Friday, October 9, 2015

Elder Tyler Bowers has been serving for over a year now. His experiences in the Philippines have allowed him to grow and learn in priceless ways. He loves the people he serves, and his tender heart and generosity show in all he does as he shares the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and invites others to learn and grow spiritually.

The following is an excerpt from the most recent email we received from our eldest missionary son:

Dear Family,                                                                                                     October 5, 2015

This week was pretty good. It started raining a lot and I think there's some storms in the area. It's harder to proselyte when you're on bikes and it starts raining! I got soaked every day. All my clothes are muddy haha

Our ward had a good Ward Family Home Evening on Saturday, preceded by a baptism. There were three little girls in the ward who got baptized. Lots and lots of people came.  Since not many families have Family Home Evenings unless the missionaries are there, our purpose was to show families how they can have their own Family Home Evenings so they can feel the spirit more as a family etc. It was fun.  Also, we had several investigators there so it was cool that they were able to see the family oriented aspect of the church.

This week is transfer week again, my companion will probably be transferred.  I know there will be several new zone leaders so maybe I'll get to train another one.  I would be happy to do that because I really like the missionaries who I see are probably going to be zone leaders now. Woohoo!

Also, Happy Birthday Trent!!!!! I hope your day was awesome.  What did you do?! Did they sing to you in Primary?! I miss that haha. Maligayang kaarawan!!! Guess what, for your next birthday, I'll be back in America! woohoo! haha

There is a family of 7 that was baptized a few weeks before I got here named the Trinidad family.  They are some of the most solid recent converts I have ever seen. And they are having some extreme trials right now :( We went and visited them yesterday and the husband and wife just cried and cried because they had no money to attend church and it was the first time they've missed since before their baptism. It was tough. I have pictures of them. Please pray for them.

Elder Bowers       

The Trinidad family with Elder Curtis and Elder Bowers

The missionaries assisted with the promotion of the Mormon Helping Hands immunization campaign.

Tyler rides a bike sometimes in the area he is serving in: Santa Maria Locos Surr