Wednesday, April 30, 2014

February Iba Activity

Sister Doyle and yours truely
Sister Querido with Elder Bautista and Elder Empase.They are both Zone Leaders. Elder Empase went back to the Tacloban Mission (where the disaster happened) shortly after this activity
This is how lunch was fixed. Rice in the pot,of course, and chicken on the grill. Sister Querido did most of the cooking.
Elder Fonessbeck and Elder Cosman, the Assistants to the President, being goofy with our dinner.
Standard of Excellence Activity in Iba. Standard of Excellence is when the Zone achieves as many baptisms and Less Active Returned as there are missionaries in the Zone or two per companionship in a month.
This is a two Zone activity. Elder and Sister Gorringe front second left. Sister Querido and President next, Elder and Sister Doyle from Enterprise. Awesome missionaries.
The fish we had for lunch. It was cooked on the grill that you see above. Delish!!! The Filippinos cook fish with it's head on. They would probably put the head in soup for flavoring.
The activity was held at a beach resort in Iba. The resort was freebecause it was owned by a member, however I think President gave them some money. It was run down, but the missionaries still had fun playing beach vollyball, fribee and other beach games.
Only in the Philippines!!!
We're taking the missionaries home after the activity. At least their sitting down. Elder Fonnesbeck, right, went home in February. He was engaged the same week he went home.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

San Marcelino Baptism

Sister Querido chose to go to the Camayan for her birthday. It's a resort where
you can snorkel, swim, kayak, eat at a restraurant, and it is a motel.
First couple-Elder and Sister Levin from Meridian, Idaho
Elder and Sister Doyle from Enterprise
Back right couple- Sister and President Querido
Bottom right couple- Elder and Sister Gorringe. That's us!!
The Camayan Beach.
We went snorkeling with Elder and Sister Doyle. We had bread and the fish ate out of our hands.

President and Sister Querido and me
The Tacloban Missionaries with their companions before they went back to the Tacloban Mission. Sister Querido, top left, is the mission president's wife.

5 of the Tacloban Missionaries going back to Tacloban
Sister Delphin is from Guam. She had 11 baptisms from November to January while shwe was in our mission. Sister Monilar is from the Philippines. She was our neighbor for a while. She added a spark to the Calapacuan Branch. Elder Salvador and Elder Mata from the Philippines have interesting stories to tell about the Tacloban disaster, but their life was not in danger. Sister Schaap is from California but her family now lives in Highland, Utah. She's the one who punched a hole near the ceiling of their house so the 10 Sisters could get out before the house was completely filled with water. They sat on top of the roof for a few hours.
San Marcelino Baptism. They have awesome branch support.