Thursday, January 26, 2017

It's the Final Count Down!

Dear family,

The time is far spent and there are 4 weeks remaining! #NOTTRUNKY

But I am so excited to see you all soon! 

This week was great. I got to know my companion, Sister Makihele, and we got to know our area! It was such a blessing to get to know the area so fast! Heavenly Father is blessing us so much! I love my new companion, she is so hyper and wonderful and a great blessing to me.

We are working towards many new goals this week to make this week wonderful and amazing. As it comes to the end of my mission, I feel the excitement of going home, the push to get the work done and labor all the way! I love the Philippines so much. 

As each day passes, I get a little sadder because I know how much I truly will miss this beautiful country. I love it here.

I love you all! I cannot wait to see you! 4 weeks left!

Love,
Sister Zimmerman 


Sister Zimmerman

Sister Makihele

My companion is great! 


Thursday, January 19, 2017

My Last Transfer!

HEY EVERYONE!!!!!

This is the start of a fresh new transfer. My LAST transfer! And I transferred to a new area! And so did my new companion! That's right- we are SHOT GUNNING! (both missionaries are new to the area) WHOO! My companion is Sister Makihele, she is from Tonga! I am so excited to be in this new area! I transferred within the same city I was already living in, Dasmarinas Cavite. I'm even still in the same stake! My old area is so close.. but I am so happy! I don't have to really adjust because it's basically just across the street. That being said, it's still hard as a missionary because we don't know who we should be teaching!

I am happy as can be. And I cannot believe this is my last transfer. Words cannot even express myself right now.

It's crazy! But I know the church is true! I love my mission! I love, love, love my life right now! Going home... no! haha

Love you all! See ya around!


~Sister Zimmerman 

Sister Zimmerman & Sister Makihele

Transfer day at the mission home
(photo credit Elder & Sister Broadbent)

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Hey Howdy Hey I'm in Manila

Hi family!

I had a good week. 


Thats all.



Just kidding! But seriously, I don't know what to say sometimes in my emails. Of course I have very sacred and special experiences, but I don't share them all. I actually had a great trial this week. It caused me stress and tears. But this was also one of the most effective weeks I have had in a month. With many lessons taught and people contacted. It was wonderful. There is a purpose in every trial, and I am grateful for my broader perspective. Because of my mission, I can now see in perspective how bad things happen to good people ALL THE TIME and it doesn't last forever. Sometimes trials are long, but not forever. That much I now understand in my soon to be 21 years!

My birthday is Friday! 21 years young! Whoo hoo! Another birthday in the mission. And now I am excited to enjoy this birthday here, and then see my family again March 1st! #nottrunky 
:D Part of the trunky feeling comes when you go to Manila to get x-rayed. It means you are an outgoing missionary. How fun! haha

I love you all! I saw the Temple for the first time in 15 months. It's across the street from where I got my x-ray. I MISS IT. Soon... soon... 

Have a greater week! Keep on keeping on, keep your chin up. And if you aren't happy, repent today.

LOVE YOU 

Love,
Sister Zimmerman 




Sister Zimmerman at the Manila Temple



Manila Temple  
Sister Miranda & Sister Zimmerman 

Riding to Manila 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year

​HEY EVERYONE HAPPY NEW YEAR.  I didn't take any pictures because I am lame and lazy. 
Basta (just because...it's just like that), New Years was boring but great because everyday should be great and dandy! We had to go home early a bunch because it's dangerous to be out past 6pm during New Years DAW (it is said) and so we go home... and study and have fun that way. ^.^

I am so excited today because I received my flight plans to come home. NOT TRUNKY! But I am so excited to see all of you again! Christmas video call just made me realize how much I miss and love my family, and now just a few short weeks away from actually seeing them!! Whoo! It's exciting! 

I am so excited to start 2017. I can not believe I have been here in the Philippines for 16 months! It just blows my mind. Heavenly Father has truly gifted me with so much and gifted me this time. A time of struggle and hardship but also of joy and encouragement and fun and learning. I LOVE being a missionary. I don't suppose I can come home and visit and then just come back and be a missionary again? I would love that.

Happy New Year!  I'll see you all THIS YEAR. In just a few weeks. Keep being obedient and loving the Lord. He'll give us everything we need.


Love,
Sister Z 

Here are some pictures Teal sent last week that didn't get posted to the blog:




photo credit Str Speirs