Monday, November 30, 2015

Our mortal journey....

This week I feel like I have learned so much! 
My scripture is simple this week, but powerful. 
 I can do ALL things through
which strengthens me.
- Philippians 4:13
This week I have really been focusing on this scripture. 
 Our week did not go exactly as planned,
 but that often happens in our mortal journey. 
Heartbreak, loss and discouragement are at
our door each day.
Even though things do not go OUR way,
I have been realizing that maybe my way was not
His way at all.
We can find such infinite strength
through the Atonement.
All things really are quite possible
when we have
as or main focus each day!
Our Area has been progressing
we are looking forward to a
"White Christmas"....
Sister Liligi is amazing.
I learn so much from her each and every day!
I love you!
Sister Jenkins
I am forever grateful to serve in this heavenly place.

Exchanges with my friend, MTC companion.
I love Sister Smith! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

He shall direct thy paths...

Trust in the Lord with ALL thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.
- Proverbs 3:5-6

I am forever grateful for a loving Heavenly Father that allowed me to come back to my mission.  He is so good!  This week has been nothing short of a miracle.  But then again, I think that is how every day is!  Sometimes we just fail to look at things with our spiritual eyes.  So, our goal this week was to FOLLOW IN FAITH!  We made plans each day to find, teach, rescue and not all that we had planned for took place.  BUT what did was way better than we could have imagined.  With serious help from above we were able to find so many amazing new investigators.  Tears were shed as we shared His message and they felt the peace and love that comes from the restored gospel.  It is an amazing feeling to sit across from a son or daughter of God and feel just a glimpse of the love He has for them.  It is indescribable.  We will NEVER look into the eyes of someone that Christ didn't love enough to die for.

I am loving my mission and making every day count!

I couldn't resist this "FROZEN" balloon...

We love this girl...she is from Guam and is here getting treatment for her cancer.

Monday, November 16, 2015

He shall lift you up....

And, boy is it good to be back in the Philippines!

My companion is Sister Liligi and she is from Samoa!  She is by far the funniest companion I have ever had.  I love her so much!  We have tons of fun together while doing the Lord's work.  We are opening an "Elders Area" in Calasaio Zone which is next to Dagupan.  We may be the first sisters here ever which is kind of cool!  The Ward is so great, we have had someone working with us each day!  Saturday we made pizzas at the Branch President's house it was way fun!  Sobrang masarap!  Our investigators are good too.  We are able to feel the love that Heavenly Father has for them so hopefully they will continue progressing.

In General Conference this past October, there was a challenge given to ponder and share your favorite scripture each week.  So, I ACCEPT and here it is....

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and He shall lift you up."
- James 4:10

I challenge you to do the same.  The promised blessings given for doing so in Devin G. Durrant's talk is great and we can all use a little more spirituality and deeper understanding in our lives.

Sweet family!

Home Sweet Home...

President & Sister Deyro - Urdaneta Mission

She has RETURNED to her beloved Philippines....

Note from Sister Jenkins' Mom from November 9th...It's November, the month of thanksgiving and prayer to acknowledge with grateful hearts the many favors of the Almighty God. I give sincere and humble thanks for His many favors upon our family, for His care, His unwavering love and His watchful eye over our daughter and His missionary, Kylee.  He has made her whole again, healthy to serve and anxious to reunite with the good people of the Philippines whom she loves. Words can't describe the overflowing gratitude in my heart for our dear friends and wonderful family who helped us travel the rough seas of Sister Jenkins' past 100 day cough. While extremely difficult to say "good-bye" for Part 2 of Kylee's Philippines Mission, there is peace knowing how much He loves her and His work is waiting for her return.  Kylee's Mission President sent her a message today before she boarded the plane bound for the Philippines...he said, "Sister Jenkins, there are like 100 people waiting to greet you!" What a comfort that message is...our girl is loved and touches lives wherever she goes. Godspeed, Sister Jenkins! May your boat sink with blessings and nets break with goodness. God be with you til we meet again

Daddy-Daughter hug

Love our Missionary!

Quick trip to St. Louis to say "good-bye" to Kylee's favorite niece, favorite sister and brother-in law!

Nothing better than a good-bye hug from this guy!