Monday, October 20, 2014


We have had a good week.  We spent three days in Cebu to a Senior Couples Seminar.  We took this tricycle to get to the ferry.  Took about 25 minutes and the guy charged us double what he should have we found out later.  But, it was fun.
.,  It takes about an hour on the ferry.

The ferry.

The mission office with Sister Tanner.

The mission home with President and Sister Tanner.

This is the other side.  It truly is a mansion.  There is a swimming pool behind the trees.  Norm enjoyed it a couple times.  Sister Tanner is so amazing.  She has everything in place.  She works so hard keeping everyone in food and clean sheets and clean everything.  She is the nurse for the mission which is close to 200 missionaries and they are ALWAYS calling her.  President Tanner is just as amazing.  Sometimes they leave at 5 in the morning and go all day without food.  They have way too much to take care of.  They physically take care of everyone but more importantly they are so spiritually in tune.  He truly taught us while we were there and I know that is the reason I am on this mission.  It is such a privilege to serve with them.

Their home looks so big but it is always full of people.  This week they will have 16 missionaries arriving and they will be staying there.  She will cook several meals for them as they are being trained and then sent on their way.  I don't know how she keeps coming up with recipes to cook for so many people and she does it all herself.

There will also be missionaries leaving and they put them up for the night and they take them to the temple etc.  Then there are zone meetings and district leader meetings every month.  She puts them all up and feeds them all.  They are totally amazing.

This is the view out their kitchen window.  It is so absolutely gorgeous.  

This is the church in Inabunga. Jake went to church here a lot.  This was his first area and I think he spent about 5 months here.

Inside the chapel.  I am sitting behind these chairs on a piano bench.  Thy didn't have anyone to play so I got to do that and loved every minute.  It was like "you can play the piano."  About half way through the meeting the Branch President said something about Sister Halladay and I thought he was announcing the intermediate hymn but he was asking me to speak.  Well, that was interesting.  I did bear my testimony and then Elder Halladay bore his testimony.

More inside.  A couple classroom upstairs and a couple on the side.  So small.  They have fans going to cool them off.  They absolutely packed the place.  
This is a precious family that Jake baptized.  The father passed away after Jake was transferred.  They are hoping to go to the temple in March and we are hoping to go with them.
Today, is Monday, October 20th.  We went to Tagbilaran to get groceries.  It is about an hour away.  Our closest groceries and they have a McDonalds.  I don't like McDonalds but it surely looked good today.  Our first time to go there.

We even treated ourselves to a Mcflurry.

Street outside McDonalds. Love the tricycles.   It is usually more crowded.

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