Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mabayo Church House, December Batch, Pigs, Sunset, Dust Storm

Mabayo Church House 
Mabayo Chapel
The chairs are lawn chairs. There are about 50 chairs set up.

Breezeway leading to the Mabayo Chapel. If there are more than 50 people there, they sit in the breeze way. There is no sound.
Walk way to the beach where baptisms are held.
Mabayo beach. This is where baptisms happen.
December New Missionaries and Trainers
Trainers on the left and new missionaries on the right. President
Dahle in the back center.
The trainers have envelopes with pictures of whom they are going to train. When President says go, the trainers find their new compamions.
December Batch
To Market to Market to Buy a Fat Pig
Sunset and Dust Storm
During the rainy season, that sand is a river that flows to the ocean. Right now it is almost dry.
Sunset and Dust Storm

Basket Trikes, Washboard, Kubo, November Batch

You would see this at resorts on the beach or in people's yards.
It's madeof bamboo and nipa leaves on the top, covered with a green net. The kubo on the right is what the nipa leaves look like when it is worn. The roofs last a year or so.
A three wheeled vehicle-motor cycle + side car
This family travels together selling baskets. Do you see the Mom, Dad, baby, and son? There is a bed inside.
The oval thing on top is a chair where you sort of lie down. The stand for it is there somewhere.
Under that is a basket you could use as a hamper.
Can you see the 2 chairs on the left in the middle? One is made from bamboo, the other is made from reeds.
At the bottom are 2 lamps. the tops are somewhere.
Where's Waldo? Just Kidding.

The colored things are hammocks. Do you see a table and several chairs?

Those brooms are great for sweeping up sand or dirt on tile floors.
Another family selling baskets. They convoy. You can see another basket trike in the background.
Those round things in th back are lamp shades.
Our granddaughter asked for a washboard for Christmas. We told her that's how the missionaries wash their clothes here. We were at church and the lady next door was washing a sheet on a board. She spent at least 20 minutes washing that one sheet. 
The same lady is still washing a sheet. They hang their clothes on a line, a lot of times in front of their house for all to see.
This is the November batch coming to our mission and their trainers.
WE love the missionaries!

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Eggs are never refridgerated. Bring your own container.
This is how the Filipinos get to the Palengke.
Fast Food
How many can fit into a trike? How about 10 adults.
Pig Mobile
Market to Market to Buy a Fat Pig
We have a Nativity carving like this. See the carrabao (water buffalo) to the left of the manger.
Dress Maker

Dress Maker and Daughter
The Guys


We buy missionary pillows here.
You can buy all kinds of material at the Palengke.
Siesta Time

We buy plastic containers at places like this.
See those brooms in the upper left? They are great! They are made from grasses and bamboo.
Wood Carver

Have you ever seen so many different kinds of rice?

Leftover Christmas pictures

North Zones Christmas Devotional and Social
Missionaries are the greatest!
Calapacuan Branch Christmas Party
Top Left: President Dahle (Mission President), Bro. Daianan, President Daianan (Branch President), Guitar Member (Counselor in Branch Preidency), 4 members, Left sitting- Brother Hess Sister Hess's Dad.  She was just releaased as a missionary.
Branch Christmas Party held in our parking lot. Sister Hess and Sister Gorringr shaking it.
While we were looking at Christmas trees, this creatively painted jeepney came into the picture.
Inside the same jeepney.