Sunday, June 1, 2014

Corregidor, Elder and siter White, baptisms

The Cornel family just before their baptism. They can hardly wait to be sealed in the temple and to do the temple work for his brother who just died. We are hoping to go with them to the temple.
Baptism in the ocean in Mabayo.
Elder and Sister White, a new  couple missionary we picked up at the Manila Temple. They are most recently from Springville, but raised their family in Bend, Oregon. We need more couple missionaries. Come join us!
We took an over night trip to this tadpole shaped Corregidor Island. The U.S. used the island to protect Manila after WW1. There were many guns, batteries with ammuniton, a 100 bed hospital, and a huge bomb shelter. Most of the guns were never used. The Japanese took over the island. The U.S. and Filipinos hid in the bomb shelter many days until the Japanese found them. The U. S. and Filipinos were boated to Mariveles where the Bataan Death March started.
The six of us at Corregidor by one of the big guns.
Elder and Sister Doyle, a couple missionary; Brother and Sister Wright, now Elder and Sister Wright. They just became Church Service Missionaries here. They live in San Marcelino; That's us:)
When the Japanese discovered the U.S. and Filipinos in the tunnel, they boated them to Mariveles where the "Bataan Death March" started. They went back in the tunnel and suicide bombed it so the U.S. could never use it again.
An office similar to tone used in the Corregidor tunnel.
A huge tunnel the U.S. built on Corregidor. It's a bomb shelter. The U.S. lived in this tunnel when the Island was taken over by the Japanese. There was a hospital, kitchen, offices, dorms, recreational areas, etc.
The couple to the right are Elder and Sister Doyle, senior missionaries.
Ruins of the hospital the U.S. built after WW1. We walked on these ruins. Only in the Philippines.
Large gun on Corregidor Island. It was fired once and accidently hit the town of Mariveles.

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