Sunday, January 24, 2016

Guess Who's Training Again?

Hello Everyone!

So this week is transfer. My companion, Elder Almario is being transferred to Pasacao, under Pamplona Zone. And as you've probably figured by the heading of this blog, I'M TRAINING A NEW MISSIONARY AGAIN! I'm so excited to help another missionary learn what it really means to be a missionary. It's truly a blessing and privilege. I understand what it feels like to be a new missionary, and to be honest, I'm still a new missionary. But I can surely tell you that I'm doing my best to learn and grow from every companion that I've had, have, and will have. 

So from this oncoming experience, what can I say? Well I can say this much... Missionary work isn't just about helping investigators, less-active members, or even members themselves. Missionary work also includes our companions. Every day I strive to understand my companions. I pray for them and truly ponder what I can do to make their experience here on their mission an unforgettable one. How can I love the people I meet if I don't even love the person that is at my side 24/7? (Like a brother sort of love, mind you.) Empathy is SO important here on mission. When you get someone like me and put that person on the other side of the globe, you can't say that empathy isn't key. I try to put myself in the shoes of everyone I meet, attempting to feel what they are feeling. But Christ knows us. He is the perfect example of empathy and I carry his name on my badge every day. I am His representative and am willing to do whatever He would do if he were here. I love being a missionary. I love the challenges that being a missionary brings. I love the people I meet. I hope you all have a wonderful week. Ingat kamo!

-Elder Bondoc

Picture taken after a community service project we had last week. I'm living on cloud 9! 

1 comment:

  1. Elder Bondoc my name is Ana Robles i work at Deseret Industries your dad Mister Ben is my manager he told us about your Mission my family and me believe in the power of the love of our Heavenly Father and the blessings that we recive when we share the gospel have a bless week.