Monday, July 28, 2014


28 July 2014
I am so happy and for my best friend, Joy, for receiving her mission call to the Philippines Tacloban Mission! Aja aja aja!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Family and Friends,

Me and Sister Silva are getting along really well. Oh my days. We are having so much fun here in Kettering! I wish I will serve with her for one more transfer.
She loves the people. She cares. She is soooooo amazing.

I love Portuguese food! She cooks really well!

I went to London North last Friday with Sister Stewart, yeah one of our STL's who's from Hong Kong. She's so cute and an amazing missionary! Sister Silva stayed here in Kettering with Sister Eastin, she's from Arizona. :)

Going with the Sister Training Leaders are really great. We learn something new and I love stopping people in London!

I want to share my studies to all of you this morning. I am reading the Book of Ether, on the 37th verse of the first chapter, something struck me.
It's about the faith of the brother of Jared. Jared asked his brother to plead to the Lord not to confound their families and friends' language as well. The Lord heard his prayers. They were not confounded.
I asked myself, "Is my faith sufficient enough to save my families and friends as well?"

I love this gospel so much. I am trying my best to be the missionary that the Lord wants me to be while I'm still being myself.

Oh btw, British summer is really different! I look like a toasted bread. haha.
But we are enjoying the sun while it lasts! Few more months and we need to take Vitamin D pills again.

I am excited for my best friend (yep, I've three best friends. Whatevs.) for her mission call to come as well! I love you, Meg! Happy first year! ♥♥♥

Til next PDay!

Sister Ordanza

Extend my congratulations to Antony Keen for being called as a full-time missionary in Spain! And also, to my friend, Kristine Dalo, she got her mission call as well and she will serve in the Philippines Cebu East Mission.
K guys. No one told me this information. Sometimes I stalk people, accidentally. hehe.

Ate Janeth, pakisabi naman sa QueLiMama, miss ko na sila. Pakibigay naman po yung email address ko sa kanila, especially kay Jastine Espinas, Yannie Erika Queano at Mariane May Bacosa. Pwede po? Salamat po!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥♥

Ola! Tudo Bem?

22 July 2014
Sister Silva is from Portugal not from Brazil. Stalking skills failed. That happens when you are not on Twitter anymore. :P

Dear Family and Friends,

Yeah, that's the Portuguese of "Hi! How are you?" lol
I just love my new companion! She's like Ate Janeth. The older sister I've never had. We have a lot in common and she is the companion that brings out the best in me! She's soooooooooo smart (mind you, that's the only thing that we're different) and she's on her last year in the Law School!
And oh, her mission call is to preach the gospel in Portuguese language but now, she's in an English speaking area so she's really amazing.

Mine and Sister Silva's first week together was really miraculous! Let me start on our first official day together.

Me and Sister Ferrell stopped a lady who was on a rush a day before the transfers. Because in a hurry, we didn't have the opportunity to get her full address but she wrote her name and street's name on my planner (which was good, phew!).

Me and Sister Silva just decided to tract the whole area to find her. And guess what? Yeah, after knocking few doors, a girl answered it and the spirit was telling me that we were on the right door! I asked her if Vania is around, it turned out that is her sister and guess where are they from? PORTUGAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sister Silva started to teach few principles to Vanessa (the sister) in Portuguese and I can even understand every word that she's speaking! We've had a good lesson with her and we are seeing them again this week!
On our way back home for lunch, one of the lady that lives next door from us was cutting the bushes on her garden. Sister Silva asked if she needed any help and she replied that she doesn't have money to pay us. We just looked to each other and smiled and told her that we would love to help her without any cost! Guess where this lady is from? She's from the PHILIPPINES!!!!!! *drum rolls* She lived few blocks away from me in Cavite! She knows people from my neighbourhood and she knows my landlady! Yeah, like in Silang Cavite. Yeah yeah yeah. *goose bumps*

I am so sorry if I haven't replied any of your emails, guys. So sorry. I hope I'll have time next week.

We've had many investigators at church yesterday and I am enjoying every minute of my mission.

I love all of you!
Til next PDay!

Sister Ordanza

For Your Eyes Only

15 July 2014

One of my favourite families here in the ward! The Gillespies! She's from Cagayan de Oro btw.:)

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15 July 2014
Yep. Our mission president gave us permission to watch the World Cup Finals! (We watched it yesterday!) Sad because Brazil didn't make it to the finals but hey, Germany won over Argentina! 1-0! Alles Gute, Alemania! Wohoooooooo!

Dear Family and Friends,

So, I've news to all of you. Are you readyyyyyyyyyy?!!!
I'm staying here in Kettering for at least another transfer (6 weeks), probably until August 26th. Yayyyyy! Can't leave Kettering yet. I'm not emotionally prepared. haha
That means, all of you can send letters (or parcels if you want ;) ) to my flat's address. Well, wait. Not you, Ma. I'm sorry but the mail system in the Philippines sucks. So you can send it to my mission home's address. But hey anyways I understand and you love me, right? :)

I'm so upset that Sister Ferrell is moving tomorrow. She's the best and we get along really well! I need to move on, that's missionary life, right? RIGHT?! K. She will be in Enfield with Sisters Griffiths and Allred. Yeah, she'll be in a trio.
My new companion will be Sister Silva and if I'm not mistaken she's from Brazil. Hmmm, not quite sure but don't doubt my stalking abilities. lol
Time to learn some Portuguese then! I'll tell you more about her on my email next week. I'll officially meet her tomorrow. 
Wow, I just realised that I'm gonna be here in Kettering for at least six months! Don't worry. I'm not getting trunky. :P


We've had a pretty good week! Our investigators are all progressing. The Gardner's(Steve, Linda and Adam), Elaine, Lucien, Kevin, Samantha, Naomi and Shantel  attended church last Sunday! (See the reason why I don't want to leave Kettering yet?) And we found new investigators as well. I am so much excited for all these individuals/family to enter the waters of baptism and in the temple! And oh, remember Geoffrey? Yeah, my first baptism? He will have the Melchizedek Priesthood this coming September! K K K. Being a servant of the Lord, you'll witness how much Heavenly Father loves His children. I can't even express how much I love being a missionary!

Being an ambassador of Christ opens loads of opportunities. One of this is teaching the Primary class. Oh my days! I haven't appreciated babies and kids, okay, children, that much until I came here. They're so cute and precious!

I am looking forward for this new transfer! New companion, new experiences and new ways of missionary fun!

I want to leave this quote from Elder L. Tom Perry to all of you:

"The choices you make will make all of the difference in what you want to achieve."

Let's use our agency wisely!
I honestly love all of you. Until next PDay!

Sister Ordanza

What A Wonderful Week!

8 July 2014
Dear Family and Friends,

I ran out of cool subject line. jaja
Anyways, I've had a wonderful, busy and productive week! Zone conference was amazing plus I saw Sister Loveland at the Visitors' Centre in Hyde Park! And me and Sister Ferrell celebrated fourth of July by making and decorating cupcakes and brought it to our favourite family, the Parker's! (I'll send the photo next time, I guess. XD)

We've had so many people attended church yesterday! The Gardner's (Steve, Linda and Adam) have been attending church and other activities for over a month now. Elaine loved it especially Relief Society! Samantha and Naomi are our new investigators and they enjoyed the lessons. Kevin attended as well! Lucien got ill so she didn't go but she's coming this Sunday! :)
We are working with several less-active members of the ward since I've been here in Kettering and guess what, they all went to church yesterday. In one of our visits, I told them this, "My companion and I are not here to invite you to come back to church, we are inviting you and your whole family to come to the temple and be sealed for eternity." In our ward correlation meeting, the bishop told us that all of the less-actives wanted to meet him and he interviewed them to start working on their preparation to go to the temple! Isn't it amazing?! *insert tears of joy*

There will be two new Elders that are coming into the ward this transfer (July 16th), which is pretty much our whole district so it will be so much fun and exciting!

I love this ward so much. Members here are the best. Oh wait, next to Narra and Santa Monica saints! ;)
But yeah, it feels so much like home here.

Don't worry about me. I'm eating well (still not gaining weight but I'll get there ;), having so much fun everyday and I'm safe and protected.

I honestly am so excited for my best friend Joy for her mission call! Few more days and she'll receive an amazing letter from The First Presidency telling her specifically where the Lord wants her to be.

And yes, I am soooooooooooooooooooo excited for you, Meg. Few more steps on the check list and you'll be there. Hang in there, bez! The Lord is with you every step of your way.

I love you all!

Sister Ordanza

The Gillespie's (our Filipino family here in the ward) invited us again to come over this Friday. You don't even know how excited I am. Seriously though. :D

For Your Eyes Only (3)

7 July 2014
At last, these are my photos for the past couple months. lol

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This is my zone! The best zone in the world, the Northampton Zone! Tada! ;)

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Me, Sister Ishizawa and Sister Som. My Asian buddies! I think Elder Wu took this picture. lol
And have you noticed my nice tan? ;)

Sister Ordanza