Sunday, April 19, 2015


Hello Everyone!

So this week was awesome! We had a baptism! Andrew had finally made it. He is awesome. I was actually kinda shocked when he asked me to do it. We don't really speak the same language but he understands a little bit of English so its fine! but yeah it was an awesome experience and I am grateful I had it! So that was definitely the highlight of the week! But we also had another investigator at church and like 5 less active members! It was so awesome! Awesome way to end the week. We also found 4 or 5 new investigators and I think almost all of them accepted a baptism date. I feel like I should tell you this is mostly due to the efforts of my companion as I am handicapped when it comes to speaking the language. I just kinda sit there in the lesson, smile, maybe nod and act like I know whats going on, and then bare testimony at the end. Its pretty sweet. Anyway. It was a good week. Nice way to end the Transfer. 

With transfers I have no idea whats going on. Definitely I am staying another transfer here in the Philippines but we are pretty sure that we will both be transferred because this area is only temporary. This Wednesday is when we will find out whats happening. No word on the visa... Yeah. Um with the package I have no idea. Its probably somewhere in Africa. 

My stomach is still being a jew but I have gotten used to it. It doesn't bother me much anymore. So I am sorry if this offends anyone... But Filipino food is just not my jam. Compared to eating beautiful chicken curry everyday to plain rice with a little bit of soy sauce and a fried fish on the side just doesn't do it for me. Also there isn't much spicy food here. Its fine. They also have real beef here so I can't complain. Also Seven Eleven. I don't know how or why but those things are every where and it is so awesome!! 

Anyway. Did i miss anything? The Church is true. No matter how far away you think you are you can still always come back. Seriously I love studying the Atonement. Its power goes far beyond cleaning us from sin. I really do stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me! Well I love you all. Take care of yourselves. I will probably email from a different area next week. Maybe. Love yaa

Elder Checketts 


  1. Elder checketts this is bro. SONNY LAYUG your diligent ward missionary sa ward 2' kumusta ka?

  2. I love his attitude and humor. He looks great. I love reading the updates and his thoughts. Thanks for posting!