Philippines Angeles Mission
November 2012 - May 2014

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Transfers again, more baptisms

Our last zone picture before transfers

These are the ones we have to let go this transfer. We surely will miss them.

Our sister missionaries, Sisters Thomas, Merwal, Naldoza, Ponitini, Tauiliili, and Lalata

Elder Moser is in charge of this meeting each transfer day. These missionaries are all either leaving for new areas or waiting for new companions.

Sister Moser is in charge of feeding these hungry, hungry, guys and gals.
Lunch just consists of bread, tuna, peanut butter, jam, chips, and cookies and then move out of the way and let them at it!

All baptisms are wonderful but this one was extra special. This lady could hardly wait to finish the lessons, she wanted to be baptized weeks before she was able to be. When the day finally arrived she was at the church 3 hours early!

Our missionaries work long hard hours walking many many miles in the heat or rain but days like these are the reward.

Couples P -Day

All of the mission couples took a p-day together and drove down to Bataan where the death march began.
We borrowed the mission van so we were all able to travel together.

President Javier , in the middle, and his wife were our guides.

There is a huge monument with a cross at the top of the mountain where the main encampment was.

There was some memorabilia and a nice museum

Elder and Sister Lutz

Most of our group

Looking down at the terrain from the top

We then drove down the mountain to the bay where there was another camp of men, this is where  the actual march began

That island in the distance is Corregidor where McCarthur and American supplies and re enforcements were, so close and yet so far.

School kids were on field trips and they all wanted a picture with the Americans.

They were especially taken with Elder McCords snow white hair

Of course we ended the day with dinner. On the left side of the table are the Tischners, McCords, and Lutz. On the right side are Fortes, Javiers, and us.
As usual it was too fast and we would like to have spent more time reading and looking at pictures but glad we got to see it.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Floods and Primary Program

We had been warned that during the rainy season we would experience flooding and sure enough that prediction came true. This is the street in front of our house. It was almost knee high at one point.

This was our back yard that same day. Behind the trees and wire fence is a creek which overflowed its banks.

By noon Sister Tauiliili decided she would venture out. She is quite a tall girl and you can see how high it was on her.

There are a couple of pretty large rivers close by us and they have been almost empty. Elder Moser could not see any way they could fill and overflow but it only took a couple of days of steady rain and it happened. There were typhoons near by and obviously that fed our rivers. The most amazing part is a week later they are almost empty again.

The district Primary had a program and each branch did a dance and sang a song, they were sooo cute!

At the end each child was given a balloon which they were all supposed to release at the same time but as you can imagine there was more than one who refused to let go of their balloon.

Goodby balloons. Love the little children here!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sisters Conference, FHE, and Baptisms

Our mission has conferences just for sisters about once a year. These are pictures of some of the sisters on our side of the mission. The three in the center are Sis Thomas, Tauiliili, and Naldoza. They live next door to us.

These are sisters we see as we go about doing house checks.

I purposely took pictures to show the clothes so. Tiana can see what they wear here

Sister Pontini on the left is new to our zone. And of course her companion is the smallest sister in the mission!

We cannot possibly get to all the baptisms but we get to as many as we can.

We had FHE at our house and we made Navajo Tacos. They were a big success.

Elders enjoying their food

Elders and Sisters at FHE

More Baptisms, Sisters Lalata and Pontini, and Elders DesPain and Lozano

Baptism at Birbira with Elders Clark and Verano

These are happy occasions