Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Preparation Pays!

I still got a month before leaving for my mission. I decided to work with the missionaries. We met up with this investigator who loves to use the bible to contradict our teaching. When the Elders and Ward mission leader try to clear up things, doctrines that are really easy to understand, he starts to quote some "scriptures" that he claims contradicts what we are teaching. I decided to interfere and explain stuff about the bible which I learned for years of seminary, institute, and teaching! He was very shock that a 19 year old kid knows a lot about the bible! I urge you guys who wants to go on a mission to ask for calling from your bishop to help you prepare for a lifelong of service and leadership. Preparation Pays!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ward Missionary Work

Could you imagine a person serving another ward without serving his/her own ward? I have been thinking this question in my mind. How dare I serve another ward without serving mine so I decided to work with the Missionaries almost every week!

 Here's some pic of the Elder & Sisters in our ward that I have worked with.

The Decision

Since I was a kid I always wanted to go on a mission. Now that I'm in the right age I submitted my Mission application which took me a month or two to finish. Just like prophet Lehi of the Book of Mormon I wanted others to be blessed by the gospel as well. That's the main reason I wanted to go on a Mission to be an instrument in blessing others and I can have a deeper conversion as well. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ can change people even the vilest of sinners.

After all that has been said, the greatest and most important duty is to preach the gospel - Prophet Joseph Smith
The Atonement of Jesus Christ changed me.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Why Create a Blog?

Since I still have a month to go on a Mission, I decided to create a Blog for you guys! This Blog is for my Family, Pre-mission Friends and people interested about the Church(Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints) and its Missionaries.

This blog will be kept by Family when I leave. I will be sending them Letters and Pictures and It will be posted in this Blog. 

My name is John Christian Pelera. I have been called to serve as Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints in the California Oakland/San Francisco Mission. I will be preaching the gospel in my native language, Tagalog. I will report to the MTC in June 4, 2013. Well the original MTC date was March 26, 2013 but got delayed because of the VISA! I will write about my Pre-mission experiences in this Blog. So Stay Tuned!

Got my call in Nov. 18 2012