Sunday, December 8, 2013

Refuge Camp

We went to the former refuge camp near Morong in our area. It was closed in 1995. The refuges were from Cambodia, Viet Nam, and Laos.
They didn't feel safe in their own country so the U.N. set up this refuge camp where the people stayed for up to 6 months. During that time, they were taught English and a skill.They received decent food every day and a small place to stay. The refuges liked staying here because they were safe, provided with shelter, and food.
They were shipped to different countries to start a new life. Many stayed in the Philippines.
The Jail.

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Inside the refuge boat.
This is one of the boats the refuges used to come to the Philippines. It held as many as 65 people but looked big for only15.  I don't know how they did it.

Last Friday we went to Manila so Elder Gorringe could go to a training on on contracts, and we could go to the temple. The Doyles, one of the mission couples and Elder Cobb, a missionary, left the mission home at 4:00 a.m. so they could be to a temple session at 8:00 a.m. I was looking in the distribution center while Elder Gorringe was in his training and their they were. They changed their session to 12:00 so we went with them.
Elder Cobb baptized this couple about a year ago, and Pres. Ardern of the Area Presidency said th

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