Monday, August 29, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sister Leausa and her new companion, Sister Arroyo

"My new kabahay (housemate)!" 

L to R: Sister Lloyd (NZ), Sister Arroyo (PI), Sister Anahu (HI) & Sister Leausa

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hey guys! :)

Ahh, where do i even begin? should i start with the somewhat exciting news, or the super exciting news? hah! lers start with the super exciting! sister flordeliza jueco was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints this last weekend. whoohoo! it was such a great night on saturday :) what else happened this week? my kabahays (roommates) and i, minus sister kumar because she was the camera girl, had our first "ligo sa ulan" (shower in the rain) on friday morning...sunday for lunch sister kumar made us sapasui! [Mom: it was the kind we love; with pisupo in it!] hay naku!

I forgot something. before i get to the somewhat exciting news..okay so sister jueco was baptized this last weekend, right..let me just share with you all the sweet little miracle the lord blessed my life with at her baptismal service. so there was no one to play the piano. before everyone really started showing up, sister peralta and i were messing around on the piano acting like we knew how to play and stuff. *sidenote* i USED to play. i took piano lessons from the time i was 8 till i was 15. but i havent legitimately played since then. haha! like, i havent played in public..cuz i suck now :) anyways, long story short, i was asked to play the piano at the baptismal service, and I DID! hahaha! Ma, did you read that?! i played the piano in front of everyone at sister juecos baptism. hahah! of course it wasnt perfect but everyone sure was able to sing along to the tune :) i LOVE tender mercies! now for the somewhat exciting new. still not to sure how i feel about it...but thats okay. ive been called to serve as an STL (sister training leader) and ill be transferring to antipolo zone tomorrow morning. (its transfer week this week) my cute new companion is sister arroyo. if you guys remember her, we were kabahays (roommates) in taytay for 3 transfers. so i know her pretty well :) Ma, im sure youre wondering what an STL does and all that...i wish i could tell ya, but i dont even really know myself, in detail, what my responsibilities will be. all i know is that my main focus as an STL is to help my sisters :) Ma, ask Nece what it is. she was one in NZ. Nece, explain it, please! :)

President Koster called me sunday night, extended the call, and asked if i would be willing to accept. i asked, "do i have a choice?" and he said, "not really!" haha! (MODED!) im nervous but excited all at the same time. im excited to lose myself even more in the lords work and even more excited that ill be able to lose myself through service to my sisters :) i still have SO much to learn here in the field and i know the lord has prepared a way for me to learn through this calling. im super sad to be leaving sister peralta and the people in my area. but, ive learned the lords will is always better than the plans and wants that i have for myself.

Before i go, my favorite scripture for the week and a little thought :)

Nevertheless they did fast and pray oft, and did waxstronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer andfirmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls withjoy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and thesanctification of their hearts, which sanctification comethbecause of their yielding their hearts unto God.

Helaman 3:35

The only way to truly surrender your will to the lords is by giving him your heart. give your heart, might, mind, and strength. leave everything to the lord. if you do, everything will be the way its meant to be :) i promise! god lives. he loves us. jesus is the christ; his gospel is true and ever lasting :) mahal na mahal ko po kayong lahat! sana, magkakarooon po kayo ng magandang linggo :) hugs and kisses from the pines!

Sister Leausa

"District pic, one of my favorite districts."

"Dinner with the Stake President and his family - Rivera Family."

Sister Jueco and Sister Leausa


"We had a sleep over last night."

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sister Peralta & Sister Leausa

"Jueco Family at our ward family home evening on Saturday night. They're so cute, huh?"

"Zone Training - we are the only four sisters in our zone."

"Found a ColdStone last week!
Spent 213 pesos on my ice cream and it was sooo worth it!"

"Sister Seurynck :) looooove her!"

Yzabel Jueco

Monday, August 8, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hi everyone :) 

Another good week here in taguig; week 4! so crazy, it seems like just last week the transfer started and its already almost done. GOOD NEWS! sister jueco will be getting baptized on Aug 20. whoohoo! sister peralta and i are soooo excited for her! brother jueco and their son, ralph, will hopefully be baptized sometime in Oct. brother jueco still has to work on his word of wisdom challenges; hes doing AMAZING! what else, what else? AY! i have a new found love for ISAW :) (grilled chicken intestine). hahah! i promised myself when i first entered the field that i would NEVER eat it...saturday afternoon we were out working and sister peralta says, "nanay, lets eat isaw!" i told her she was crazy and that i would NEVER eat it...after 10 minutes of her whining and telling me im not a "real" pilipina if i didnt try it, i gave in. haha! and it was actually really good :) "taste like chicken!' ;) our area right now is slowly, but surely progressing. there isnt a day that goes by that we dont witness the Lord's hand in our work :)

Before i go, i must leave you with my favorite scripture ever :) i am SO extremely grateful for the blessings ive received here on my mission. nothing makes me happier than sharing the gospel of jesus christ and the blessings that come with it. we teach families who, sometimes, have absolutely nothing; spiritually, physically, and financially. and the minute we introduce the hope and happiness found within the gospel, they seem to have EVERYTHING. my brothers and sisters here in the philippines mean absolutely everything to me. they have helped me become the woman and missionary that i am today. people always think that missionaries are such a blessing in their lives. if only they knew how much they meant to us, how much of a blessing they are to our lives :)

"And behold, when I see many of my brethren truly penitent, and coming to the Lord their God, then is my soul filled with joy; then do I remember what the Lord has done for me, yea, even that he hath heard my prayer; yea, then do I remember his merciful arm which he extended towards me."

Alma 29:10

I love you all so so much and hope that you all have an amazing week! :) take time to notice the lords hand and blessings in your life. i promise you, itll surprise you how near he really is :) muuaaahhh!!!

Sister K. Leausa

pics: ISAW :)

Mendez is finally training :) im a lola (grandma) now :) 

"Nanay Escobia's Birthday. One of my favorite Nanays here in Taugig."

"Tell Dad that we pass by this gas station every night and it reminds me so much of him when we used to go on road trips in the semi truck. To be honest, it makes me a little home sick. haha!"

"Had zone interviews workshops this week.  Got to see my cute little anks (kids). "

"I have a new found love for ISAW (grilled chicken intestine)."

"Fried bananas coated with favorite! I could have literally eaten the whole box!"

Monday, August 1, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

"Cadizal Family - members. The kid in the far back in the white shirt and tie leave for his mission on Friday - Philippines Cebu Mission. Such a funny, happy family! Full of missionaries. Everyone in their family has served."