Monday, April 20, 2015

I Can Not Believe IT!....Last p day.... April 19, 2015

 I can not believe it...last p day. what a crazy busy week. We had so many lessons, dinner apt, and so much fun. I couldn't have ended it all better than on saturday with Brother T's baptism. I still remember the first time we met him...he came an hour and a half earlier to the chapel and gave a beautiful testimony. Sunday he was confirmed. I also was able to give a talk...I found out when I walked into sacrament. haha me and elder chan (who is also leaving) got to speak about missionary work and enduring to the end. It was a great day.  last nihgt i traveled from bauang after dinner at president nisperos to lingsat to stay with all the other departing missionaries. Pres Garcia from bauang 1st barnch is a tryke driver so he took me with his wife and loaded all the luggauge and stuff so I didn't have to worry about it it was SO nice of them...The feeling is still unreal...last night me and sister jackson were up for a while talking and i didn't get to lingsat till late so i didn't get a lot of sleep...but today i am spending my last day here with sister haider..man i will miss this girl SO much. This morning I had my departing interview with president...talk about being a bawl baby. i felt like i was trying to hold myslef together the whole time. But ya know what it felt so...good. Just so peaceful and happy. words can't describe. we talked about experiences and testimony and faith and I felt the spirit so strong. I will talk more in detail about what he said specifically when i see you. After email today we will go to san juan to visit some of the people there. I am just so grateful. My heart is so full. I had a lot of struggles as well this week but overall I am just so grateful. grateful for...everything. I can't wait to see you all in two short days! tomorrow we will be going to manila to the temple to do a session and i am beyond excited. ahhhh i will see you all soon...LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE you! mahal na mahal ko kayo! ingat xoxoxoxoxoxo sister golightly

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Week Was Great! April 12, 2015

 The week was great! We had the opportunity to listen to conference this week and that was such a blessing. The spirit was so strong for me listening to the familiar voices of our inspired leaders..I felt so peaceful.  

To answer your question... I don't know if I'm in denial or what but it hasn't really hit me yet that I'm coming home next week... but this week was good...the first time I started to really tear up was when we went and saw sister s. and her fam on sat afternoon and she mentioned i am going home soon and they all started talking about it but it made me really sad of course. I will be so sad to leave these people. ah man. anywaysss.... 

I am excited to see you all next week.. :) I am soakin up every minute here and really trying to do my best. 

I LOVE my mission so much and i LOVE this gospel more than I can describe. And I love you all more than words can express. 

Welp, this is all I got this week but I love love love love love you all so much!!! 

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
sister golightly



Monday, April 6, 2015

This Week was Way Crazy! April 5, 2015

helllllooo!

  this week was way crazy cuz its holy week here and sat is sabado gloria where everyone (i mean everyone) goes to the beach. i don't know exactly why...its just tradition here... even we went! hahah even though we aren't catholic. but our inv invited us to their big family lunch in a bahay cubao at the beach so we went..it was fun. that friday there was a big huge long parade...where everyone lights candles and walks through the streets for 3-4 hours. it all felt like a bigger deal than Christmas. but on sunday no one did anything...in fact i only heard the word easter one time yesterday. weird huh.   

yesterday was my last fast sunday here in the ppines and next sunday is gen conf. and then the next sunday is my last. i will be going to all my old areas and seeing people..so thats exciting. I love you guys so so so much and am so grateful for your examples to me. This was not only the best 18 months of my life but the best 18  months for my life. I love these people so much, I love this gospel so much, my testimony has never been stronger, and I have never felt such a strong relationship with my Heavenly Father and my Savoir Jesus Christ. I KNOW he lives. We are so blessed to have this knowledge....I don't know if you already saw the #BecauseHeLives on youtube or mormon.org but if you haven't seen it yet watch it!! Its only about 3 minutes I think....but this week we received pass along cards with the website and picture of christ..and then we were able to give it to everyone we talked to. Its so important to remember that Christ died and suffered for us...but also equally important is to remember that He LIVES. So if you ever have a chance to share this message with anyone you talk to, don't pass up the opportunity! :). Ok, love love love you all! INGAT KAYO! MAHAL KO KAYO! 
sister g



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I LOVE MISSIONARY LIFE SOOOO MUCH!!!!! March 29, 2015

We had a zone activity this morning kaya we got out toooo late to email, so I will send you some of the email to President.  

Hello po President,

This week was great, it was so nice to work hard and get back into the regular schedule and routine. We were able to jump right back into the work and made every day count.  I have really seen the Lord's hand in the work this week. It is such a blessing to be here and help the people here come closer to Christ. I was reading this week in Alma and it was all about missionary work and bringing the Lamanites to the truth and helping them come to know Jesus Christ. It was so inspiring to me, to read and uncover the teaching skills they used and of course the key, was being bold with the spirit. It really is essential in teaching. I have been trying my best this week to be completely worthy of the spirit through exact obedience to bring the spirit more in our work. I know that who the Lord calls, He will qualify...I just have to do my part. I am so grateful to be here in Bauang. I am also so grateful to be a missionary. 

Sister Golightly


p.s.


Aw I'm so glad every is doing well! 

So this morning for zone activity, we had a boodle fight (explain that when i go home) and watched 'the best two years'.....oh my goodness that movie is so funny. i was dying. maybe cuz i haven't seen a movie in an eternity, but i was still laughing so hard. that movie is so great. haha..

DONT WORRY ABOUT ME MOMMA! I AM TOTALLY DOIN IT!  i am still  LOVING IT! I LOVE MISSIONARY LIFE SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!! and i love it here and ect ect ect i love everything. :) I am way tough ;) heheheh you would be shocked.  i am so not a baby anymore. hahaha
hahah your so funny momma! I can't wait to see you! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU! i have to go now! but i really really really love you and daddy and the fam!!!