Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tacloban Missionaries/New Missionary Couple

I have run out of photos so this is what's going on.
Five of the thirteen Tacloban Missioaries are going back to the Tacloban Mission tomorrow. Most of them are anxious to get back, however Siter Monilar was saying this is where she had a lot of firsts like first baptism, first time to be a trainer, and she listed a few other things. She's a great missionary. She was our next door neighbor for a couple of months. I wish her the best.
The new Missionary Couple is Elder and Sister White from Springville, Utah. They are coming February 2. We're excited to have a new missionary couple here. Two missionary couples leave March 21st and April 28.
Leadership Training was this week. It was divded up so that the north area's training was Wednesday; our zones, the central zones, was Thursday; and the south zones meeting was Friday. Zone Leaders, District Leaders, Sister Training Leaders, and Trainers were invited. The APs and President and Sister Querido presented at the meeting. These are Great Missionaries. We watched some of these missionaris come in as new missionaries, and now the're Leaders!
We LOVE our mission!
We LOVE our family.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

North Zones Christmas Activity

Philippine Olongapo Mission Christmas Activity (North Zones)
Pres. Querido giving Elder Thorpe a certificate of appreciation. Elder Thorpe was an AP. He went home Jan. 2, 2014.
Sister Querido (Mission President Wife) Elder Matapule, Elder Thorpe, Elder Chan, Elder Laquinta
The Missionaries are trying to get Sister Querido (the Mission President) out to do a skit. It ended up they got her, Pres. Querido (in the white shirt and tie), The Doyles (a missionary couple) and the GORRINGES to do a skit. We sang "All I want for Christmas Is a Hula Hoop". We added some hip action. Sister Doyle and I started doing the "Hukilau".
APs (Assistants to the President) Skit
Elder Cosman from Canada, Elder Thorpe from Logan, Elder Laquinta from the Philippines
San Narciso Zone acting out "Once There Was a Snowman". This is one of our Zones.
Iba Zone - Get a look at Santa Clause.
Candelaria Skit
Santa Cruz Skit - Elder  Longson on the far left is from South Jordan. He knows Blake.
Preparing for a tug-o-war

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Manila sky line.
Manila sky line.
This was the day after Thanksgiving. The temple had a nativity set up. A bride and groom are in the picture.
Our first trip to the Manila Temple. The tall red headed missionary converted this Filipino family. Pres. Ardern of the Area Presidency said that if a missionary baptizes a couple, he could go to the sealing in a year. This is the first time this happened. Elder Doyle and his wife are couple missionaies in the north area of the Olongapo Mission, friend of the family, Sister Doyle, friend of the family, the wife who was sealed, their 18 year old daughter who was sealed to them, the father, Elder Cobb, and me.
It was a tearful, wonderful experience.
Assistants to the President at Thanksgiving at the Wrights home. Elder Howes (he's now home), Elder Laquinta, Elder Cosman, Elder Tuttle (he was acting as AP because his exit visa held him up from going home), he finally made it home too. OK, me
Missionaries in San Marcelino Branch; Sister Rowley, Sister Pilkington, Elder Mata  (one of the missionaries from Tocloban, the disaster area) Elder Endencio, Sister Wagner, Sister Lim, Elder Fepaluli.