July 24, 2019


Bohol, Loon



Gate Crashing Weddings like nobody’s business

Kamusta man mo?

Thank you for all the birthday wishes! It is crazy to think I am not a teenager any more. How sad. At least the people here in the Philippines won't be surprised by how old I am any more. They always freak out when they find out I am 19. "What you look so old?" "Your parents let you come here by yourself?" That is about what they normally say.
Can I just say how much I love this gospel. I love the mission, but there are defiantly moments when I feel discourage, or frustrated. But, then I just remember to have faith. There are always good things to come and that have past.
We had a great lesson with brother Onyx, who is preparing for his baptism in August. His cousin is a member, but off and on with his activity in the church. But, yesterday they both came to church and family home evening with the ward! Onyx wants his cousin to baptism him so it gave his cousin some motivation to become temple worthy. We had a great lesson with them both about the atonement of Jesus Christ and repentance. We sure are blessed to have a Savior. While on the mission I have gained an understanding of the meaning of an 'infinite' and eternal sacrifice.
It is also a special and sweet moment when you have someone tell you that it is true. That Joseph Smith is a prophet and The Book of Mormon is true. That they received an answer to their prayer. It just reminds me of why I am here in the Philippines.
The goodness of God is everywhere. We just need to search for it and pray for it. I know that our Savior lives. That there is no sin or mistake to great. Forgiveness is always and option. I know we have a loving Heavenly Father that knows us perfectly. That we can have faith in Him. I love you all and thank you for the prayers and support.

Peace be the Journey!

Sister Ludvigson

1-Birthday Ice-Cream
2- We Gate-Crashed a wedding. I'm not kidding. (We left them a picture of Jesus, so it's all good)
3-my fellow batch mates. We have all survived so far.

I guess my funny story is that some lady tried to sell me a carrot for a lot of money. Then I started speaking Bisaya to her and she got all embarrassed.
We also had an exciting week. We gate-crashed a wedding. We were trying to find a members house, and it was about lunch time and we were hungry and walked by this wedding reception outside. So we were like, lets go eat. We walked up and asked a question like we were looking for this member. Then they were like we don't know them, but come and eat. So we went and ate and watched their little program. Then left them a picture of Jesus Christ and got a picture with the bride and groom. It was like we were part of the family. I can't decide if I am the worst trainer, or the best.


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