|The Lady Missionaries|
Missionary work plays a vital role in the spreading of the Gospel of the Lord in this dispensation of time. And missionary work is one of the three-fold missions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Sister Sheehan of West Valley City, Utah, USA and Sister Austria of Dagupan City, Pangasinan, Philippines are missionaries. They heeded the call of the Lord of finding those lost sheep and bring them back to the Lord's fold.
Sheehan accepted the call for she wanted to follow the example of her friend who was also presently in a mission. She belong to Hunter ward back home in Hunter North Stake.
|Sister Sheehan and Sister Austria with Camporazo family|
Both of them are serving for eighteen months. They teach by the Spirit of truth. Presently they are assigned here in La Carlota.They are primarily to do proselyting, teaching the basic gospel principles to those investigators.
However in one of 2012 Philippines Area goals is to "rescue the one", they are tasked to give priority reteaching the less active members. They will help new members progress towards receiving temple ordinances. They are charged to stay close to the new members and be their advocates to Priesthood leaders.
These lady missionaries are exemplifying the parable of the lost coins. Finding those members who have gone astray are the center of their effort.
These tasks for them are not easy. They have to take a lot of their patience. The type of members they are going to "rescue" are the less active, the inactive and the active.
I'm sure that Sister Sheehan and Sister Austria with their strong faith they could do it. And after their mission, they could humbly say for themselves, a job well done, Lord. So be it!
Sister Sheehan will be home by March, next month and Sister Austria by July this year 2012.
|After Family Home Evening activity|
I said my family is complete though our eldest son, Dondon is in Mindanao, yet he joined with us by calling from his handy phone, sharing his concern for his other 5 siblings like Dona, Gingging, An-an, Gigi, and Toto Jun by giving each a bit of spiritual counsel. And also he relayed his concern for us, his parents that we are going to take care of ourselves for we're already in our senior age. His primary concern is that everyone should stay close to the Church and be in the Church every Sunday for he knows the Church is true.
Our son-in-laws, Almon Tolones who is Dona's husband, and Stephen Jaud, who is An-an's hubby were there too. Bulaklak, Adgel, Panie and Bryan, our grandchildren contributed their special talents. Sharing talent is one of the part of the FHE program. Scripture reading or sharing scripture thoughts also spiritually enriched the 2-hour family activity.