On Monday and Tuesday we decided to change things up again for our zone training meeting and it was a SUCCESS! All the missionaries came away from it super excited and pumped to step up their game as missionaries. The cool part was that us as Zone Leaders we didn't really give any super crazy awesome training but we managed to get a great discussion going between the missionaries ward missionaries, where they all came up with their own new ideas on how to be more effective in teaching and in missionary work all around.
Then on Thursday Elder Ramos and I went to Estancia to go do a Baptismal Interview. The plan was just to come straight back because we had a service project and splits on Friday. But the plans changed when we found out we missed the last bus trip gong back to Roxas. So we ended up just going and teaching a couple random people in a place we weren't familiar with. Then that night we went and slept in Estancia.
Friday we got up at 3 in the morning to go catch a bus at 4 going back to Roxas so we could be at our service project that started at 7:30. The service project was awesome. We helped someone rebuild their house because it was destroyed by a typhoon that came through awhile back. Then after that I went on splits in Sigma with Elder Swan. We had a few lessons and met some super cool people.
On Saturday we woke up early again so we could get back to Roxas because Elder Ramos and I had a meeting with the Stake President and leaders. After the meeting we did our best to work super hard to make up for lost time that we were in Estancia. We found a super solid new investigator family. We hope to follow up with them this week.
Sunday we had church. After church we had another meeting with the high councilor of missionary work to figure out how the missionaries can better help their wards and stake. Then after that we worked with a member and followed up on some less actives.
So this week was awesome and even though I haven't really slept I am filled with energy to keep helping and serving. Missionary work is the BEST!!
Love yall tons!--
Elder Jake Frandsen
Philippines Iloilo Mission