Sunday, February 7, 2016

Missionary Life Can be a Walk in the...Mud?

Maray na aldaw sa indo gabos!

So this week was hilarious and so fulfilling. Elder Duero and I have been having a blast lately as I've been teaching him the ropes of missionary life. So two days ago, he and I were walking through a rice field to our next appointment. This was the first time that I had gone this way and figured it would be a pretty effective shortcut... which it was! Don't get me wrong we made it to our appointment a bit early.. but there were consequences. SO imagine this. The path that we took was an uneven, 10 inch wide, mud path and on both sides of us were rice crops with about a foot of soft mud on either side of us. So we walked. I thought it would be an easy fifteen minute walk. It ended up being a 25 minute walk that included me tripping in the mud about twice. It was like we were walking on a tight rope made of mud. We couldn't stop laughing. Missionary life is the greatest. I still can't believe that I literally trudge through rice fields every day on the other side of the planet. What a blessing! 

But this week I learned the importance of planning. As missionaries, we are taught to plan every day and every week. Because of that, we see the fruits of our labors. That's something that I want to apply to my life after my mission. Something that I learned from my dad is that you should always have a plan, a back up plan, and a back up plan to that back up plan. Here in the field, we always have a goal. Whether we accomplish it or not, it doesn't matter. It's the fact that we strive every day to stretch ourselves and meet our potential. Even our Heavenly Father has a divine plan for us. If He can plan for us, there must be  something divine about planning for ourselves, right? I hope you all had a great week. Tita Ludi! Salamat po sa package na ipinadala niyo! Sobrang maganda po ang bag tsaka yung mga t-shirt. Salamat din Naomi sa mga bimpo. Laging ginagamit ko yung mga iyan. This work is awesome! Love you all! Have a great week and I'll email you again next week!

​Ward Home Evening two weeks ago. It was a blast!


  1. thank you elder Bondoc. It was "learn to listen" last week and it is "learn to plan ahead" this week. I can use that :) Have a great week!

    1. We are so proud of you,you're doing great on your mission .Good luck