Monday, July 27, 2015


One thing I learned this week: LISTEN TO THE HOLY GHOST!

As I was preparing my bag for the day, I took out my umbrella thinking, it's probably not going to rain today and it hasn't been as hot lately. I took a second glance, but I denied that prompting. Note, don't get caught in the rain with out your umbrella. You'll only get drenched. 

Here in the Philippines there are only two seasons, rainy season and hot season. But being part of this Isabela province, the rainy season is more of a drizzle and dark clouds every once in a while. They say the storms don't hit here as hard because this is where they go to burn out--which I can testify to...generally. Nothing really happens around here. But one day, every once in a while, the clouds decide to flip a switch and just pour. I've learned my lesson. Always take an umbrella, whether you think you need it or not. 

Another lesson I've learned is that everything happens for a reason. God really is mindful of all his children and he will prepare a way to help them.

We had planned to have a family home evening with a less-active family that has a couple of children that haven't yet been baptized. We have been struggling to help them, so we were excited that they agreed to a FHE (family home evening--family time activity) to help strengthen them as a family. One of their concerns was that they wouldn't be able to provide any food while we were over there. We told them not to worry and that it isn't necessary to have food at an FHE. Without them knowing, we prepared food to take with us there, but unfortunately they cancelled last minute. We had already prepared the food, so instead we split it up to take to them anyway as well as another family that lives near by. Without realizing beforehand, the other family had been having a hard time and really needed some food for their kids. The mother of the family was feeling very sick that day and her husband had just gotten home from his job as a tricycle driver and he was taking care of their two week old baby. We really were happy to help them in the time they needed it. Without knowing, we were the answer to their prayer.

If we listen to the spiritual promptings and act upon it, we can be the means in helping those around us. We truly can be an instrument in God's hands to be a source of comfort and happiness. OH, how it makes me happy to be HIS instrument!

Have a most awesome week all,
Sister K

Friday, July 24, 2015

This and That

NOTE from Mom--I have been bad at updating the blog, sorry. Erin has been ill the last few weeks with a little lung infection/cold thing, but she is feeling much better now. She hasn't really written a blog post for me so I will post a few excerpts from emails home the last few weeks and lots of pictures.

It is the weirdest feeling that I will be in America in 6 weeks {we are down to 4 1/2 now}. I feel excited of course that I get to see you all again but I don't feel like my work is finished. We have this one golden investigator but I won't be able to see his baptism because I'll be home by then. Happy and sad at the same time.

We have some really awesome people we are teaching. This coming week is transfer week and I just hope I'm not transferred yet because I love these people. {she stayed in Illagan} But if I am, it is for the good. Diyos ang bahala. I really can't think of English today. Sorry. I've started an English class here and we've had a couple members and investigators come. I didn't realized how hard it is to teach a language. I told the class that Tagalog is not allowed inside the room. They are all speaking English, but I'm the one that is mixing my English and Tagalog up. Sorry in advance if you don't understand what I am saying when I get home.

This week, I felt the spirit most as we were in a lesson with one of our investigators. She has a lot of problems going on in her life but we testified how much Jesus Christ knows exactly what is going on and the things she wants changed, he will help, but there are things we have to do as well in order to help ourselves. Through the grace of the Savior we can have our weaknesses be made strong.

You all might be trunky, but I most definitely am not. Still working hard. I'm good though. The work is good. We have some solid people we are teaching, but I don't think I will be able to see them be baptized. They live in our farthest area and we can't get to them every day, but they come to church every week and were most definitely prepared to hear the gospel.

Hope all is well with you,
Sister Koncurat