Monday, February 8, 2016


Hey everyone,

The transfer list came this morning! And it looks like I'll be staying in this area for at least another cycle! Wahoo! But sad news is Elder Treyes will be transferring. We've had a great 2 cycles together and he is a great missionary and friend! I've learned a ton from him especially about understanding others and how to be positive at all times! He comes from Bacolod which the "City of Smiles" in the Philippines! He represents that title well.

This week of work has been great. Even with MLC, baptisms, and some housing tasks, we still met the standards of excellence for the week, which felt really good as we were reviewing our week last night. We have an investigator who was coming to church a while ago but for working reasons moved to Tuguegarao for a little while. Now he just got back and is back into the flow of coming to church! His name is Angelo and what makes it even better is that his best friend at the church is our Branch President (They were co-workers some time ago). He seems to be enjoying his experience at the church and said he has been learning a lot. Excited to be able to meet with him again in the coming week. Also faced some disappointments with some investigators fully committing to coming to church, but on Sunday morning, texted and cancelled on us. But keeping our heads up!

I've been ponderizing a scripture this week that Elder Andersen shared in the missionary broadcast. Its Moroni 8:26 and this is the phrase that has really stuck out to me, "because of meekness and lowliness of heart cometh the visitation of the Holy Ghost, which Comforter filleth with hope and perfect love." The Holy Ghost quite literally "fills" us with this hope and love! And I've learned a lot about this phrase actually from times NOT reading the scriptures! Dont freak out I read them. But the difference between reading AND pondering the scriptures, thinking about the Savior in sacrament meeting and ESPECIALLY while the sacrament is being passed, is a difference that you literally feel, and is very real. You might think "oh its just in his head" but try it. Not because you're just curious, rather because we all need the "filling" power of the 3rd member of the Godhead, the Holy Ghost. 

I love this time on the mission! Excited for the changes and the things the Lord has in store for this area! Ingat!

Elder Navarro
Philippines Cauayan Mission
When you don't have a stoller... make one. #filipinostyle

The crew in Cauayan!
Its been SUPER COLD  here for the past couple days! Everyone is wearing jackets and sweaters! Its like 70 degrees! BRRRRR!!!!! ;)