Friday, December 12, 2014

Great October Pictures

Sister Espanto got her missioncall to Temple Square. Her sister got her call to Hong Kong about to weeks later. Her older Sister went to Temple Square on her misson in 2012-2013. Their older brother also went on a mission. They are a missionary family.
We love taking missionacalls to the prospective missionaries.
A Happy Perspective Missionary
Carrabao (water buffalo)
Inactive Philippines Volcano

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Carrabao Ride

Senior Couples meeting at Elder and Sister Wrights home.
These are all of the Senior Couples in the Olongapo Philippines Mission. We could use 5 more Couples. Come join us.
Elder and Sister White, Sister Gorringe, Sister Winters, Elder Winters, Sister Wright, Elder Wright, Elder Gorringe
A carrabao is a water buffalo. I think there are wild ones and tame ones. In the Philippines, there are only tame ones. They are used to plow the rice fields and carry heavy loads in carts like this one.
We had our meeting before we played. President Dahle had to leave early for an appointment and Sister Dahle didn't come. I think she was with a missionary in the hospital.

Sister Gorringeon the carrabao.
Sister Winters and Sister White in cart.
Elder Wright walking in the back.
Elder Gorringe
Traditional Philippine hat
Sister Winters
Sister Winters on cart. She wants us to get serious about having a meeting.
Sister White, "Not now Sister Winters. I'm having too much fun." 
Sister Gorringe on Carrabao
Sister Wright walking away. It's her home.
Sister Winters and Elder White on cart.
Senior Couples meeting. Meeting? Really?
Elder Wright (This is his home.) Sister Winters, Sister White, Elder White on the cart.
Elder Wrights worker.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Kids at the market.
Choose the fish that's still wiggling!
How about a pigg's foot?

Shrimp and squid
Market- Palengke
The fish just came int the market. 50 is 50 pesos per kilo or just over a dollar for 2.2 pounds.
Construction in the Philippines. The man standing at the bases of the construction is a worker. They wear a shirt over their head, to keep the sun off.
The cement is mixed in a bucket then hoisted up by pulley.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

September Special Events

The September New Missionaries, their trainers and President and Sister Dahle
These are the departing missionaries who just took an English test and passed it.
This certificate will help them get better jobs
These are the September departing missionaries. We love these missionaries.
Sister Fonua, on the left has immigrated to Utah where her family is now.

Baptism at Cabangan Branch. Can youn find the 4 missionaries?
Some of the members of thethe San Antoinio Branch at the temple to support the Davis family. There were about 10 from the branch who rented a van to come to the temple. They left about 4:00 a.m. to get to the temple by 8:00.
Brother and Sister Davis and their daughter who was just sealed to them. (see below)
We had the privilege of witnessing the sealing of Brother and Sister Davis. Brother Davis was baptized a year ago. Sister Davis  was inactive when they met. Brother Davis encouraged her to embrace her religion, and he took lessons from the missionaries. Now here they are. Awesome!!!
We had the priviledge of delivering Crispy's mission call to her. She is going to the Philippines  Loaog Mission. She is way excited.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

September Mt. Summat Sight Seeing Trip and Zone Conference

Spider at Mt. Summat
Butterfly at Mt. Summat
Mt. Summat-Magelan is the one dead on the ground.
The Filipino standing over him is the ancester of one of our Assistants to the President.
Mt. Summat is a war memorial for all the wars fought in the Philippines. In the basement is a museum about WWII.
You can take an elevetor up to the wings of the cross to look from ocean to ocean on a good day.

Elder and Sister Winters are new couple missionaries from Arizona. She is Sister Dahle's (mission president's wife) sister. They went with us on this outing.

The Lising Family was baptized about 2 months before this was taken. Sister Burt was involved in teaching them. She had moved on to another area and didn't know they were all baptized. They came to help with Zone Conference. What a sweet reuion!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

August New Missionaries

August new missionaries arriving in Olongapo by bus.
Sister Lutao (new missionary), Sister Makahele (trainer),
Sister Villiviles (trainer), Sister Dahl (new missionary)
Sister Gorringe getting information from the new missionaries.
New Missionary Trainers on left with their new companions


August Departing Missionaries

Some of the August Deparrting Missioaries with President and Sister Querido
All the departing missionaries have a workshop just before they leave about empolyment skills, and they receive a certificate.
President and Sister Dahle serving some of Sister Gorringe's carrot cake on departing missionary day

August Zone Conference

I just noticed the lastime I entered anything on our Blog was August 3. I don't know how to down load pictures to be used on the Blog.

Zone Conferenece Missionaries
They are the Greatest!!!
Lunch after August Zone Conference
Fun after Zone Conference

Sunday, August 3, 2014

June- Standards of Excellence p.5

All of the Philippines OlongapoMissioaries at the Standard of Excellence Devotional.
187 baptisms were achieved and about 194 less active returned.
The Standard of Excellence is 2 baptisms and 2 less active returned per companionship.
We had 186 missionaries in June. WELL DONE!!!
President and Sister Querido saying good bye to the missionaries at the the Standard of Excellence Devotional
Devotional at Standard of Excellence Activity
Elder Kapiela (slightly right of podium) bore his tesrimony as a departing missionary.
He called up several missionaries to use their talents and come up and sing.
Beautiful Harmonizing
Elder Calda, Zone Leader
His parents died in the Tacloban Disaster
Sister Panal, Sister Gorringe, Sister Wright (couple missionary), Sister White (couple missinary)
Missionaries writing in a Book of Rembrance for President and Sister Querido before they finish their mission.
Missinaries ready for the games
Sister Querido preparing the food for the Standard of Excellence