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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, February 25, 2013

Zone Meeting went great this past week. We taught about Accountability and how it applies to us as missionaries. Elder Woodruff in particular loved it. He came up to me and thanked me for what we taught and for all the insights we shared with them. It really touched him. He had tears in his eyes when he did this. The Spirit was really strong, and I surprised myself with some of the stuff I said because of the spirit. I was helped to explain things beyond my own understanding. Great experience.

The training with Elder Ardern didn't happen for me. As his plane was about to land in Cauayan, the pilot couldn't see the airstrip so he went back to Manila! President Carlos gave us some training instead. He let everyone come back the next day if they wanted to talk to Elder Ardern, but Elder Valdez and I already had a baptism and a meeting with the Branch President of Bayombong to go to, so we were not able to go back the next day. :( The meeting with Elder Teh and Elder Hallstrom happens this Wednesday. Hopefully they won't have any bad luck with travels...
Mom, get better. Have you gotten a blessing yet? If not, do so. Christ suffered for all things, not just our sins. For all pains. Through faith in him, all pains can be made better. One of my recent convert Tatay was able to give a blessing for the sick, to two of his children this past week and they got better overnight. One had a cold, the other had measles.....

OH!!!!!!!!!! BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 out of 3 of my Tatary’s got the Melchizedek priesthood this past Sunday!!!! All they have to do is wait till December to be able to get sealed as a family in the temple!!! We have another tatay that is going to be baptized on March 23rd. :) my 3rd tatay that didn't get the Melchizedek priesthood was because he was on vacation in another province... my branch president has interviewed him and says he is ready though. :)
Well I gotta go.

Love you guys! :*


Monday, February 18, 2013

Explain it simply...


I think the linger-longer is a flipping brilliant idea, especially if missionaries are invited! J That needs to keep going till I get home...but I guess I won't be a missionary anymore... that takes half the fun away. Still a good idea though.

My week was pretty good. We had quarterly interviews with President Carlos. We got to teach a few more lessons than usual. Elder Valdez and I are putting in a little more forethought into scheduling appointments and it paid off. We hit 22 lessons last week. We got a little lazy with our finding efforts though, only 14. We are gunna try to kick it up this week. Its gunna be hard though. We get to teach a zone meeting this week.
Elder Ardern
Then on Friday we have leadership training with Elder Ardern of the Philippines Area Presidency in Cauayan. Saturday, weekly planning na naman.

Elder Teh
Elder Hallstrom

Then next week, we get to meet with Elder Teh, Philippines Area President, and with Elder Hallstrom, of the Quorum of the Seventy Presidency!!!
I get to see so many more general authorities here on my mission than I did back home. :)

(I asked Elder Lundy how his Cheese cake turned out.) Chocolate Chip Cheesecake = Napakasarap! (Delicious) It tasted sooo good!!!! We ate the whole thing in like 2.5 days. I probably ate about 2/3 of it... The Balubal Family is one of a kind here. The cheesecake wasn't anything super special to them. They bake all the time using ingredients that their daughter in America sends them. They actually offered me more chocolate chips because they were trying to get rid of them before they went bad. They said last time they had to throw a lot out because it went bad before they got to use it. I'm definitely going to have to leave them a thank you note though. They were very sweet to let me do that.
I absolutely love the quote you sent this week.

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” – Albert Einstein
It’s perfectly true. I’ve seen it with the gospel, Tagalog, and in many other instances. I'm reminded of a quote in preach my gospel...
“It is true intelligence for a man to take a subject that is mysterious and great in itself, and to unfold and simplify it so that a child can understand it.” – PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR

I love you guys! Have a great week!

-Elder Lundy

Monday, February 11, 2013

We announced to Elder Lundy that his younger cousin received his mission call and will be leaving on his mission at the end of June!

That’s awesome about Tommy! Tell him congrats for me! Seeing as he leaves before I get home, tell him that I’ll see him in 2.5 years... lol. Also, make sure he passes the John Bytheway book on to the next missionary in the family. I think that would be Eric...
I'm sorry about your house search and all that. I know it’s hard on you guys. All I can say is pray and fast...Besides, I’ve seen time and time again families here that don't even have a steady place to live but they are happy. They are so poor that they don't know how they are going to eat tomorrow. But they are still happy. Worldly things don't bring happiness, obedience to God's commandments bring happiness. A scripture also comes to mind.

3 Nephi 13:19-21, 30-33” Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and thieves break through and steal; But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, even so will he clothe you, if ye are not of little faith. Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”

I say this not at all in chastisement, but in love. I’ve felt several times that I should share these verses with you guys about this topic, but I shook it off each time. I love you. Be happy!
I did the impossible today. I made a chocolate chip cheesecake!!!
I'll taste it tomorrow and let you know how it is! :) I got a member to let me bake it at their house. The Balubal Family (the richest people in the branch....)
(Elder Lundy says this, because it is unusual to have an oven in the Philippines.)
I gotta go now. I'm running late.

I love you guys! :*

Monday, February 4, 2013


My b-day was pretty good. :) My FHE just turned out to be a birthday party. lol That’s all the branch felt like doing. hehe :) being 22 is weird. I feel old now. It’s like my last connection to the teenage crowd was just severed. I'm officially out of that group now.

So Mom I had a moment a little like your week, this week....

This past Thursday at Zone Conference I felt something very strongly. It was one of those whisperings of the Spirit President Carlos always talks about. He never said it, but I heard it. It was a very clear feeling. I heard, "You can do so much more. You haven't given everything you have yet. Kaya mo pa." It put me to tears then, and I’m starting to tear up again as I write this.

As I look back at who I was, and what I was capable of when I was new in the mission, and compare it to now, I'm ashamed. The Lord has strengthened me. I have been taught Tagalog. I have gained a testimony. I have started becoming a master teacher. I'm worthy of the companionship of the Spirit always. I have power when I teach. I can do so much more now than I could a year ago... The Lord knows just how capable I am. He has given me my every talent and ability, but what have I given him? I’ve given Him 90% effort my whole mission. I've held back.

During our last weekly planning I was overcome by all the time we lose as zone leaders and everything we have to try and do, and how can we possibly give our best effort in our area when we are focusing not only on 1 area, but 7. I was planning on asking President to step me down after this cycle so I could finally give everything I had... but that wouldn't fix anything really. I can always give everything I have no matter where I am, no matter what situation I am in. I understand that now.

I have more to give. I won't hold back anymore. I love the Lord and I am thankful for all He has done for me.

You’re right about the Shaners. They are going crazy right now. What president is doing is he is first going to double up on missionaries in area that are weak or need help. Than when they are all doubled up, he is going to start creating new areas.
This is from the Shaner's Blog: “This past few weeks we have been working SO hard trying to secure apartments or upgrade existing ones in preparation for the INFLUX of new Elders and Sisters in March. I capitalize influx because up until now, we have normally only gotten maybe a 4 or 5 'net' increase of Elders or Sisters each batch. They arrive and it is fairly easy to plug them into the spots that were vacated the night before by the Elders and Sisters who went home. Up until now, it has been a wash for the most part however, with the age requirement change in October, more Elders and Sisters are applying for missions earlier and this next batch that will arrive the end of March will be our first experience with the increased numbers. We will send about 6 or 7 home and get in return 25 at last count.”
Well, I’m off to buy the ingredients I need for funky Frito fruckies again! :)

I love you so much!

Have a great week and don't accept any other result! :) :*

-Elder Lundy

 My Nanay's are the 2 right by me...
they are the ones that put on the party for me.
Nay Dalilis, and Nay Bayatan.