Philippines Angeles Mission
November 2012 - May 2014

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Special Events

This is the last time this group will be together. President and Sister Martino held an early Thanksgiving dinner to welcome Elder and Sister Woodruff, (far right) and to say goodby to the Lutz (next to us), the Fortes next to Lutz, and the McCords next to the Martinos. It will only be two more months until the Teischners go home too.

Enjoying good company

Sister Tieschner, so sweet to everyone

Elder Tieschner is carving the turkey but he has a cold so is trying not to spread germs

Lilly Beth, one of our prospective missionaries who painted with us to earn the money, was ask to serve a short term mission while she waits for her call. She was excited as we picked her up but the bags you can see was all she had.

Her mother is not a member and I think she was pretty sad to see her daughter leave. She speaks no English so we were not able to communicate with her.

Wilbur, another of our painters, received his call. He is the first from his family to serve and he was so excited.

The president holds an annual appreciation dinner for all the Stake and District Presidents and their wives. He had a missionary choir come and do a musical Christmas program. It was so pretty and the house was decorated beautifully, sure gave us the Christmas spirit.

Elders choir

All of the choir with Pres and Sister Martino

This was not a special event but these sisters are eating balok, the boiled eggs when the chick is mostly formed. They love it, I can't stand to even look at it!

Sister Merwal getting a kick out of our expression!


  1. I don't blame you. It doesn't look like something I would try. Your pictures are very interesting and it is great to see the Lord's work growing.