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Hi! I'm Elder Lundy and I represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I'm excited to be serving my mission in the Philippines! For further reading, see Ether 12:6, 27 "6. And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith. 27. And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them."

Monday, September 24, 2012

I 've been transfered to -

Well Mom, it’s a good thing you asked all those questions because I have great answers for them! :)
Elder Caoayan and Elder Lundy
  1. Did you get your Absentee ballot in an email this week?

I got the Absentee Ballot today. BUT, it’s a photocopy of a form some gal in Hartland marked up, and a bad copy at that. I’ll print it off though and get it out soon.

2.  How are you feeling? Are you better now?
Pres. Carlos and Elder Lundy

I got sick the morning of transfers. It was flipping ridiculous!!! I slept that night at the mission home (for 14 hours straight daw) and the following night as well. It was awesome! I got to sleep in the General Authority room at the mission home, and the Carlos' gave me amazing food, and I got to spend all Friday with the AP's because I had to wait until Saturday for Elder and Sister Gottfredson to take me to my new area. Wow! :) lol. I am doing a lot better right now though. Back to work as normal. :)

3. Where are you now? Are you in the same area?

I am now in Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya!!! :) The next area north of my last area here in Solano 2! :) :) :) I got to see my Branch Pres. from Solano already and a lot of other people too! :)

4.  Did you get to teach a lot of lessons this week or are you opening a new area?

Sadly, because of all that happened, i got to teach very few lessons this week. My work in both areas totaled 3 lessons. Yup.

5.  What is your companion’s name?
 My new companion's name is Elder Caoayan! :) haha ;) it’s pronounced the same as the name of my mission, it just has a different spelling.

6. Are you training him?

I am not training him. I am actually a junior companion again. It’s a weird feeling. He is my senior comp.

7. Length out on his mission?

He has been out on a mission for almost 18 months now.

8. What’s your area like?

My area is a populated stretch of highway surrounded by rice fields in the valley of a ring of mountains. :)

9.  Do you know who Elder Arden got as a companion?

Elder Ardon's new companion is.... ELDER BUNDY!!!!!! :) hahaha :)

10. Are you a District leader?

 I am no longer a District Leader. The Lord saw fit to make me a Zone Leader in one of the farthest areas from President Carlos, Solano Zone. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Everyone says that being a district leader is way harder, but this is a huge change for me... I only have 2 more companionships in my zone now than I did in my last district, but its weird being zone leader. There are a ton of meetings to go to all the time. Its gunna cost a lot on travel money. :/

11. Did you get to see Elder Hamblin? How is he doing?

 I got to see Elder Hamblin alright. Hamblin is doing good. I get to see him again in just a couple weeks for ZLC! :)

12. How’s Elder Schmidt? Isn’t he on his last cycle in the mission field?
Schmidt, Allen and Lundy
Elder Schmidt is doing great. He is the zone leader in the Bambang Zone, the next closest to me, and just a tad bit farther away from the mission home than I am. Yup, he goes home this Oct. 30th I think. I’m gunna cry like a baby when he leaves...

13. What’s your apartment like?

My apartment is ok.  It needs to be cleaned, of course. : / there are 3 air conditioners though...but my comp doesn't like to use them because it raises the electric bill: P

14. What ward/branch are you in now?

I am in the Bambang-Lamut Branch; there are 4 of us in this one branch. Me and elders Caoayan, Dixon, and Makiling.

I'll see what I can do about writing the Peterson's. The Stoltenburg's just wrote me and all said if I loved or cared about them at all I had to write back soon... haha :) ... so I will be writing them soon...

I love you Mom! :*

Dad, I love you! :*

I have to go now. We have to do our weekly planning before p-day ends so we can get to our FHE! :)

Love You!
-Elder Lundy

Monday, September 17, 2012

We all have agency to choose...Some choose better than others.

Well Hello! :)

How are you this fine day? I’m doing rather swell. I had a great week.
Here is the report on my work! :)

This past week has been pretty cool. On Tuesday at district meeting Sister Ramos asked for a priesthood blessing. She was sick and had been for a while. This was the first of my cool experiences this week. Elder Ardon anointed and I gave the blessing as requested by Sister Ramos. I love giving blessings sooooo much! This was no exception. I felt the Spirit guiding my words and confirming the truth of what I was saying and promising. I felt a love not unlike what I imagine the Savior feels for her. By the end of the blessing we were both in tears. I am so thankful for the power of the priesthood which I hold and my ability to use it to bless the lives of others. I am especially thankful that I was ready and worthy to serve her in this capacity.

The other experience I want to share with you began on Thursday. Starting Thursday night I was getting better after being sick for a couple days, but suddenly started to develop a sore throat. On Friday, it got a bit worse. When I woke up Saturday morning I had lost most of my voice. The big problem was that I had 3 baptismal interviews scheduled around lunch time, 1 in Angadanan and 2 in Alicia1. I started getting really worried. I didn't want to cancel the interviews and I knew the Zone Leaders had an interview in Jones at the same time. I included a plea to Heavenly Father in my prayer at the beginning of personal study to help me with the interviews, then just went on studying.
I soon realized that little plea was not enough. I was super worried still.
After that, I just got down on my knees and plead for the ability to complete the interviews. I asked for help and guidance. After who knows how long, I finally felt like all would be well. Nevertheless, I did my best to resolve the matter myself. I gargled with salt water and drank hot Tang, etc. Time came for the first interview in Angadanan. My voice was rather choppy, but I got through the interview with out many problems. About an hour and a half later I had the second interview. By this time my voice was bad. It kept coming and going every couple seconds as I would talk. I had to repeat a lot of the things I said for the candidate to be able to understand. I had the third interview directly after that. I was scared. My voice was gone. I walked into the room with Nanay and sat down. The very first word I spoke was crystal clear and perfect sounding. I was so startled that I paused for a couple seconds wondering what just happened. The interview went great. The Spirit was strong and Nanay was ready to be baptized. She asked for a blessing afterwards for her illness, which Elder Ardon and I gave. My voice was starting to ebb away by the end. Within an hours’ time I had no voice. It was all gone, and it lasted up until this Monday morning when I finally got my voice back. This experience was nothing short of a miracle in response to a humble prayer and faithfulness to my calling.
It showed me once again the reality of this work, and the truthfulness of the Lord's promised blessings.

We didn't get very many lessons this week, only 16. But I feel the work we did was more unseen than seen. Hearts are changing. This change will be seen soon though. Elder Ardon is lucky. He has a great area working for him....WHEN HE TRAINS NEXT CYCLE!!!!!!!!!!!! : D yup! My kid is training next cycle right after he finishes his own training! Yup, he's awesome.

That’s soo cool about Devree Hamblin! I can't believe Diana found her! Elder Hamblin is gunna flip when he finds out! :) I can't wait to tell him on Thursday if he hasn't been told yet. :)

That’s sad about Mildred, but you're right. She is happier now. The plan of salvation is true. There are no worries. (An older member of the family passed away this past week. She will be missed - until we are together again.)

I love you. I hope you have a great week! :*
Pictures to come next week after transfers! :)

Monday, September 10, 2012

1 year and a month this week

Hello my dear sweet mother that I love so much! :)

Elder Lundy's 1st year celebration.
Elder Griffin  with his  Comp Elder McLaughlin

Elder Ardon

Elder Hamblin and Elder Lundy

Elder Lundy made Biscuits and gravy he always loved this kind of food.


This week in the mission was pretty good. Why? Because I’m right in the place the Lord needs me, with the people he needs me with, doing the things he needs me to do. :) It’s a good time of life.

So our work this week. We reached 23 lessons. We now have 3 investigators with a baptismal date. Things are going really well. When we teach ------ (pictures included in other email. she is the girl with a little boy and mother in the picture with me and Ardon), she reads everything we leave her. Then she writes an essay about what she learned and also other questions she wants us to answer when we come back. She is flippin amazing. Our transfer day is September 20th, next week Thursday. It looks and feels like I am going to be transferred out. It feels just like it did in Ilagan just before I left. So I will know after I email you next week if I am going to be transferred or not. I feel good though. We have a ton of elders coming in fresh from the MTC and president has told Elder Schmidt that he thinks my kid, Elder Ardon, can train after we finish our training this cycle. I’m proud of him. He is a great missionary.

So right now in our work, our focus is on less-actives. we are doing rather well…

on the bright side we have 2 whole families(one of which I included picture from a FHE. it’s the one with all the kids and a board with candy on it.) that are making significant progress in returning to activity and preparing to go to the temple to be sealed as a family. Their son will also be returning to a mission this coming October hopefully. :) It’s much harder to teach less active members, but it’s much more rewarding.

So I picked up my new pants earlier today in Santiago. I haven't gotten an opportunity to try them on yet. (Which means that pictures are coming next week.) I just had Nanay use the measurements that I used last time I made pants with her. I’m also getting the rest of my shirts fitted this week. I’m gunna look spiffy :)

My arms look really dark right now. I played football early this morning and got a bit sunburned, but my arms got kinda dark. It’s weird. But I like it. Random thought there for ya ;)

I must leave now. I’ve got souls to nourish. Remember the Tarzan song, "you'll be in my heart, always..." I love you mom. :* funny thought I don't know if I have ever told you before... I thought this way back in my first cycle in the field when I was with Elder Schmidt... I can't wait to get home so I can study the scriptures with mom! :) True story! It’s come to my mind many a time since then as well.

I miss and love you.

Have a great week! :* :)

-Elder Christopher W. Lundy

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Brown outs make it a day late...

We had brown outs like crazy yesterday so I couldn't email home. None of the shops had power or internet. So I'm doing this before district meeting today on Tuesday.

Thank you for doing all of that with the voting for me! I appreciate it! I'll let you know when I get that.
(Elder Lundy wanted to vote in the November Elections)

Mom, I understand how empty nesting is no fun. It’s like being in an apartment of 4 then going down to just 2. It’s parting from those you love. It’s what our Heavenly Father feels like when we leave while He is waiting for us to come back...

So guess what, we just had another brown out this morning while I was writing you. Good thing Gmail auto saves!

Our investigator with a baptismal date is doing well. We left her the lesson 2 pamphlet to read for our next lesson. Not only did she read the pamphlet, but she also wrote a couple page essay on her thoughts about the pamphlet and why she thought it was true. Then this past Sunday she bore her testimony in sacrament meeting. It was sick! She knows the church is true. She is a true convert, and she is still only and investigator!!!! :)

This week we fell a little short with 19 lessons.
We are still doing good though. :)
I also got my teeth cleaned yesterday on my way to Santiago.

Well, I have to go account with the missionaries before district meeting.

I love you! :* bye!

Monday, September 3, 2012

A week without a letter...

 And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”
The Book of Mosiah 2:17

Elder Lundy was unable to write this week, I’m sure we will hear more next week.