Sister Madison May Healey
Philippines Tacloban Mission
511 Maharlika Highway
Fatima Village
Tacloban City, LEYTE 6500

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The countdown begins!!

Maayong Utdo!
Happy Chinese New Year! haha This past week we had 3 FHE's. Celebrated Maria's Birthday (early), had a zone conference in Ormoc, AND Stake conference again in Ormoc, a 2 hour drive away. Woooh! Busy week.
I honestly think the longest part of the mission is the MTC. haha Every day and week going faster until before you know it, you're about to head home. There was also another special missionary broadcast this past week, and even though I only have 1 week left of full missionary service, I'm glad I could be a part of it. Some new schedule changes and focuses of the missionary work.
Palompon is doing well. I've made some awesome friends and made some great memories. We all went on a road trip to and from our Stake conference as a branch.
A member gave us half a sack of kamote for free.
I tried a kids dulaan Plastic Balloon for the first time.
Sister Cornites and I eat Balut almost everyday. I actually like it now. We eat about 3 at a time. Their favorite costumers. haha
Loving that missionary life. PTM is the best.
Love you all. Amping kanunay. Eat Balut.
Sister Healey

Eating balut

kids dulaan plastic balloon


Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Plan of Happiness

Maayong Buntag Families and friends!

Kamusta man mo? Ulan pa more diri. It has flooded in other parts of the Philippines because of all of the heavy rains recently, but we are ok here in Palompon. Just wet. haha

This past week we have really been focusing on teaching the Plan of Salvation to everyone. It is such an important thing to not just know but to understand because it is a guide for our lives. It answers SO many questions and is the hope that all of us need to overcome our trials. It is also the reminder that we need like in Alma 34:32-34 (The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.)

32 For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life
is the day for men to perform their labors.
33 And now, as said unto you before, as ye have had so many witnessestherefore, beseech of
you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end; for after this day of life,
which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed.
34 Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisisthat will repent, that will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that
ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world.

Heavenly Father has a plan for us. Our lives here on earth have purpose. It's just a matter of whether or not we apply the Atonement of Jesus Christ in our lives or not. Whether we take advantage of the tools and guides to help us. Scriptures, commandments, church, prayer, REPENTANCE, the gift of the Holy Ghost if we have been baptized and confirmed by the proper authority of God.
We ALL will be judged at the last day for the works we perform here on the earth. The question is will you prepare? Of course we are not perfect. I'm not perfect at all, but through Jesus Christ and His gospel teachings it is more than possible. WE can return to live with Him again some day. 

This week has been great.  I have loved my time as a missionary and It will carry over even after I return home. It's so important that we all prepare :) so that we can receive blessings in this life, and eternal life in the world to come.
It's your home girl Sister Healey here. Say your prayers always. Tell your mom you love her. ;) and peace out. 

P.S. read this tallk by our living prophet Thomas S. Monson ---> 

A 98 year old nanay who is a member and just moved into the apartment above us.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Rainy Days

Maayong Buntag!

And happy winter! Even here right now I'm freezing! It has been raining for the past week and it's SO cold. After getting pictures from back home with news about all the snow and ice -- I'm going to become a human popsicle!

Anyway... this week has been good. :) Tuesday we went to Ormoc for our interviews with our Mission President, which went great. I really like our mission President and his wife, the Maurers. They are great.

It's been a week of hard work, especially with the conditions right now. A lot of people are sick and everyone just sleeps all day long when it rains and is cold. But push pa more! It was still a good week.

This week I have just really felt how we have to keep pressing forward. No matter when we experience rejection, keep trying. Look at the bright side. Keep a positive outlook. Choose to be happy. And then when we make mistakes, we need to humble ourselves and be quick to ask for forgiveness. When others wrong us, we need to quickly give forgiveness, even when they don't ask for it. Our time here on earth is so short. Let's make the most of it. Enjoy the little moments. "Where ever you are, be all there."

Friday we had an FHE with our recent convert Maria. She is doing great. We had fun, and despite the weather, we still made the most of it.

I love you all! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy despite the cold! Amping kamo kanunay.


Sister Healey

The Golden Gate of San Fransisco...lol

Palompon has a million bats. (daghang kwak-nit)

Kananga District

1st Birthday ni Baby Gordon Bunda

A Giant Ulod


Our branch president's puppy

Sunday, January 8, 2017


Maayong buntag sa inyo tanan!

And happy week 2 of 2017! Kamusa inyong mga new years resolution? haha

This week has been full of miracles. :) Here's a few:

-On the way back from our District Training Meeting a stranger paid our travel fee for us while we were sleeping on the van! It cost 100 pesos for one person one way, so there and back 400... which is a lot. But an angle helped us out. :)

-Had an amazing spiritual experience sharing the message of the restoration with a Less Active family

- A Baptism! Of Sister Maria Tumbiga (age 10) and she is super happy that she is now a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

- Made a contact with a professional sister then in the same day got invited back to share with her and her family the Restoration!

Saturday met a group of kids playing around outside and invited them to church on Sunday. Around 10 kids from the ages 7-14 and even though there was a brown out (no electricity) and pouring rain, they all walked to church!! All by themselves!

On Sunday a sister from Cebu was visiting Palompon for the birthday of her lolo (grandfather) and invited us to go eat dinner at their house

HAPPY 2017! It's been a great start to a great new year! I love you guys! Find way to continue loving and serving those around you. Amping mo kanunay!

Sister Healey

                                                 Baptism of Sister Maria Tumbiga

This spider is HUGE!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hello 2017

And goodbye 2016, my full year of missionary service. Kamusta mo?

It's really crazy looking back and seeing just how much can happen in one year. All of the ups and downs, things learned. I'll miss you 2016. But it's a new year! New adventures! And my family has finally received my flight plans home..... patay.

But on another note! This past week has been good. We were safe this New Years and even got to see some fireworks from the windows of our apartment. There weren't as many fireworks this year compared to last because of the new laws of President Duterte, but it was still fun.

Yesterday we had 5 lunch appointments.... and ... yeah... we went to all of them and I am still suffering from the after effects... haha, but it all tasted really good!

This past week Sister Cornites and I took 2 hours, went to one of the richer parts of towns with plastic bags full of multiple copies of the Book of Mormon and were able to hand out 9 of them! It was a really cool experience going house to house, and even though there was rejection and no new investigators, it felt so good sharing and giving them the opportunity. At least they received the BoM, now it's just up to them to read it. :)
It was a great to start to a New Year. Let's continue to light the world and actually keep our New Years Resolutions. I love you all! Amping kanunay.

-Sister Healey

New Years

Playing scripture chase with the Olervida kids

Me and a Bumba