Philippines Angeles Mission
November 2012 - May 2014

Monday, June 24, 2013

Things that keep us busy

When ever we get together they always play games and one of the punishments for being the loser is a face full of baby powder. Elder Clark got it this time but by the end everyone looked the same.

This get together was at our house, it was a farewell party

These two, Elder Servantia and Sister Gala have finished their mission and are going home.

I usually can't take pictures of baptisms because they are indoors but these were at the river in Cabaluyan
Elder Heinrich from St George did the baptisms.

Elder Heinrich and Elder Zaballero have done amazing work in that small branch that was almost ready to fold a few months ago.

Elder Salvana and Elder Garcia in San Clemente baptized the sister of one of the members in that branch. Elder Garcia is a temporary missionary filling in for one who is sick. He has a call to New Zealand but is waiting for his visa. It is here now and he leaves July 2nd. He has been great, New Zealand will be blessed to have him

We drove the home bound missionaries to the mission home while their companions headed off for an activity

We picked up and delivered new beds to these two missionaries because theirs had been destroyed by termites. I had no idea how much damage termites could do! These two serve in Victoria near Tarlac.

Another transfer day and we said goodby to these six excellent missionaries. We will miss them.
Elders Johnson, Keene, Palmer,  Zaballero, Malalay, and Garcia. We also sent Elder Cooper back to his mission in India, he was another great missionary.

Elder Frearson was also released after a job well done. He was our zone leader from the time we got here until last transfer. His brother also served in this same mission 11 years ago so he came to pick his brother up and they toured the mission and saw old friends before they flew home to New Zealand. They spent a couple of nights with us while they visited this area.

This is the main room of the house we just got ready for new sister missionaries. It was a good house but in bad repair. The zone missionaries spent two of their service days helping to paint it throughout and Elder Moser did a lot of repair work. We had our doubts it could be fixed up good enough but it ended up pretty nice. We were feeling our age by the time that was completed.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

week in review

As we were doing house checks in Angeles we met this new missionary, Elder Weitzeil from Utah. He was excited to find out we knew his aunt and uncle, Lisa and Randy Wakely. If anyone sees this that knows Lisa and Randy tell them to check in and see their nephew. He seems like a super good guy. He is serving with one of our favorites, Elder Gayrama.

This is their house

Family Home Evening at the Gambaoas. Elder Moser is trying to find out who has the peso.

Elder Clark at the FHE

The cooks in the kitchen. They never serve a refreshment like we do, it is always a light meal. These served a soup that tasted a lot like ham and beans but made with macaroni instead of beans.

The evening skies are so beautiful here and we are always trying to get some good pictures but either houses, tree, or rain always seem to spoil them. Here are a few attempts from the other day
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A branch young womens group ask me to teach them how to bake cookies.

I decided on snickerdoodles so they could all participate

They don't have ovens so we did no bake cookies too so that they could make them at home

They were enjoying the fruits of their labors

All at once here came all the young men from their activities. They said they smelled cookies and followed their noses.