Philippines Angeles Mission
November 2012 - May 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wedding and Transfers

Last week we rode with President and Sister Martino to Manila to attend the temple wedding of these two former missionaries from our mission. Sister Gala lived next door to us the last  three or four months of her mission

This week was transfer week. Our zone before transfers

These four sisters have been livmg next door for quite a while. Sister Fabros was taken to be a Sister Trainer Leader. She will do great but she was sad to leave.. Her companion Sister James is from Pakistan but came to us from Tacloban after the terrible typhoon there. She was one of those girls in the second story apartment with the flood waters rising and they had to break a hole through the wall to get out.

Sister Connell from Magna Utah has been with us for 4 1/2 months

Elder Fatani from New Zealand has been our zone leader, he is a great man.

Sister Nielsen from Hurricane Ut just finished her training.

Sister Cayman was trained here and then was Sister Nielsens trainer

Elder Hubbard has been called to be a zone leader 

We stopped along the road to watch them harvest sugar cane. The fields are burned before the canes are cut. Then they are cut and tied in bundles and loaded on the trucks by hand, There is a ladder dragging along at the side of the truck that the workers climb.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Baler Weekend

Since there has not been a missionary couple in Baler since November President Martino offered us a chance to go there for a weekend and stay in the house there. We were looking forward to going but then we both got bad colds. We decided to go anyway but we didn't do much while we were there except sleep.  We did do apartment checks and installed fire alarms in the missionaries apartments. These zone leaders took us around to all the apartments so as we passed the turnoff to this giant Bannion tree we stopped to show them.

We spent alot of our time just watching the ocean, It was quite rough while we were there

There were surfing classes going on and we enjoyed watching them

Elder Moser is content for hours and hours just watching the waves

Shortly after we took this picture we went for a walk along the beach. All of a sudden a wave came right up over the top of us, it knocked me down and I had our camera in my hand so this is the last picture that camera will ever take!  Sad day.