Monday, May 26, 2014

One year?!

May 26, 2014. 12:53 am EDT.   One year!?

Great WEEK!!!

We only have a short time this week, but it was so good


-Baptism of Aimee and Zaira!!
-a few rain storms, no huge typoons yet but we are getting close.
-feeling healthy 
-Missionary Devotional this Friday with Elder Craig Christensen!
-Fe (an investigator) finally came to chruch

Sorry not too much time!

But I got my package!!
The problem with the flash drive now is that the songs are not adapted to music... so they don't play!

P.S. read our search for happiness!! so great!!!

I love all you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S.S. I have been out for 1 year in the Philippines!!

Love always!

Sister Bishop

Monday, May 19, 2014

How Time Has Flown!

May 19, 2014  2:19 am EDT.  How Time Has Flown 

Can you believe how fast the time has gone by?! 

I am so happy that we have 2 more people entering into the water of baptism this weekend!

Zaira and Aimee Ramos will be baptized by their dad this Saturday at 6!!  They are so great and I am so happy to see them continue learning about the gospel and loving it!!

They are so prepared for the gospel.  They have great support from our young women and their family in other wards!

We just came back from doing a 'bragada eskuwela' at Pembo Elementary School. It is were members of the community help clean their local schools.  It is a really big deal hear and the activities last mon-sat.    It was fun, but really quite dirty.  A ton of dust.  This is the main time that they do a major cleaning of the schools before each semester starts.. Glad we could help.

Mom was asking about my daily schedule and the problem is it is really quite borning .  WE wake up at 6:30.  Morning routine of exercise, eating, getting dressed, etc.  and start studies from 8-11 with personal, companion, and language studies.  Then we eat lunch get our things together and begin working at 12.  From there we are out trying to teach.  Some days go better than others, but right now in our area we are getting around 4 or 5 lessons in a day.. Some days go really well and others are a bit harder.  the 4 or 5 includes investigators, recent converts, and less-actives.  We will sometimes have a dinner appointment at around 7 or 8 for less than an hour and we will be working until 9.  We then plan, update the area book, get ready for bed and are in bed by 10:30..  It is very routine.  We don't do really any thing besides that.   It is hard to explain with out literally being in each area because each area is still so different.  

We are having fun.  One of the interesting moments came when we contacted our only referral from the week of a part member, but not in the cmis.  He is kind of anti-mormon... He was trying to trick us into saying something wrong....  It was quite an experience...   

WE are having fun this week.  Some of the Young women wanted to accompany us at the store...  So we are happy to oblige. 

I am right now reading in Alma 18.  I love these stories as they are all about missionary work!!  Also, we have all of the institute curriculum in our apartment so I have read through most of the D&C and now I am working in the Old Testament!  I love learning more about their examples of what to do (job) and what not to do (david)  it is really great. Also I am reading (my second time) in Jesus the Christ, but this time I am highlighting all times it has one of the names of Christ.  It is really opening my eyes to his roles and titles.

So that is what is happening.  I had a small cold this week, but I woke up this morning with no symptoms at all!!

Work is hard.  Work is Good.  This is God's Work.

Love always,


P.S. I have not been getting any of liz's emails since she left...  only our personal....  help!  

Monday, May 12, 2014


Saturday May 10, 2014 11:30 pm EDT.   Mother's Day phone call



Insert by mom:
 Rebecca skyped at 11:30 am on Sunday her time, and Elizabeth was on google hangout.  At 8:30 pm on Saturday her time, and we were on at 11:30 pm Saturday night.  The  Sisters Bishop were able to talk to each other and dad and I had time to talk to them individually.  We were for just over an hour...It was a much needed conversation for their mom - and yes, tears were shed by me :)  so blessed to be the mother of all my wonderful children.   

Rebecca in Manila,Philippines 

Elizabeth in Tacoma, Washington 


Monday May 12,  2014  12:39 am EDT.     Weekly
Hello family!

So I am assuming mom will put up a bunch of things about our conversation that we had yesterday.  It was so good to see all of you
I am so blessed by such an amazing family.  I love all of you so much.  I t is not hard though when I have such amazing people to be with for eternity.

I was really excited to hear about how the Lord is blessing all of you Rachel and Shaun with the house and everything.  Liz with baptisms.  Levi &Vanessa  and Sarah and the baby.  Please tell Abby to be careful!  

I am really excited about everything.  Don't always know why I am so excited but I am. I am hoping this will be a good week.  I am supper happy!

I know that this is a hard work to be a part of but it is a really really amazing work to be a part of. 

Brother Jaime did not leave on Saturday! Most likely this week though.  But his kids were so happy that he was still here.  and their oldest is finally starting to really be more excited about the gospel and stuff.  I completely owe it to the young women in the ward.  They have been working with the missionaries like crazy as it is summer.  They are so much fun to work with.  Sister Bechachino was a huge part in them wanting to work as well. So it is really fun.

We have Zone Conference this week.  I am supper excited.  This might be the last one with President Stucki.  I have not figured out all the transfers and stuff for him.  But I heard about our new Miss. Pres.  He is from Mesa AR.  So that is cool

I am really having a fun time.  We are doing a mission fast on June 1st hopefully with the members as well to increase the work of the Lord.  I am excited as well for that! I love this work!!

Thank you all for all of your prayers and thoughts.  I have the best 'fan section' ever!!

I love all you to the moon and back and then some!! 

Sister Rebecca Bishop

Ramos family -

Brother Ramos Baptism 

Call this week!!!!!!

May 11, 2014. 11:40 pm EDT  (she wrote it last week, but the server went down and she resent it this week)

I get to call this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Supper supper excited!!!

Super short email.

Really awesome referrals a grandfather and grandmother with a member family who referred them from New York

Baptism of Brother Ramos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He leaves on Saturday... He also recieved the priesthood. 

I will talk on sunday so I am supper excited!!!!!!!!!

Got to go!!

Sister Bishop