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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Final moments from mission T.T



                                                         
                       




Elder Bacarro is signing off T.T

Thursday, October 18, 2012

안녕하세요!!!




Wow! It's been a month since I came home from my mission. My first week after 2 years was the most boring ever. My mind is still in Korea and missionary work, finding my companion, the language, culture. I got released on the 16th of September so I had a chance to give my homecoming talk still as a missionary. It was weird!

I love my mission. It's the best 2 years of my life. Korea Seoul Mission is the best!

 Kenneth Edward Bacarro

signing OFF...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

INVITATION

You are all invited for Elder Bacarro's Homecoming talk this Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Capas ward chapel, 8:30 in the morning.

AIRPORT ARRIVAL!


Elder Bacarro arrived home safely from his two year mission in Korea Seoul Mission. You are all invited on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 in his Homecoming talk in Capas Ward chapel.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Elder Bacarro's last week, last email as a missionary

Hello My dear Family!!!

The time has come. I can still remember my first email to you guys and now this is my final email to all of you as a missionary. I can't believe that my mission is almost over. 

It's a really fun to think that I'm going home, seeing you guys after 2 years and going back to my normal life but of course it's also sad to think about it. I will miss these things waking up at 6:30 in the morning, having a personal study from 8-9am, language study from 10-11am, lunch at 11 and begin to work at 12to9pm with dinner at 6pm, finding people to teach on the street, walking under the heat of the sun and blistering cold winter, testifying a lot about the gospel and wearing this nametag almost every single day. I can say more stuffs but their are ton. I'm really really grateful that I'm here in Korea as a missionary, as a representative of Jesus Christ, as a servant, as a helper. I want to share some scripture verses that I loved a lot during my mission. It's in 2 NEPHI 4:18-21: I remember

 18 I am encompassed about, because of the temptations and the sins which do so easily abeset me.
 19 And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my sins; nevertheless, I know in whom I have atrusted.
 20 My God hath been my asupport; he hath led me through minebafflictions in the wilderness; and he hath preserved me upon the waters of the great deep.
 21 He hath filled me with his alove, even unto the bconsuming of my flesh.
I learned these verses when I was in my 1st transfer here. I had a lot of hard time like learning Korean, missionary work and others but I knew that the Lord never ever left me in the times of trials and challenges, like Nephi and his family in the wilderness, I felt more the Savior's love for us. It has been an amazing experience! Missionary work is hard but it's worth it. I want to share a talk from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: MISSIONARY WORK AND THE ATONEMENT:

Almost everything I have said here has been an aid directed toward the missionary process, ultimately toward the investigator. May I close with an extended testimony about how focusing on the Atonement helps full-time and member missionaries and mission leaders.
Anyone who does any kind of missionary work will have occasion to ask, Why is this so hard? Why doesn’t it go better? Why can’t our success be more rapid? Why aren’t there more people joining the Church? It is the truth. We believe in angels. We trust in miracles. Why don’t people just flock to the font? Why isn’t the only risk in missionary work that of pneumonia from being soaking wet all day and all night in the baptismal font?
You will have occasion to ask those questions. I have thought about this a great deal. I offer this as my personal feeling. I am convinced that missionary work is not easy because salvation is not a cheap experience.Salvation never was easy. We are The Church of Jesus Christ, this is the truth, and He is our Great Eternal Head. How could we believe it would be easy for us when it was never, ever easy for Him? It seems to me that missionaries and mission leaders have to spend at least a few moments in Gethsemane. Missionaries and mission leaders have to take at least a step or two toward the summit of Calvary.
Now, please don’t misunderstand. I’m not talking about anything anywhere near what Christ experienced. That would be presumptuous and sacrilegious. But I believe that missionaries and investigators, to come to the truth, to come to salvation, to know something of this price that has been paid, will have to pay a token of that same price.
For that reason I don’t believe missionary work has ever been easy, nor that conversion is, nor that retention is, nor that continued faithfulness is. I believe it is supposed to require some effort, something from the depths of our soul.
If He could come forward in the night, kneel down, fall on His face, bleed from every pore, and cry, “Abba, Father (Papa), if this cup can pass, let it pass,” 16 then little wonder that salvation is not a whimsical or easy thing for us. If you wonder if there isn’t an easier way, you should remember you are not the first one to ask that. Someone a lot greater and a lot grander asked a long time ago if there wasn’t an easier way.
The Atonement will carry the missionaries perhaps even more importantly than it will carry the investigators. When you struggle, when you are rejected, when you are spit upon and cast out and made a hiss and a byword, you are standing with the best life this world has ever known, the only pure and perfect life ever lived. You have reason to stand tall and be grateful that the Living Son of the Living God knows all about your sorrows and afflictions. The only way to salvation is through Gethsemane and on to Calvary. The only way to eternity is through Him—the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
I testify that the living God is our Eternal Father and that Jesus Christ is His living and Only Begotten Son in the flesh. I testify that this Jesus, who was slain and hanged on a tree, 17 was the chief Apostle then and is the chief Apostle now, the Great High Priest, the chief cornerstone of His Church in this last and greatest of all dispensations. I testify that He lives, that the whole triumph of the gospel is that He lives, and because He does, so will we.
On that first Resurrection Sunday, Mary Magdalene first thought she saw a gardener. Well, she did—the Gardener who cultivated Eden and who endured Gethsemane. The Gardener who gave us the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valley, the cedars of Lebanon, the tree of life.
I declare Him to be the Savior of the world, the Bishop and Shepherd of our souls, the Bright and Morning Star. I know that our garments can be washed white only in the blood of that Lamb, slain from the foundation of the world. I know that we are lifted up unto life because He was lifted up unto death, that He bore our griefs and carried our sorrows, and with His stripes we are healed. I bear witness that He was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities, that He was a man of sorrows acquainted with grief because upon Him were laid the transgressions of us all. 18
I bear witness that He came from God as a God to bind up the brokenhearted, to dry the tears from every eye, to proclaim liberty to the captive and open the prison doors to them that are bound. 19 I promise that because of your faithful response to the call to spread the gospel, He will bind up your broken hearts, dry your tears, and set you and your families free. That is my missionary promise to you and your missionary message to the world.
I know that through the atonement of Jesus Christ, everyone can feel his love and can be happy in their life. It is important to think always how the Savior saved us than to think that he leaves us in the times of trials. I have a testimony about the atonement. Through the atonement of Christ, I can come to mission, I can repent and become converted to his gospel. I testify that the atonement is true. My mission has been the best experience ever in my life. I really really felt the power of atonement in my mission. I'm really really happy for this opportunity. I love my mission. I love my mission. I love my mission. I will always remember it. I will cherish the moments that I had in this 2 years. I have come to know more the Savior. I know HE LIVES! I know that this gospel is true. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, who called him to help to restore this glorious and wonderful gospel.

 For Dad and Mom, thank you so much for the support that you gave to me. Thank you for the sacrifice that you did for my mission. I know that you did everything for my mission. Mom, Dad, I love you with all of the sincerity of my heart. I missed you all so much. Kath, Kim, thank you for the prayers and for your love to me. I'm happy to see you all again on Friday. I'm really really excited. This is Elder Kenneth Edward Bacarro of Korea Seoul Mission, serving from Aug. 25, 2010 to the 14th of September 2012. I'm a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to be his disciple among his people that they might have everlasting life. I am a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. I have a special message for everyone, it is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, The Book of Mormon, and eternal families. I know that the message that I shared is true. I know that God lives. I am a disciple of our SAVIOR. I love this gospel. I love the people of South Korea(Republic of Korea). Seoul Mission is the best and greatest mission in the universe. I love you all. This is my final email as Elder Bacarro. See yah on Friday and I love you all.

ELDER KENNETH EDWARD BACARRO
Korea Seoul Mission
Aug. 25, 2010-Sept. 14, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Last week of Elder Bacarro's last transfer...



We got a news from Elder Bacarro, He will arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on September 14, 2012 at 10:40pm Manila time. We are all excited to see him after his two years mission from Korea. This is his email, the second to the last in his mission. Here are some of the pictures that he sent to us.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

ELDER BACARRO'S last transfer's 4th week


Annyeong Haseyo my dear family. This is Elder Bacarro again from Korea Seoul Mission, reporting the events of my 4th week in this last leg. We got mild weather last week and lots of rain but toady is really nice, sunny but windy. Fall is coming soon.

We had our zone conference at Noryang-jin. I went to that church last January 7, 2011, my first morning here in Korea. I went there again last Thursday after 1 year to give my last talk for the mission. It was really weird to think sometimes that I'm going home soon but I'm really trying not to think about it. 4 of us gave our last talks. 2 sisters and 2 elders. I was on the 4th list. When I gave my talk, I talk in Tagalog for a minute and gave the rest of my talk in English. It was really emotional  and weird. I just shared basically what I learned as a missionary and shared some advises especially for the young missionaries. I'll give you a copy of my last talk next week so that you can read it guys. That moment was the most emotional part of my mission so far. I was sad that day too because it will be my last zone conference. Elder Noe, my last companion in Uijeongbu got extended for his mission, so he will not go home with us this September.

Yesterday was my last Stake conference in Korea. Our stake had a conference and our Mission President and wife gave their talks about pushing members to support the missionaries and doing missionary work. We were so happy to hear about that! It was a fun conference.

Last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, I had splits for the last time with my Zone leaders. I went to their area and went to Gimpo to help the English class there cuz the Elders there are both Koreans. We slept at their house at night because we were to far to come back to Seoul and we didn't have much time to travel back. It was so cold and rainy at that day! I was so happy. I hate hot weather and humid now. I heard typhoon will come today here so..I don't know whats gonna happen. My shoes are totally hammered but I have another pair, I'll use them in my last week here.

I think that's all so far for the 4th week. We didn't get our travel plans. There's a chance that I'll arrive in NAIA at morning. Returning missionaries usually go at 10:40 am from Incheon airport. Our office sister told me that I'll be a lil bit early so maybe I'll be in Manila by 1pm of September 14? I'm not sure so I'll call the office about that. You have to get my itenerary in your email.

Love you all and talk you again next week!!

ELDER BACARRO

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Elder Bacarro's last transfer week 3!!!

Still Elder Bacarro is doing good. He got his travel plans!

Malaysian Airlines Incheon airport-Hongkong airport:10:40am-1:00pm

Hongkong airport-Ninoy Aquino(Manila) 2:00-3:00pm

September 14, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

ELDER BACARRO'S LAST TRANSFER!!! Week 2

It's different here in Korea, so hot and humid!!! They got the hottest summer here for the last 13 years, we get 35-37 degrees here like in Philippines which is really weird. They usually get 30 degrees here during summer. Your lucky there coz you have rain, here is drought...They're pleading here for rain.




Well it was a hot and intense week! I was so happy that I got baptism in my last transfer. He's in Busan now to find his wife coz they had a lil bit of arguement. He's doing good and fine. I have some plans for this transfer coz it's my last one. I'll visit my recent converts and my areas. Members told me to visit them before I'll go home. It's really fun to know that members in my last areas really liked me. I'm still here in Bucheon, my last area with my same companion, Elder Messick. I'm still the district leader here so I'll still give trainings to missionaries every wednesday and doing some reports. It's good though for my english and pronunciation. My companion ios doing some countdown for me, the last one I heard was I only have 39 days which drives my head so bad. It's gonna be fun to see you guys again afetr 2 years. In next 2 weeks, we will have our zone conference so I'll give my last talk and testimony to the mission. Super weird.



Last time, we went to a local market in our area and we saw DOG MEAT!!! It was really groase and sad coz it's a dog...I just remember pooh, chuwie and pooh #2. We found some good investigators and lots of miracles here in our area. I'm really glad that my last transfer is doing good and smoothly. We found 4 new investigators again here. Our progressing investigator has a problem about recognizing the spirit. He really wants to know if our church is ture. Of course, he needs to pray about it like what Moroni said. I'm really hoping that he'll be baptize.



Woah, I just can't belive taht they bought me an IPhone!!! They're so expensive here in Korea but they're famous. Even my american companions love it!!! They told me that I'm lucky coz I have it! It's the best phone in US!!! I'm excited to use it but I'm not gonna bring it outside coz reememeber I lost my phone before I went to MTC so coz of that, I'm afraid to bring phone. Even our phone here, I hate to bring it so I lte my companion to bring it everyday. Oh I sent you a post card for you guys...Have fun and see you in 4 weeks!!!



ELDER BACARRO   Elder Bacarro is going home this coming September 14. We're really excited to see him again. 4 weeks left and you can do it!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

주항, 보고싶을거야!!!(I will miss you Ju-Hang!!!)

I will miss you Ju-Hang!!!




안녕하세요 여러번!!! How's Elder I mean Bro. Bosotros doing? What is he doing now? Hoping that he has a job now and doing great after mission. I'm kinda scare to go home but...WHATEVER! DOing great here in Seoul and having more fun serving the Lord.





It's Elder Bacarro from Korea Seoul Mission. I'm actually planning to send some of my clothes this week. Anyways, our week here was fun, sad and super rainy! So Humid!

 Monday, we went in a place called 목욕탕, it's a public bath place here in Korea so you have to be there taking showers and relaxing in a warm pool naked. It was fun but kinda weird. Tuesday, we pretty much did missionary work coz it's the best! I went on a splits with my zone leader in their area. met a Filipina on the bus while we were going to a member's house. Her name is Jinky from Pasig. She's here in Korea coz they have a branch office here in Seoul (INTEL). I talked to her and my tagalog totally sucked! She tought that I'm half pinoy coz of my accent and my hard time to talk in tagalog. She called us last night and wants to met with us but I referred her to our sister missionaries in our zone coz she doesn't live in our area. It was kinda weird talking to a girl coz asyou know were not allowed to talk to girls here in our mission. Wednesday, we had our district meeting and I trained about bearing testimony and A missionary without eloquence. It went good! That day was so rainy, hot and humid! My socks got wet so we decided to call some of our ptentials at our house. Thursday still the same, english class and ward correlation meeting. Our ward mission leader is sick! He really helps us a lot and want to push our ward to do missionary work. He also helps us to have dinner appointments to our members, but the ward already doin that to us. They feed us a lot here!



Friday, we found another 2 new investigators! Miracle! The lady is a chatter box. She just talked a lot about this and this and that, but the husband was kinda flaky but they're both nice. They're working in a TV station here in Korea(KBS). They adopted a cat from street which is nice:D Saturday was intense, we met our 3 investigators including our investigator from Myanmar. We found out that he's the President of their church in Myanmar, scary but we are the Lord's true representative and this church is true so we relly testified to him with boldness. At night, we had dinner from our member and they treated us in a buffet!!! Super good food and masarap, hehehehe....We shared about families. Yesterday was kinda sad coz our favorite young men here is going to America for school. He's the best guy ever and her mom is our missionary mom here. They help us a ton and we love them. He'll go to America today and stay there for three years. Our progressing investigator came to church late so it was fine. Still good for his baptism for this coming July 29, please pray for him. I'm excited!!!



We just got visit from our zone leaders in our apartment today. We just planned for the trainiong this coming wednesday. Tomorrow will be ou temple day! We will hang out with our investigator today in Incheon China town! I think we will eat some chinese food! Sick!!!

I'll let you guys go now. This church is true!!! ENDURE TO THE END. Hurrah for ISRAEL!!!



사랑하고좋은 하루됬어용!!!



ELDER BACARRO

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Interviews from our new Mission President

안녕하세요 나의 가족!!!


How's it goin up 'er? It's me again from Korea Seoul Mission. We rains for the past 4 days but they're not that bad as last year. I love 장마(jang-ma) as they call it in korean(monsoon) this year, i's coll and not warm. Still kinda sucks coz it's hard to talk to people on the street so we just call our potential investigator records. We clean our house if it is raining outside. Today is rainy and feels good outside, 20 degrees celcius.




Last Monday, I hanged out with my MTC batch because some of them will go home this coming August 3. We had hotdogs and barbeque!!! Cheeze awesome! We just talked our MTC memories and just played card games like PHASE 10 and UNO. It was fun. Tuesday night, we had a dinner appointment from our member. His name is 이상래. He's the 2nd conselor in the stake presidency here. Her daugher served her mission in Seattle. We talked about her mission. My comp and I surprised for her planners especially the weekly goals, it was different a lil' bit. She met some Filipino missionaries up there. Wednesday, it was our Combined District meeting at 화곡 area. We talked about the Doctrine of Christ and our purpose as a missionary. We gave trainings from us(missionaries). I talked about the Book of Mormon and Opening the Heavens. It's an article form Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi of the Seventy. I did some splits in my district so I went to 개봉 with Elder 기민수. We had some fun and visited a lot of their members. At night, I just gave a training about baptimasl commitments.



Thursday, we met our inveestigator, 기민준. We played pinpong with his firend, 주항. He's our member in our ward. Sad coz he's going to America next week for school. He's our favorite young men in our ward. Pretty much at night, English class and ward correlation meeting.



Friday, our interviews with our new Mission President. It was weird coz it was in English and reall awesome. We just basically talked my plans in my last transfer. I kinda cried in that interview because he said some things and some advices that I can do more. He thanked me in my leadership as a district leader. I love President Christensen! His wife was there too but she's waiting in another room. She's cool and brought us chocolates, sweet!!! Anyways about the interviews, we talked about setting vison that I can set and do in my last transfer. He said also about not being trunky because he really doesn't want missionaries get trunky.



Saturday was a busy day! We had soccer game with our ward. We met 2 new investigators and one of them is really interested in English. Then at night, we commited Mr. Bong to be baptize on July 29 and... He accepted it! He's so humble and really wants to change his life. I was so happy because I really really want baptism in my lst part of my mission. Me and my companion was so happy for him! He came to church yesterday.



We had dinner appointment last night at our member's house with our former bishop and his family and of course with Mr. Bong!!! It was good coz they taugh him about temple work and he loved it! He expressed his feelings about his father's death so we told him that through his gospel he will see him again. I'm just really grateful for this gospel and I know it is true!



That's all for the last week. I love you all and PEACE!



ELDER BACARRO

Sunday, July 8, 2012

JANGMA!!!

Jang-Ma is here!!!




Good Morning my wonderful family. This is Elder Bacarro again reporting from Seoul Korea. Another week passed by and a new week has started. If you're doing some countdowns at home, I still have 9 weeks left in my mission. It's still long so don't make me trunky. Even some of the missionaries are trying hard to make me trunky but... Sorry, I can't.



It was an adventurous week. We had a Meet the Mission President conference last Friday...It was ackward coz the trainings are all in English and he's american! President Christensen talked about obedience and some mission rules. We will have interviews with hime this Friday and I'll talk about my district. At that day my companion got sick. We were at the subway when he started sweating a ton and having some stomach pain. I was nervous a lil bit so I just comforted him and stopped in a subway station. The bad thing was it so rainy at that day. Jang-Ma as they call it here already started. We got some rains from Wednesday to Saturday morning. Rain here doesn't stop and it pours a lot. Reminds me back home. Is it rainy in us now?



Hah we met a new investigator last Thursday! His name is Mr. Bong, he's korean but I forgot his korean name. We met him on the street. he went to Philippines before for business and he loved it. He wants to come back but because of his job. He has a problem, his wife left him coz when he went back to Korea from Philippines, he saw their house dirty so he argued to his wife and slapped her face, cheeze, so the next day he just saw his wife not in their bed. We taught him about Restoration and how this gospel will help families to be happy. We commited to him to be baptize and he said he will!!! Yeah hopefully he will baptize. I want to get baptism before I'll go home.



I love you guys and miss you all!!!



ELDER BACARRO

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Rain rain!!!

Hello my dear Family!!!




Thanks that you got the package, I'm sending another one and my luggages are already set to go! Hahaha, it's ok because my plan is I'll stay for a while in Philippines coz I was at outside the country for two years and I'll maybe take the one in February exam. I'm planning to get a job there so that I can save money for schooling. Hahaha, I don't know bout mine if I'll talk in tagalog to all of you. Did he share his testimony???



Cheeze, about here in Korea, at last we got rain last saturday and yesterday which made the weather comfortable, but it's hot here again and so humid! I miss tropical, ocean breeze. We've seen some miracles last week. We have a new investigator and they're family! The father used to come to english class in one of the areas in our mission..15 years ago so he knows the missionaries and about our church. i'M PUMP NOW! Then, I met some filipinos. The one is from Taal, Batangas. He lives way down south of the country so I can't teach him. I referred him to Daejeon Mission.



Oh we had tons of dinner and lunch appointments here from our members! My favorite one was the last tuesday, our Bishop's wife bounce us iin this fancy buffet worth 26 dollars plate!!! Almost 900 pesos in our money and I ate a lot especially steak!!! Tons of food and you can eat all you can. Sushi, just everything!!!



We went to Incheon last Friday for my comp's korean visa and I saw the port but it was kinda dirty:(....



Loves and IO need to go now! I love you all!!!



ELDER BACARRO

Sunday, June 24, 2012

President Lee's last week...Welcome President Christensen!

President Lee's last week...

Last week was intense...Don't have to say a lot...Wednesdays was our transfers and I only have 1 left which is really weird and really crazy of...My new companion is Elder Scott Messick from Orange county, CALIFORNIA. He goes home next year and we're co-seniors but I'm the district leader here!!! Yes!!! You'll receive a mail from our office about that and my travel plans so inform me AGAIN if you guys got a letter from our mission. About  travel plans, just email to me everything what's in there, just about the airline what flight am I going to because families are the first one who get that letter.

Well it's a humid, hot and drought here in Korea. We didn't get rain here so far so it's always hot and sunny. It
's crazy that I'm the district leader in my last part of my mission. Yeah...Elder Duke is now in Incheon as a zone leader. What else, oh, we saw some miracles last week too, a random lady called us and wanrts to come to our english class so she came and went to my class. I had an impression to talk about the Book of Mormon and it surprised me! She told me that she wants to learn about the book and she downloaded the Pearl of Great Price and Doctrine and covenants in our church's site! She listens to it every day! We will meet her this coming thursday and hopefully she will get baptize!

We had a dinner with our progressing investigator Jin Min Jeong and we ate samgyeopsal at their rooftop. Freak sweet!!! We talked a lot about missionary work and the Book of Alma.

Yesterday, we went you Yeongdeungpo for our Mission President's farewell meeting for the members here in Seoul area. It was emotional when he asked us to stand(all the missionaries) and told the members how proud he is to us and how he loves us so much then he cried. He told the members how hard missionary work especially financial. He said that we have a hardtime in transportation too because it's sooo expensive so he ask the members to help the missionaries a lot. He emphasized also that we can baptize even we're not good at korean. I was so happy when he said that to all the members here in Seoul Mission! We cried(missionaries) but life still go on!

During our church, members invited us to visit their house and have a lunch and dinner. So this week, our schedule is totally packed. Were still finding people to teach and so good doing this work. I feel sometimes that I don't want to go home because I love this work but I need to go back... 

okay that's all the highlights for the last week. Still hot and humid!!! I miss tropical coz it's windy in us! LOVES!!! Good luck to your job kath and say hi to mom and dad.

ELDER BACARRO

Sunday, June 17, 2012

We will miss you PRESIDENT LEE and Sister HAN!!!

Goodbye President Lee and Sister Han!!!




Hello 나의 가족!!! Last week was so sad and spiritual. Last wednesday, we

had our last zone conference with our beloved Mission President and

his wife. It was sad because we love him and they're great people!

When Sister Han gave her last message to us, we are all started

crying, she talked about reading the scriptures daily and how her

mission change her a lot. She expressed how she loves us. President

Lee cried too and it was my first time to see him crying.He talked how

the 3 years gone by so fast and he can't believed that his calling as

a mission President is done. It was really emotional. We sang God Be

With You Till We Meet Again and at the last verse, we (missionaries)

standed and sandg it with conviction for him. It was really emotional.

After the closing prayer, we were all quiet and didn't prepare for

lunch, we just stared at him and his wife.Ah!!! I will miss him!!!

Then after the conference, he gave us hug and saying goodbyes.ㅜ.ㅜ...



At that day too, I had splits with my zone leader because he's going

home. We ate DOG MEAT!!!!!! Yes!!!! Dog meat!!! They're investigator

treated us in a dog resto and at first I didn't want too. When I ate

the meat, it was weird but after that bite, I liked it. It tasted like

goat meat and so soft!!! We went back to our area and visited the

filipina member. It was fun.



The next day, I went to Shiheung for splits again! It was so hot and

so humid!!! I really don't like summer here, I like summer in us coz

it's windy. Me and Elder Kim had some success and at night, we met

they're less-active member and told me about some dirty stuffs so I

just laughed. Friday, I went back at last in my area with Elder Duke.

We were both tired but still, work continues! We found some miracles

in our proselyting. We found 4 new investigators!!! I was so happy!!!



Yesterday, we had our ward conference and tons of people came. Ok I

forgot to tell you guys that our ward is pretty big, we have 150

members every sunday and yesterday, we had 180!!! This ward is huge

because of kids... We had lunch after and still,...lots of people.



This week will be our transfers. Cheeze, I'll stay here maybe with my

last companion in my mission!!! Elder Duke will maybe transferring to

another area. I only have a another transfer!!! Soooooooooo scary!!!



I took the exam and let's see the results... LOVES. PEACE.



ELDER BACARRO

Sunday, June 10, 2012

100 day mark!!!

Hello Bacarro Family!!!

We just spent that 50 dollars coz we didn't have food at our house. Things are doing great here though sometimes it's hard. Dang, I got my 100 day mark in my mission last Thursday so I only have 95 days left!!! So crazy! Hopefully, someone will send me letters in my last two transfers, NO ONE SENT ME A LETTER for the last 7 months, Hahahaha!!!

We saw some miracles last week like people calling us and wants to meet. Gimpo Elders called me and said that they have a Filipino member in their ward so they asked us to go there and meet this guy. We met him, he's from Dipolog??? I actually don't know where's that place. He's been here in Korea for a year and working in Incheon. It was weird because I never talked in tagalog for the last 2 years so I had a hard time when I talked to him. I FORGOT SOME TAGALOG WORDS!

Our mission President is going home soon! We will have a zone conference this wednesday for his last testimony as a Mission President. Our new Mission President is from  US, President Brent Christensen, I'm not sure about his name but it was sounds like that. I'm excited but sad! I love President Lee.

Have a great week guys!

ELDER BACARRO

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Seoul is the best!!!

26C Summer???

Hello to you guys! Elder Bacarro is signing ON again from Seoul, Korea. Last week was nothing. We had some weird weather here. 26c TEMPERATURE BUT STILL SO HOT FOR ME! We found some new investigators, they're 2 cute 8 year old kids, but the problem was we dropped them last thursday! Reason was their mom heard that we taught them how to pray(we actually did 30/30 program to them, 30 minutes english and 30 minutes gospel time), they decided not to meet them anymore:(... It was devastating for us because we tried to find a lot of investigators and those kids are so awesome! They were still humble at their age and they really loved us! Hahaha, I got a call from our mission office telling me about BYUH, I'll take exam this coming June, I think I'll take with some Korean missionaries, hopefully I'll pass the exam!!!

We met an old lady last week from Japan but she's half korean-japanese. Luckily she speaks korean although a lil bit. Sometimes she talks in Japanese, i wish I can still remember my Japanese back high school! Her name is SOMI??? I'm not really sure... It was sound like that. Hahaha, sorry for my disorganized emaiL. Today was our temple day and we have a new missionary from Cambodia! I had a chance to talk to him and shocked me coz he's pretty good at english...I met him today! What else do I need to tell....I think that's all folks! Still alive here and enjoying life as a missionary here in the LAND OF MORNING CALM. I love this gospel and I know that this church is true. This transfer is going smoothly so far with Elder Duke. I learned a lot and helps me to be mature in this gospel. I love him and I know HE loves us!!! Always remember that FAMILY THAT PRAYS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER! I'm really grateful that you're helping and feeding the missionaries at our house. Honestly, when you started inviting missionaries in our house, I got a lots of blessings and support from the members that I served with and the areas that I've been was sweet!

PEACE! Doctrine and Covenants 4!

ELDER KENNETH EDWARD BACARRO

hOT SUMMER

A great week with 50,000 WON!!!

Well I'll take exam this coming saturday at Dongdaemun(my last area!!!) Hopefully they will pass me man! If not I'll just go to school there...Hahaha, last week was so fun and lots of activities here in our mission but first I want to tell want happened last wednesday. I had splits in Kaebong..It's actually Elder Won Yong Ko's home ward. Me and the missionary there had street boarding, after that, we took this bus that goes back to their apartment and we met this old lady and started to talked  us because she wants to help us to carry our stuffs but I told her that we were fine, then I introduce our church to her and surprised me that she a lot about us! Then we sat and gave us 50 dollars!!!! At first we didn't want to accept it and we really didn't wanted too but she really forced us to accept it, so we got it...Highlights for the week.

Thursday was our Medical zone conference! We will have another one this month because our mission president is going home soon. I'll be really sad. Mmmm...We had also a lots of dinner appointments and I just learned something that I will share to you guys after 2 transfers, hehehehe just wait!

I just don't have any comments about that. Hahha... Say hi for me to inang and grandpa ben. Tell them that I love them and I'm doing great here in Seoul. Lots of miracles and finding investigators! I love missionary work! Bye guys! Today is 25 degrees outside but it's so hot coz of humidity!


ELDER BACARRO 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Michigan Test!!! HOT SUMMER!!!

Hot summmer hot hot summer!!!




Hello! This is Elder Bacarro again from Seoul, Korea! Wow days gone by

so fast and its our 3rd week now of this transfer! Last week, we had

some fun here in my area. Were kinda finding new investigators now

because we only have 1 and some of our investigators stopped meeting

with us. It was frustrating. Yesterday, we found a new investigator

and they are a family!!! My first time in my mission. They have 2 cute

daughters and they surprised me because they went to Cebu before for

english. They said they loved it and I was kind of jealous

because....I want to go there!!!!



Hahaha, we found another one and she's a lady. She was kinda weird

because of her love of whitre people and it was so awckward, even our

member felt that. We decided to refer her to Incheon Bupyeong Sisters

because she lives there. I honestly don't want to meet her... We had a

dinner with our filipina member here from Ilocos and at last, I had

adobo and pansit after 7 months!!! I just cried when I saw adobo! I

miss it sooooooooo much! Her name is Minnie from Batac Ilocos Norte.

She served her mission in Micronesia Guam Mission. We talked a lot

about missionary work and she told us that they have cars in their

mission and she learned how to drive in just two weeks!!! She's here

in Korea I think because she's an english teacher? Her husband is a

korean but he's a member and ACTIVE! They have 2 sons adn both of them

knows only english or korean. I saw one of their shirts and they have

vigan shirt with ilokano on it! It was weird!



Hey, good news I got a call from our office yesterday. They told about

michigan test and yeah, I think this saturday...I'll take michigan

test!!! Hopefully I'll pass at this time...If not...I'll just go to

school there in Philippines. Haha, I'm not really sure what major am I

goona take but I'm thinking of History or Education. I don't know.

Haha, I wish I'm fluent at it but you know, korean is really

hard...I'm happy that raining season starts now there. Hahaha,

missionaries!!! Tell them that they should love the people they teach

and also the members. Okay family, Have a great day and just pray for

my exam this coming saturday. If I will not pass, it's okay. My

another option is just got back to school in Phil and hang out with

you guys! I LOVE YOU!!!



ELDER BACARRO

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bucheon!!! Probably my last area!!!

We got our transfer calls last sunday after our services and I'm here


in Bucheon Ward Seoul Kangseo Stake. I gave my talk yesterday and they

just laughed. I actually don't know why??? Hehehehe...Hey, we have a

filipina member in our ward and she's from Ilocos Norte. She's active

and married to a korean guy but the good thing is they're both members

and they're 2 sons too. The ward here is bigger than my last area.

They have 150 members here that comes to church so it's....fun!



The apartment is so small but it's sweet coz we dont get sunlight so

it's not getting hot:D My companion is Elder Duke from Eagle Mt., Utah

and we know alot so we were both excited serving together. I met one

of our investigator last wednesday and she's so golden and so close to

baptism but the problem is she's living with her fiancee so she can't

be baptize. They said they will wait up to November. She comes to

church every Sunday and the members are really fellowshipping her.



Our area is between Seoul and Incheon so it's awesome. We got Taco

Bell here, Krispy Kreme and Outback!!! I miss those and McDonalds!!!

I'm really excited to serve in this area. Sad though coz probably it's

my last area in my mission. Man, I can't believe that I'm going home

soon but it helps me alot to work harder. I love my mission and I'm

really really excited here in Bucheon!



Thanks for calling me yesterday and that will be my last call to you

guys as a missionary...Next time, we will talk face to face!!! I LOVE

YOU ALL AND So rainy today here in Seoul! Monsoon season is coming

here and hot and humid summer too!!!



ELDER BACARRO



Peace!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

FILIPINO WEEK! Cinco De Mayo!

FILIPINO WEEK!!!




Last week was kegit! I saw a lot of iflipinos in our district finding activity. First, some of our missionaries talk to them and they will call me coz I'm a Filipino. Then last wednesday, I was on a splits with my district leader, one of the missionaries in our mission called me and he met a filipino guy, so I talked to the guy and I was surprise because he's from St. Monica, Pampanga. My pampango SUCKS! Even my tagalog. He told me that my pampango or tagalog has an accent. He thought that I'm a foreigner. Shoot!



We got our transfer calls from our mission President yesterday. Early huh? My companion needs to go back to Busan because of military so we will go to Seoul Station today and I'll get my new companion and go to my next area. I'll go to Bucheon ward Seoul Kangseo stake. It's an area between SEOUL AND INCHEON and south of Gimpo airport? I'll serve with ELDER DUKE!!!! Yes!!! I'll serve with him!!!



Yesterday in our testimony meeting. I shared my testimony and I was really sad because I felt that I'm leaving. I will miss this area especially the members. They're so humble and love us so much!



Mother's day in coming!!! I sent my stuffs last friday so you'll maybe get it in one month. It's a big box so you need someone with you to get that. You maybe need Dad to drive. It's a big box. I sent my winter stuffs, ties, my picture in Han River with picture frame so you can put in our house.



I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU ALL!!! 2 TRANSFERS LEFT!!!



ELDER BACARRO

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Q&A

Q: How are you so far son?
Elder Bacarro: Doing great here. Summer is coming soon adn I'm excited. It's my last time here in Korea.
Q: How many areas do you have so far and what is your favorite?
Elder: I have four areas so far, Seocho, Dongdaemun-wards inside of Seoul area. Uijeongbu and Geumchon- Northern Gyeonggido area. I like all of my areas but of course there are some differences. In my first area, everything ther is rich. It's the richest area in Seoul and the members are dang loaded. Our ward mission leader sometimes takes us to costco and spend 1000 dollars for us. Dongdaemun is the opposite of Seocho. Members are so humble though and it's really a small ward. Uijeongbu is in the North east part of Gyeonggi Province. It's really nice especially during autumn. The ward is big, more than 120 members and they're freaking cool. The area is big though, we have 6 cities, Uijeongbu, Yangjy, Pocheon, Namyangju and Yeoncheon. 3x bigger of Seoul!!! Geumchon really reminds me of our ward. I felt welcme here because of the youth and the SAs. It's in the west side of Uijeongbu.

Q: What is your favorite season in Korea?
Elder: Maybe autumn!!!

Q: How's the food? Whta's the difference in Filipino food?
Elder: Honestly, korean food is so healthy. Koreans eat a lot of vegetables, I never seen some of em' before. Unlike in us, Koreans eat more raw vegies which make them REALLY HEALTHY. They have some meat. I like Kimchi, dak kalbi, bulgogi, daenjang chigae and Pokeumbap.!!! They also have rice cakes here but I like more our rice cakes. They eat raw fish sometimes, not a lot. In short, it's more asian!

Q: Had you been to the border? DMZ?
Elder: It's in my area now but I never went there before. I want too but I need my passport. It's 20 minutes by train from our area. I saw the North Korean mountains though.

Q: How big is Seoul?
Elder: I think it's 1 AND A HALF size of Metro Manila area. I'm not sure though. I feel like it's the same but Seoul is pack of people than Manila.

Q: How about the subways? Incheon airport?
Elder: I love the subway system here! It's so easy and it's the best. It's fast too. Incheon airport is legit and pretty big. When you landed, you need to take a train to go to the immigration office and to the other terminals. It's super new and so clean. I remember Tokyo Narita but Incheon is better.

WE LOVE YOU ELDER BACARRO!

Nothing special...I LOVE KOREA!!!

Warm Spring 2012!!!




Howdy??? I think there's another one, its the Thames Bridge in London

known as London bridge.



Last week was pretty crazy. Spring this year is so weird. Last time it

was so hot like summer. We got almost 26 degrees here!!! Weekends was

rainy and chilly and today is so hot. I'm starting wearing short

sleeve shirts now. It's so pretty now here, trees are turning to green

and my favorite, cherry blossoms and tulips! Last friday, we went to

our office because of my greenie's passoff and he's done! He will be

senior next transfer here maybe and I'll leave. It will be my last

area.



Last week was pretty hard in terms of missionary work. All of our

investigators didn't meet with us and no one came to church but it's

okay coz it really happens.



Thats all so far...



I LOVE YOU ALL!!!



ELDER BACARRO

Not spring, it's summer!!!

Summer!!!




I said summer because it's not spring anymore...Koreans always tells us, Oh it's not spring, it's summer. Right now we have 28C here then the coming days, we will get 30C.!



Last week was great and tough at the same time. Still we didn't find any new investigators. Our new investigator stop meetnig with us so we only have 1 investigator, the 13 year old kid Kim Ji Hun. We started to teach him about the Book of Mormon but we used the Book of MOrmon stories. We played Rummikkub. Last wednesday, we had a samgyeopsal(삼겹살) dinner to our rich member with the sisters, as yuou know were four missionaries in our area. His name is Kim Jo SU. Nice and funny man in our ward. The place where he lives reminds me of Sta. Lucia, It's opn the hills and his house is absolutely legit! It was so rainy at the same time. We got 3 days rain here but this week will be sunny and hot. Thursday was our district blitz(finding activity) in our area with our zone leaders. I had a chance to serve with one of my favorite missionaries here. He's name is Elder Dorrough and I was inspire in his faith to find people to teach. We had fun together for 5 mins. splits, hehehehe...



Friday was my favorite. We had our interviews to our mission President and the first time I entered the room, he said " Oh Elder Bacarro, your going home in 3 transfers! How are you?" That was weird so it makes me a lil bit of trunky hehehe. We had a fun conversation and I told him about BYU Hawaii, if I can take exam here, he told me that the institute of religion in my 2nd area will have michigan test this coming May 26 so he will ask about that. So maybe I'll take exam here but I'm not sure though. I LOVE PRESIDENT 이용환!!!



Saturday, our ward Priesthood holders had a Brithers meeting in a member's house and it was fun. I actually didn't know what was going on because they talked so fast and they used hard vocabs.



Yesterday, I saw a Korean festival in our district leader's area. It was fun and I almost died..hehehe...It was fun....



STILL good here and May is coming. Transfers on May 9 and I'll probably go to my last area. I just want to go back to Seoul so much.



I LOVE YOU ALL



PEACE OUT!



ELDER BACARRO

Sunday, April 15, 2012

SPRING FEVER!!!

WELCOME SPRING 2012!!!!




It's my last spring here! Elder Arellano is doing great. He's serving

now in a filipino ward in San Marcos, Cali with American companion who

learned tagalog at the MTC. He's planning also to go to BYUH.



Last week was really warm. It's starting warmer and warmer here and

I'm excited. I just can't wait to run outside and the summer here. I

need to lose more weight even I loss a lot of weight here. Thanks to

the Korean food! It's really healthy... Flowers and trees are starting

to bloom now.



My recent convert got his priesthood yesterday and I was so happy fo

him. He's still active and really progressing. I just can't wait for

to go to the temple with his family in Mongolia. That's a really big

blessing!



Oh tomorrow, were planning to go to DORASAN, It's the last train

station of the line in our area to North Korea. I will have a chance

to see North Korea!!! Crazy huh???



When is he going home? All of my friends here are dying but don't

worry to me. I'm not yet trunky!!! Hopefully I will not until my last

transfer. It's hard here now but things are all doing great. Members

helped us a lot and they feed us a lot.



Well, if they want to go to swimming, I'm in but if we will go to the

beach!!! I miss ocean. Of course I'm proud of the beaches in PH!!!



Talk to you later. Mother's day is coming! I will call you guys soon!



ELDER BACARRO

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

MY LAST GENERAL CONFERENCE!!! In the mission

What a great conference!!!




Talked a lot about raising kids...mmmm...sounds great!!! Coz I need

that! We had temple day last tuesday and I got a mail from Inang. I

was curious why their mail is opened and they put a masking tape on

it...Ask them if they sent something there...



Honestly I just cant wait to go home to hang out with you guys. Haha,

I think he'll really visit me, I told him that our house is not that

pretty but he said its ok. He's not sure though coz he need to go back

to school. Probably not BYU coz he hates the rules...hehehe.... I

emailed Elder Arellano if you remeber him, the elder that I went

together in the MTC, he will go home on August 28...early huh???its

okay....



Now its warming now here coz of spring, I just cant wait the cherry blossoms!!!!



I LOVE YOU AND WE HAVE TO HANG OUT TOGETHER WHEN I GO HOME!!! TELL DADDY



ELDER BACARRO

Sunday, April 1, 2012

4 months left!!!!

안녕하세요!!! (annyeong haseyo)




Last week was a blast! We had snowfall here but it melted at the afternoon. It's getting colder here again but still spring is starting now. Last monday night, we got our transfer calls and I'm still staying here in 금촌 GEUMCHON with my greenie. One of the areas in our zone is now in our district again. I had also splits with our district leader, Elder Dorius from St. George. We had so much fun and I don't know, jsut so fun in doing missionary work. At thursday, we had a district finding activity in ILSAN(일산). While doing contacting some people, I met this guy and started talking to me in english and he's really good at it. He thought I', from Brazil which Koreans sometimes think or Mexico. He was surprise whe I told him I'm from PH and he was surprise too in my english because it sounded like american. I just laughed.



At Friday we went to a place in our area called MUNSAN 문산. It's in the northern part of our area and it's really close to North Korea. We had a diiner and it was so good. I love korean food especially their kimchi. Saturday we met this kid in the name of 김지훈 Kim Ji Hun and he brought his friend. Sweet!!! So we have 2 investigators. At night we had Priesthood meeting where evryone in the priesthood in our ward have fun and eating together. They doing that once every month during saturdays.



Yestreday was exciting, me and my companion during our sunday school called this less active member so we went outside and suddenly this family showed up and talked to our bishop and to the sister missionaries. We went back to the class and our Bishop called me and told that that family are from Philippines but they are Koreans. So we talked at our bishop's office and they surprised because they're living now in ANGELES!!! I told them that I'm from that area. The mom is a student of Holy Angel University and their daughter is attending in a foreign school somewhere in Balibago. They will go back in PH this coming friday except the dad so we will still meeting him. They're so kind to me and they speak a lil bit of tagalog. Hopefully I'll meet them when I go home. I miss home now because of tem coz they started talking about SM CLARK, Tarlac....peace!!!!! We had streetboarding activity in our DL's area. It's campaigning period now here in Korea so its pretty noisy like in us.



Well, General conference this coming sunday. After, we can remove now our suits and we can wear our short sleeve shirts!!! Sweet and this is my lat general conference in my mission. I'm excited!!!



Still good here and cold. I LOVE YOU ALL!!!



ELDER BACARRO

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Psssst........

kadagul ng pamagbayung mama... Pakisabi kaya na HAPPY HAPPY
BIRTHDAY!!!! Regalu ku kaya is..............................My
investigator...................Got baptized last march 18, planu ku
sna keng 17 oneng busy ya kasi kaya ayta tska aku ing megbinyag kasi
buri na na aku magbinyag kya....ita ing regalu ku kang mama,
hehehehehehe.............Masya ing baptism service and we had also our
ward conference at the same time....Syempre itatayu ku ing bandila
tamu keno, hehehehehe....maconfirm ya next week... sobrang kasaya ku
tlga!!!!

meju magbayu na ing temperatuara keni, kasi mag spring na oneng ngeni
dirimla na nmn...

haha, ali ku la ngan pengan detang candies na pepadala ng clinton,
mlambat lapa nmn deng expiration da....tapus atin kung peanut butter
keni, iuli kune mu, hehehehe.....binye de kanaku ita detang couple
missionaries kanaku last christmas. Dont worry expiration will be at
December 2013, hehehehe...

Cge mako naku...munta ku seoul ngeni for splits ketang original
companion ku keng mtc. Nirequest na keng mission president mi na we
wrill be companons for 2 days kasi muli ne next week. Nung dintyang
kung april 20 keng mtc, muli nku next week oneng dintang kung august,
hehehehe...Lagyu na Cody Nye...Ikit nla deng pictures ng Kim,....aburi
ne i Kim, hehehehe Buri na kasing mag asawang foreinger, ena buri
americana...tabalu., hehehehehe....kath pekisabi nku nitang elder kaku
na bakit migstop kang migsend emails kaya, hehehehe.....
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SIGE INGATS!!!!

ELDER BACARRO

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Last 6 months!!!

My area now is called Geumchon ward, Seoul Book(North) Stake. It
really reminds me of Bamban. Members here are great and they really
help us in doing missionary work so don't worry about me. Clinton
Christensen sent me a package again!!!! I just got it yesterday in our
mission conference. He sent me lots of candies, long sleeved shirt, 3
ties, stickers, christmas card, CTR RING!!!, and a shocking pen. I
didn't expected that package because I'm not really expecting a
package from him again and for the last christmas. HIs christmas is
great and cool, So please say thank you to him. I'll send him a letter
too. What happened is one of the missionary in our zopne called me and
he told me that I have package, so I wondered who's that from. SO when
I saw it, it was from him...  That's my 2nd package from him so
far....

DMZ is closer that Capas to Tarlac...Maybe from our house up to
Downtown Capas. We can go there because its not really dangerous. Lots
of foreigners there and its pretty quite in my area coz not a lot of
people.

Wapin eh malapit nakung muli. Anam a bulan naku mu keni kaya ayni meju
meging seryosu ku keng work kasi I need to be better. I will not do
this work anymore when I go home.

ELDER BACARRO

Last 6 months!!!

ANNYEONG HASEYO!!! 안녕 하세요!!!

Last week was good. Our mongolian investigator will be baptize soon!!! Sweet!!! We set a baptismal date for him in this coming 18th of March. Ahmm, I just want to share what I learned in my study that makes me more dilligent in the Lord's work. It is a talk from Elder Jeffrey R. HOlland...

The Atonement and the Missionary

Almost everything I have said here has been an aid directed toward the missionary process, ultimately toward the investigator. May I close with an extended testimony about how focusing on the Atonement helps full-time and member missionaries and mission leaders.
Anyone who does any kind of missionary work will have occasion to ask, Why is this so hard? Why doesn’t it go better? Why can’t our success be more rapid? Why aren’t there more people joining the Church? It is the truth. We believe in angels. We trust in miracles. Why don’t people just flock to the font? Why isn’t the only risk in missionary work that of pneumonia from being soaking wet all day and all night in the baptismal font?
You will have occasion to ask those questions. I have thought about this a great deal. I offer this as my personal feeling. I am convinced that missionary work is not easy because salvation is not a cheap experience. Salvation never was easy. We are The Church of Jesus Christ, this is the truth, and He is our Great Eternal Head. How could we believe it would be easy for us when it was never, ever easy for Him? It seems to me that missionaries and mission leaders have to spend at least a few moments in Gethsemane. Missionaries and mission leaders have to take at least a step or two toward the summit of Calvary.
Now, please don’t misunderstand. I’m not talking about anything anywhere near what Christ experienced. That would be presumptuous and sacrilegious. But I believe that missionaries and investigators, to come to the truth, to come to salvation, to know something of this price that has been paid, will have to pay a token of that same price.
For that reason I don’t believe missionary work has ever been easy, nor that conversion is, nor that retention is, nor that continued faithfulness is. I believe it is supposed to require some effort, something from the depths of our soul.
If He could come forward in the night, kneel down, fall on His face, bleed from every pore, and cry, “Abba, Father (Papa), if this cup can pass, let it pass,” 16 then little wonder that salvation is not a whimsical or easy thing for us. If you wonder if there isn’t an easier way, you should remember you are not the first one to ask that. Someone a lot greater and a lot grander asked a long time ago if there wasn’t an easier way.
The Atonement will carry the missionaries perhaps even more importantly than it will carry the investigators. When you struggle, when you are rejected, when you are spit upon and cast out and made a hiss and a byword, you are standing with the best life this world has ever known, the only pure and perfect life ever lived. You have reason to stand tall and be grateful that the Living Son of the Living God knows all about your sorrows and afflictions. The only way to salvation is through Gethsemane and on to Calvary. The only way to eternity is through Him—the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
I testify that the living God is our Eternal Father and that Jesus Christ is His living and Only Begotten Son in the flesh. I testify that this Jesus, who was slain and hanged on a tree, 17 was the chief Apostle then and is the chief Apostle now, the Great High Priest, the chief cornerstone of His Church in this last and greatest of all dispensations. I testify that He lives, that the whole triumph of the gospel is that He lives, and because He does, so will we.
On that first Resurrection Sunday, Mary Magdalene first thought she saw a gardener. Well, she did—the Gardener who cultivated Eden and who endured Gethsemane. The Gardener who gave us the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valley, the cedars of Lebanon, the tree of life.
I declare Him to be the Savior of the world, the Bishop and Shepherd of our souls, the Bright and Morning Star. I know that our garments can be washed white only in the blood of that Lamb, slain from the foundation of the world. I know that we are lifted up unto life because He was lifted up unto death, that He bore our griefs and carried our sorrows, and with His stripes we are healed. I bear witness that He was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities, that He was a man of sorrows acquainted with grief because upon Him were laid the transgressions of us all. 18
I bear witness that He came from God as a God to bind up the brokenhearted, to dry the tears from every eye, to proclaim liberty to the captive and open the prison doors to them that are bound. 19 I promise that because of your faithful response to the call to spread the gospel, He will bind up your broken hearts, dry your tears, and set you and your families free. That is my missionary promise to you and your missionary message to the world.

I love my mission. I can't imagine how time flies so fast. This is the time to shine. I LOVE YOU ALL!!! SARANGHAEYO 사랑해요

바카로 長老
ELDER BACARRO

Sunday, March 4, 2012

NEXT AREA!!! Prior to coming home!

My area now is called Geumchon ward, Seoul Book(North) Stake. It
really reminds me of Bamban. Members here are great and they really
help us in doing missionary work so don't worry about me. Clinton
Christensen sent me a package again!!!! I just got it yesterday in our
mission conference. He sent me lots of candies, long sleeved shirt, 3
ties, stickers, christmas card, CTR RING!!!, and a shocking pen. I
didn't expected that package because I'm not really expecting a
package from him again and for the last christmas. HIs christmas is
great and cool, So please say thank you to him. I'll send him a letter
too. What happened is one of the missionary in our zopne called me and
he told me that I have package, so I wondered who's that from. SO when
I saw it, it was from him...  That's my 2nd package from him so
far....

DMZ is closer that Capas to Tarlac...Maybe from our house up to
Downtown Capas. We can go there because its not really dangerous. Lots
of foreigners there and its pretty quite in my area coz not a lot of
people.

Wapin eh malapit nakung muli. Anam a bulan naku mu keni kaya ayni meju
meging seryosu ku keng work kasi I need to be better. I will not do
this work anymore when I go home. I just want to share a talk from
ELDER Holland. I read it this morning in my study:

THE ATONEMENT AND THE MISSIONARY
Anyone who does any kind of missionary work will have occasion to ask,
Why is this so hard? Why can't our success be more rapid? Why aren't
there more people joining the Church? Why isn't the only risk in
missionary work that of pneumonia from being soaking wet all day and
all night in the baptismal font?

I have thought about this a great deal. I offer this as my personal
feeling. I am convinced that missionary work is not easy because
salvation is not a cheap experience. Salvation never was easy. We are
The Church of Jesus Christ, this is the truth, and He is our Great
Eternal Head. How could we believe it would be easy for us when it was
never, ever easy for Him? It seems to me that missionaries and mission
leaders have to spend at least a few moments in Gethsemane.
Missionaries and mission leaders have to take at least a step or two
toward the summit of Calvary.

Now, please don't misunderstand. I'm not talking about anything
anywhere near what Christ experienced. That would be presumptuous and
sacrilegious. But I believe that missionaries and investigators, to
come to the truth, to come to salvation, to know something of this
price that has been paid, will have to pay a token of that same price.

For that reason I don't believe missionary work has ever been easy,
nor that conversion is, nor that retention is, nor that continued
faithfulness is. I believe it is supposed to require some effort,
something from the depths of our soul.

If He could come forward in the night, kneel down, fall on His face,
bleed from every pore, and cry, "Abba, Father (Papa), if this cup can
pass, let it pass," 11 then little wonder that salvation is not an
easy thing for us. If you wonder if there isn't an easier way, you
should remember you are not the first one to ask that. Someone a lot
greater and a lot grander asked a long time ago if there wasn't an
easier way.

When you struggle, when you are rejected, when you are spit upon and
cast out, you are standing with the best life this world has ever
known, the only pure and perfect life ever lived. You have reason to
stand tall and be grateful that the Living Son of the Living God knows
all about your sorrows and afflictions. The only way to salvation is
through Gethsemane and on to Calvary. The only way to eternity is
through Him--the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

I testify that the living God is our Eternal Father and that Jesus
Christ is His living and Only Begotten Son in the flesh. I testify
that this Jesus, who was slain and hanged on a tree, 12 lives. The
whole triumph of the gospel is that He lives, and because He does, so
will we.

On that first Resurrection Sunday, Mary Magdalene first thought she
saw a gardener. Well, she did--the Gardener who cultivated Eden and who
endured Gethsemane. The Gardener who gave us the tree of life.

I declare Him to be the Savior of the world. I know that we are lifted
up unto life because He was lifted up unto death. I bear witness that
He was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities,
that He was a man of sorrows acquainted with grief because upon Him
were laid the transgressions of us all. 13

I bear witness that He came from God as a God to bind up the
brokenhearted, to dry the tears from every eye, to proclaim liberty to
the captive and open the prison doors to them that are bound. 14 I
promise that because of your faithful response to the call to spread
the gospel, He will bind up your broken hearts, dry your tears, and
set you and your families free. That is my missionary promise to you
and your missionary message to the world.






I know this work is true and I'm really grateful to be a
representative of Jesus Christ, to share this gospel to the Korean
people. I love this work. This work has changed my life. I can't
believe who am I now. I don't know...I don't know... I know this
gospel is true, it is true. Joseph Smith said to his wife Emma :

" Emma, if you are faithful, all of your losses will be made out again."

If we are faithful in keeping the commandments, OUR FAMILY CAN BE
TOGETHER FOREVER...Again I know this gospel is true. I know it and God
know what do I feel. He knows what did I feel when I read the Book of
Mormon. I know he Lives!

ELDER KENNETH EDWARD BACARRO

NEXT AREA!!! Prior to coming home!

PASTILAN!!! I cant wait to go home but its really true when the time
comes that your getting close to go home is sad. Last week, I'm
thinking about my mission so far. Honestly babe, I LOVE MY MISSION,
It's a priceless thing. I can't imagine now how did I change more and
progress in this gospel. BABE, I miss u all there. Im really excited
to go home but at the same time I'm sad because I love being a
missionary, wearing this black nametag and shout to the korean people
about our gospel. I had a dream one time that I'm giving my talk in
our sacrament and I cried, cried, and cried. I can imagine now whats
the feeling of a person removing his badge in his pocket. I'm
scared!!! Chinca(really!!!)

Well, stop the drama, I'm now in my 4th area, 금촌(Geumchon ward, Seoul
North Stake). oUR ARE is so close to NORTH KOREA, 30mins by bus!!!!
crazy huh??? Our area reminds me of dapdap, Its really poor area but
the members are so humble. Members in my area really reminds me of
Capas ward. Members are so close to missionaries and even the youth!!!
I was surprised when Icame here coz our house is on the 14th floor and
freaking hightech and new....!!! Its like a condominium... The ward
has a lots of sisters so we have sister missionraies here, sisters
manley and Lee. Hahaha, its weird because were four here and our area
is so small(proselyting)....Bishop here is really cool too. My kid is
korean, Shin Jin Ho from Busan area.
ELDER BACARRO