MTC Address Mission Address
Sister Katrina Roene Dunn Sister Katrina Roene Dunn
FEB25 PHI-CEB Philippines Cebu Mission
2009 N 900 E Unit 112 Temple Complex-CJCLDS
Provo UT 84602 Gorordo Ave
Lahug, Cebu City
6000 Cebu, Philippines

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Week 3 blues got me down... but it's week 4, so it's in the past. And as Edna Mode puts it "I never look back darling!" 

Wednesday: we got punted that evening after P-day.. curse of week 3 i'm telling you! 

Thursday: It was a better day. HenrieLyn worked with us, i love her so much! She's so much fun, and she's a really good missionary. We hit up all our appointments that day, and we ate barbecue, there is a surplus of street food in Apas. It might be the best and worst thing that's ever happened to me. 

Friday: We got a call from the zone leaders that morning about a giant fire in our area, luckily it was far away from where we live. We did a temple tour with one of our investigators. We could feel the spirit really strongly. It was nice walking around the temple, and explaining the various ordinances, and relating it to the restoration. I learned a lot too, mostly through the spirit. 

Saturday: We went to go teach one of the members, and when we were walking to her house we were like "It's lighter here that normal.." and we looked up the alleyway and all the buildings were gone. It looked like skeletons, all the structures of the buildings that used to be there. All the houses and everything in them was completely destroyed. We ran around the wreckage and down the mountain to where the Sister works, and we found her just cooking food for her little calendaria, and I said "sister, we went by your house!" and she just says "there is no house." but she didn't seem very upset about it. She lost everything, and she was just joking around with us like normal. And then she insisted that we eat before she would let us leave.

Sunday: She even came to church! She is going to be so blessed. She's been such a big example to me the past few days! We were also able to teach our investigator at church as well. Also later when we were on splits I experienced a moment of breaking in and trespassing at a members house.. hehe :) I'll save that story for another day. 

Monday: THE PACKAGE CAME! in all of it's wonder! we have been eating like queens! Thank you so much Debbie and Mother!! We went on exchanges to Basak. We had a member work with us the whole day (I got to work with sister Quinney again!) and she brought her daughter with and she's like 7 and the cutest thing ever, so we were just running down the streets, swinging her around because she kept wanting to hang on our arms. We got kind of punted in their area,but everything still worked out ok. 

Tuesday: because of traffic,it tooks us an hour to get home through the jeepney network. super tiring! We found 2 new investigators!! this week looks better! Still seeing miracles from/in the mission!
I've been thinking a lot this week about the resurrection! my study this morning led me to 1 Corinthians 15:54-58
"54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."

I really liked that part.. o death, where is thy sting? After thinking about all the people I've met, and hearing the sorrows that they've experienced because of death, I've loved the opportunity to teach people that it 'isn't the end'. Naa pa jud, even if we don't see it yet. For this is my joy, to teach the people of Cebu that they will live again, with their families. In my last week and a half of work I will be steadfast, and always abound in the work of the Lord.
I love being a missionary! 
-Sister Katrina Dunn

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