Next week I'll do better....

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I know, I know... You are going to be disappointed with my letter this week. It is just a small update. Lots of uneventlful things have happened this week. LOTS of traveling this week. I did meet some people who served in the Iloilo mission. They asked me where I was from and I told them Bountiful, Utah.  Then they asked me if I knew of the Robinsons in our ward. I remembered that they served there. Small world that we were able to connect. That is all... But of course, the work is good. I could report to you about a lot of other stuff that is pretty much only interesting to missionaries in the Philippines Urdaneta mission. I am really sorry, there just isn't much to report on this week. I will do better. I have been reading a lot of Elder Holland talks this week, because my comp has his book, "To My Friends" man, he has POWER! Loving reading his talks. I would love for you guys to share some good talks or good personal study topics. How are the siblings and all the kids. 
I loved your emails this week. I am excited to see that house when I get back. Time is going by SO FAST. I know I say that all the time, but its blowing my mind that I have just 6 months left. Wish it could last longer. but this is the time for me to really give it my all. So that is my goal these next six months is to do anything and everything that I know I need to and that I know the Lord wants me to. This includes writing better emails and in my journal at least one line every night. so that I can better remember everything. 
Thank you for your letters and your love. really. and thank you for the inspiration that you guys give me. I live downstairs from the senior couple here in Rosales and they remind me a lot of you two, comforting to have them they. They also chastize and counsel me to be better at writing letters and also not to DELAY when I get home. haha  I can really see you guys doing good things serving a mission. 

LOVE LOVE LOVE, YOU GUYS. thank you for everything. 
Love, your beloved daughter. 

Happy in Rosales

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This week was a good week. There has been a lot of celebrations for me this past few weeks with my birthday and my one year mark. Also my companion is into celebrating so its a party. But don't worry, we are also working hard. I can't believe I hit my one year this week. It DOES NOT feel like a year ago.  I had like a mid-mission crisis the other day 'cuz I realized how fast time is going by and I am really not happy about it. Time just keeps going by faster and faster especially when you are enjoying your area and companion. Six months is not enough time, but I will take it. I am grateful I made this decision to serve a mission, I have not regretted it one day I have been out here, even on the days that were really, really difficult and I wasn't sure I could do it, I still knew that it was the best thing for me. 

My area is really good right now. I am in Rosales and pretty much there is nothing to dislike. Our apartment is a resort, the ward is EXTREMELY helpful and active in missionary work and my companion and I get a long really well. Also it rains everyday so it's never really hot. NOTHING to complain about except the fact that my companion goes home in three weeks.
We had another baptism this week, it was the nephew of the investigator that got baptized last week with her daughter. We also started teaching their grandma so maybe we can make their whole family Mormon:) 

I got the package this week. THANK YOU for all the chocolate. THANK YOU haha.  Also thank you for the books. We have been studying the Answers book about Mormonism so that we are able to answer when people want to debate with us.   One day this week we went and visited our investigator that always likes to debate. She has been pretty good these past few visits but the last one she was ready from the very start. I usually try to stay calm and just testify, but this last time, she basically stated she doesnt like the idea of eternal families ... Adam and Eve are the reason she has problems... got a little heated up, but we stayed cool and smiling, just handed her back her Book of Mormon and told her to read it if she wants to know "what we have to say about that." We love her and know one day she would make a good gospel doctrine teacher. 

I have made new goals for the next six months like journal entries and better letters home. 
Thats all for now. 


Give everyone my love, wish I could have joined you all in your travels this week, but still enjoying my "travels" right now. 


Sister Gentry

Happy Birthday to Me!

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My crew

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My awesome companion Sister Bomediano

I had a good birthday this week and THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for all the notes and messages from everyone. Love, love, love you all! 

My birthday was good thanks to my companion, Sister Bomediano. From the moment I woke up we started the celebration. They all woke me up with a bucket of ice being poured on me, then had breakfast made. For lunch we celebrated at Mcdonalds. Then after working, when we got home, they had the house decorated with a banner and balloons filled with messages from the missionaries in my zone, cake and party poppers. It was a good birthday and I was so happy that I got to spend it here in the Philippines. They traditionally eat pancit (noodle dish) and spaghetti with chocolate cake always.

It was a Happy Birthday!

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