Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

magandang umaga po sa inyong lahat! :) 

(good morning everyone!) 

Before i get to the good stuff..i hit 11 months this past week! ahh! SO crazy! im still amazed at how fast the time goes. like, can it slow down just a little bit ? :/ we had our last zone conference this past week with President and Sister Revillo. its so crazy to think that they wont be my mission parents anymore...starting thursday! crazy, crazy. what else happened this week? the work was weak! :/ as hard as we try, as long and far as we walk, people still just dont seem interested. *sigh* hopefully, this week will be better! :) alright, lets get to the "good" stuff :) 

A couple weeks ago, the sister training leaders sent out a mass text to all us sisters in their route. the text included this quote from Elder Holland, member of the quorm of the 12 apostles: 


Instantly fell in love with it :) there have been countless times on my mission where i feel like a complete failure; when we have days with no lessons because were punted all day, when people all of a sudden lose interest in the gospel, when people dont show up to baptismal services, when my companion and i argue and fight...theres tons of time ive fle like nothing but a failure in the lords work. it was actually on that day, the day the sister training leaders sent the text, that i was at one of my lowest points on my mission. it was such a simple quote but it gave me SO much inspiration and made me feel more loved than ive ever felt in my life :) 

A lot of times on my mission, i think that being a missionary means being perfect, perfect like christ. hahaha! yeah, go ahead and laught at that one, because i did too ;) what am i thinking? thinking that i can be as perfect as christ? haha! ive learned that its not about BEING perfect, but about BECOMING perfect. and BECOMING perfect means that ive gotta fail sometimes. like the prophet lehi told his sons in the Book of Mormon, in 2 Nephi 2:11, there must needs be an opposition is all things. if i didnt fail every now and then, i wouldnt ever understand what perfection means, right? everyons familiar with the saying, "practice makes perfect," im sure the "perfectionsist" was a "failure" long before he ever reached perfection. learning this lesson isnt easy because all i want is to be a "perfect" missionary for my heavenly father and the people we share the gospel with...but ive, weve, got to remember that we cant ever fail in the lords work when were doing the best we can :) and even if i/we do "fail," if weve tried our best, he still loves us :) 

I know that we all have our down days and days when we feel like weve totally failed..BUT, i hope and pray this week, that you remember he loves you just for TRYING :) 

I leave you this week with another one of my favorite quotes:

"TRIUMPH usually comes from putting a little more 'UMPH' in your 'TRY' "

-Thomas S. Monson 

I love you all sooooo much and hope you have an amazing week! :) 

Sis. Leausa

"I can't believe that Sister Devi goes home in a couple of weeks."

"It's so crazy to me that my sweet little mission parents are going "home: this week."

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Sister Leausa had another awesome week. Janet's baptism was beautiful. She did  not have time for a weekly email but she was able to send these pictures.

Until next week.....

"Last week at the mall we ate at Pizza Hut!!"
"Janet's baptism was a success."

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016


I'm just gonna get right to my "message" for the week :) we have a baptism coming up this saturday, june 18, sister janet agana! im so excited! sister janet is SO amazing! ive never had an investigator progress so quickly and so well. the Lord had and truly is preparing janet for the gospel. before ghouri and i started teaching janet, she was a member of the muslim religion. here, in the pines, the muslim population is pretty big. if any of you know, the muslim religion is pretty "strict" (i dont know what other word to use, tagalog has taken a toll on my english. haha!) religion. so strict that we as missionaries have to be super careful when teaching them. in some cases, the people we teach could be killed for even entertaining us. scary right? lets just say we dont teach a lot of muslims...and if we do, they end up being miracle stories like janet :) i just want to share the experience we had with sister janet yesterday at church.

We were sitting in sunday school class; me, ghouri, janet, the other 2 sisters, and other investigators and members. our teacher asked the investigators in our class what it was that the missionaries helped them learn in our lessons with them. two of our investigators spoke first and then sister janet. she was quiet for a minute and started to bury her face in her hands. i thought she was just being shy and didnt want to answer. but NOPE! i was wrong haha! she was crying and then answered, " because of the sisters i know who God is. i know the he has a plan for me and i know he loves me. i know that the book of mormon is true because i read it and they help me to understand it. because of the sisters, i know the church is true." i smiled, turned to look back at our teacher and saw everyone else in the room crying too :) the spirit was sooooo strong.

It was at that moment i realized just how "real" missionary work is, how real the power of the spirit and the book of mormon are. it was at that moment i realized how much truth lies behind the scripture Moses 1:39 - "for behold, this is my work and my glory- to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man," 

This work is HIS, Christ stands at the helm ready and willing to welcome anyone who will come unto him. i am so excited for sister janet and so extremely grateful the Lord has blessed my life with her :)

Us missionaries have this saying; we all have that special friend that we promised heavenly father we would "find," im pretty sure i've found her! :)

I love you all so much and hope you all have an amazing week! :)

Sis. Leausa

Last week Elder Soifua was in the Philippines serving with Sister Leausa and this
 week he has returned home with honor, and was visiting with  Austin Leausa ( Sister Leausa's brother). So awesome!

Condeza Family

"I wanted to get closer but I was scared. Hahaha!"

"Sleep overs with the STL's."

"Some of the senior sisters who are in our ward. The one in the yellow reminds me so much of Grom!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


All is well in the Quezon City Mission. Sister Leausa sends her love to all of you. Have an awesome week.

Sister Leausa and Sister Swanson (MTC Companions)

Sister Ghouri and Sister Leausa