the mission field! :)  Oh, just so you all know, I have another hymnbook to my name!  It's in Tagalog though.  I love music!!!!  I love singing the hymns in Tagalog.  I feel the spirit really strongly when I do!!!  Music has such an amazing power and influence! 

Well, I love all of you so much, and I want to bear you my testimony in Tagalog. :)
Alam ko po na totoo po ang Simbahan ni Jesucristo ng mga Banal sa mga Huling Araw at aklat ni Mormon. Mapagmahal po ang Diyos!  Sa pangalan ni Jesucristo, amen.

That was a little one, but I do have a testimony of those things! :)  I love you all!!
Ingat! Johannah Coleman