Sunday, May 8, 2011

Trust and Service

Today I had an impromptu class at the Relief Society because mom - who is our Relief Society President - prepared a lesson about Tithes and Offering instead of skipping to the Missionary Work. It was a great experience because I we got to learn from each other. 

I learned so much from Sister Dan2 Sollesta today. She related to us about how she's able to share the gospel to her friends and help in the missionary work. She told us that public officials who usually don't give attention to the full-time missionaries could be reached through her existing friendship with them. People tend to open more to those whom they already have built relationship and trust with. That's the importance of referrals. Even if we don't have time to work with the full-time missionaries, we could always refer them to our friends and neighbors and fellowship the new investigators. 

How about you, in what ways do you help in the missionary service?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Set Apart as A Stake SA Representative and Thoughts on Visiting

I was sustained as a Stake Single Adults Representative a couple of Sundays ago but I just got sustained today and it's such a fun day! I was a little late today in our Relief Society class so I missed Sister Maridan Sollesta's lesson from the Ensign but I was able to attend President Christopher Barredo's Sunday class. He has always been the most humorous teacher. He likes to incorporate jokes in his lessons. He taught about the importance of being punctual (ouch!) haha. I think it's the second time that I got to attend his class and that's his lesson, and that I think it's intended for me, haha. I hope the next time I would be able to attend and not to feel a little guilty. He talked about how important it is to Start on Time and not End on Time. Or if in any cases, Start Late and End One Time. It doesn't matter when we start our classes (though it's ideal to start it on time) but we need to ALWAYS always end on time. 

Our sacrament meeting was one of the most spiritual meetings we've ever had. The three speakers were just touching. I love what Sister Carla Casquite and Sister Maybelle Palma talked about. They both talked about how important it is to put Christ in the center of our lives, about how important it is to get rid of our pride. 

After the sacrament meeting, I was set apart by President Eusibio Sollesta together with Brother Eldred Neal "Nikoi" Sollesta. Among the many blessings which President Sollesta announced and bestowed upon my head, I like when he said that I may be blessed with continuous good health and that I may continue to become a good example to everyone. It was such a spiritual time.

Then at around 4:00 in the afternoon, I went to the Sollesta's residence since me and Sister Dan2 are partners in visiting teaching. I had a fun time because Sister Dan2 was such a great host. She had me eat an apple pie of which she brought from Bacolod and some fruit salad from her mom's birthday. The foods were so good and we had a fun time talking while I was multi-tasking--eating and reading the latest issue of Ensign.

Jan Vincent "Jan2" Sollesta drove their RAV4 as we visited the smartest kid in our Primary class, Michael Equilla. It's such a fun time! We were surprised to see another addition in the family, a stinkin' cute baby girl named Therese!!!! 

Today is such a lovely day! 


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Stake Single Adult Representative

Second Sunday Relief Society Teacher

Just a week after I was released from the Ward Primary Presidency, I was called a Second Sunday Teacher in the Relief Society. I love the calling as I have always respect and admire the mothers. I love listening to their wonderful stories of their adventures and struggles in motherhood and how they're able to always apply the principles they've learned in the gospel. 

Stake Single Adult Representative

A couple of Sundays ago, President Eusibio Sollesta approached me and told me that I'm going to be called as one of the SA Representatives in our Stake, Philippines Iloilo North Stake. Others who were called were Sister Remrose Abanero and Brother Nikoi Sollesta. 

The call was kind of a surprise for me considering the fact that I have not been attending any Single Adults activities because I have been quite busy with my career. Well, I guess it's a wake up call that I need to mingle a little bit more with the singles in our ward and enjoy this time of my life.