Monday, March 30, 2015

March 29 2015

Well this week has been good I literally have nothing to say but that I am beyond exhausted!  We have been constantly working and the work has been progressing but sometimes I wonder how in the world I wake up another day everyday! hahah We have actually been out past curfew almost every night. President knows Ha! We have had too much to do and not enough time but that’s okay. Let’s see we had a training this week at mlc and I thought it was good afterward my mission president said to me don’t be surprised Elder when you’re a bishop or stake president or something and I started laughing right and he’s like Elder I’m going to be on your tail after the mission!  If I see anything you shouldn’t be doing hahah and I said thank you and so that was good. The training I gave was on diligence I used the example from the Savior when he was at the temple when he was 12 and talked about from the earliest point of the saviors life showed the importance of the work and applied that to how he answered his mother, know ye not that I was on my Father’s business right? And talked about that’s what we are doing right now, we are on his business and then talked about D&C where it says act in all diligence and never being slothful and it was really good I train again tomorrow on obedience and any advice would be great. I am a little scared because I’m not 100% perfect by any means I am trying the best that I can for sure but I fall short at times ya know? And I feel like that’s the topic that no one really likes to talk about because we are all not perfect. Also let’s see so every lesson in this area has members working with us and I’ll be honest I get scared like because Im a zone leader and should be better at the language, but it’s okay. Well my comp and I are good but he’s like the totally blunt 100% of the time like always and I’m not totally like that but I am learning not to be afraid to tell everyone what our message is and say it straight up. But, that’s about it this week I miss you guys so much love you all!
Elder Cuillard

Friday, March 27, 2015

March 22 2015

Hey family and friends how are you guys? Well this week was the hardest working week of my life! We lead the mission in bapt dates handed out and hours. We worked 60.5 hours and we gave 11 bapt dates this week. The Lord has really been helping us out! It's felt way good to work that hard but at the same time I was so tired sat night I fell asleep at a members house on the dirt! hahaha out cold for like a hour me and my comp hahah it was funny! So that was awesome also the coolest thing happened yesterday. Sis sebastion like my fav lady ever, she reminds me of a younger version of mom, like what mom was like when I was a kid hahah but she came from Calinog to visit me yesterday! She has family here and so she reffered her mom and sisters to us then we went and had dinner there yesterday and then after we found out the area is in the sisters area and I was a little upset because I love their family and wanted to teach them and I feel like Elder Silvano and I are on a roll! But I lived with him my comp for 2 months in Calinog so sis sebastion wanted us to teach them! But let's see we had 5 at sacrement meeting! Like this week was good just SO BUSY! But I love it so I am training at the mlc all the zone leaders and mission pres and all the sister training leaders on weds. I am training on dilligence so if you have any ideas that would be great! But I love you guys!
Elder Cuillard

This was something I received from one of the sisters I thought I would add to this post...

Hello Sister Cuillard. This is Sister Quent. I am in the same branch as your son. And I just wanted to let you know how hard working your son his. He has really brought a lot to this branch and is doing a great job. You should be really proud of him. 

Sister Quent

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 15 2015- Transferred!

Hello everyone! Ok so crazy week I received a call Thursday morning that I was NOT being
transferred, I was like what? So I unpacked everything that I had already
packed. Then I get a call at 12 from the ap's telling me that I am going to
be transferred. They said Elder you are being transferred and you are going
to be a zone leader. I was like okay I will be there so I had to hurry and
re pack EVERYTHING again. So I'm the new zone leader of Oton which is the name of my new area and it is 20 minutes away from the mission home.

and they speak a ton of a different languages and I'll be honest I am totally struggling.
It'ss like I'm a brand new missionary starting all over again. But like I
guess it's what I need.  I feel like this mission has been a never endless
journey of trials. My new companion is Elder Silvano and he was a trainer to
one of my elders that we lived with before I was transferred here.
The good thing about being a zone leader is I have had no time to do anything like
the last 3 days have been 10 hours the first day then two 11 hour work days!
When I left I made my nyny cry and like my other two favorite families I
also cried like sharing my testimony with them and stuff!  I just lost it. I
miss my nyny and she was like you need to stop by before you go home so she
can cook for me and I was like nyny you don't need to do that. She is so
poor they live under candle light and stuff but love them so much:)

So in my new area yeah I have investigators on the ocean like legit the
beach. The branch is nice. I spoke yesterday and the branch president is 21
years old! Crazy but the meeting house is way nice and the members are AWESOME.
Also there are 5 sisters who are best friends who work with us all the time
and they know how to teach like legit know how so they have been with us
which has been a huge help to have people who know what they are doing. Okay
I think I will love this area I'm just stressed about the language (Tagolog)
I feel like the Lord is trying to teach me patience because that's always
been the hardest thing for me and every day there is a new challenge. Hope you all have
a great week.
Love Elder Cuillard

Monday, March 9, 2015

March 8 2015

Hey! Well let's see... This week has been a bittersweet week! I'll be honest I've almost lost it a couple of times saying goodbye to some of the most influential people that I have had in my life this far. I feel like these people have taught me lessons I would have NEVER learned anywhere else. And they were lessons that I have needed to be the man the Savior wants me to be. But I feel like my testimony has been strengthened so much in just this short time. My knowledge of the gospel and our Savior has grown so much. I feel like the one lesson I have learned in my stay here is that it doesn't matter what you have, it doesn't matter what you look like, the message of the gospel is for everyone. I feel like there are times people get shy when I'm in their house because they feel like they have nothing and I have so much more and they do and they get a little shy, but to be honest that means nothing to me. I've learned a lot about Christlike love for someone when you have that desire to share it with anyone and everyone the message we have that will bless their lives for the better. I am so greatful for the opportunity I have had to serve here and know that the Lord has blessed me with the success. I have had thus far and every blessing and little miracles have come from him and I'm so glad that I have been able to feel closer to the Savior then I have ever before. I hope you all have the opportunity to feel what it's like to feel like you are so lost that you have no where to turn but up. I feel like at that point in my life I have realized the blessings from trials because I have become so much closer to the Savior at those moments. But I know that this church is true and the gospel if followed and lived will bless us in ways we could have never imagined. I have seen the literal miracles of that thus far. And it's been amazing. I love you all and hope that you have a great week:) I most likely will be transferred this week. I'm looking forward to that.
Love, Elder Cuillard

Monday, March 2, 2015

March 1 2015

Well this week has been good idk whats going on with the world clock but like the last couple weeks have gone by forever! haha but its good! So the girl in the picture will be baptised this sat. and I will be doing the honors! So the last weekend in my area I will have a baptism. So I am way excited:) Her name is Angel. She's not even in my area but I go on splits every other day because the other two elders CANNOT speak to save their lives!  SoI work in there area as the district leader I have been running two areas this last transfer. So I've been way busy but we always taught this girl so and the first time I taught her I gave her a date and she is just way pumped. She lives with like her friends because her parents work like 4 hours away so she is always alone. So the young woman in the area have totally taken her in and it's been awesome! So there's that. This week I took one day off and studied a lot because my back was killing me. The other picture is me on a Caribou:) There are white ones and black ones and they were joking with me saying hahah its a "cono" like you! That means like an American. So they made me ride the white one!  But let's see, well we dropped a ton of investigators this last well who were not progressing so that was great. NOT. I hate starting over. So this week we will be doing a lot of finding trying to leave my "bata" or my kid in the mission some good investigators before I leave. I have been super blessed in this area for sure and I am super glad to have had the opportunity to serve here. I have learned so many things from these people. I think this is the first time it's actually set in that I am probably never going to see these people ever again. So this week I want to have a couple dinners with some families before I leave! Like my NyNy(grandma) and some others, so that will be nice! But that's about it this week!! I love you all and hope you are all doing great miss you guys!
Love, Elder Cuillard