Sunday, November 23, 2014

November Pics

Some random pics.  You can tell I am not very good at this but better than nothing.

A Catholic church that was destroyed during the earthquake.

Another Baptism in the Ocean.  There were actually 4 baptized this time.  A mother and her daughter and two other boys both from different families.  Missionaries are on each side.  It was a very lovely day.

The man in the blue shirt is our landlord Jon.  He is the nicest man.  He invited all of us for his wife's father's birthday.  They had a humongous spread of food.  I ate my first fish I liked.  These are our sister missionaries who live behind us and the Elders live in the far end of this picture.  All are owned by Jon.

This is an interesting root system.

President and Sister Tanner came to Bohol and we got to spend a couple days with them.  We are having a seminar here - lunch time with a sandwich.

Jake is in the middle singing a special musical number for our Thanksgiving Fireside.  It is so fun to be with him.

Jake and Elder Francom are in the center. The short guy is a full fledged member who does all the technical work for the meetings.  He is a great guy.

Jake and Elder Francom somehow had these weights made for them.  They were pretty happy.

We visited a weaving place.  Amazing!!

 They are coloring the straw or whatever it is they are using.
 President and Sister Tanner on top of one of our apartments.  The Elders dry their clothes up there. This is the Sagbayan apartment that has quite a story.  They are going to use part of it for a church.

These are all Sr. couples.  The couple standing by us work in the office  She is the one that fell and broke her arm a month ago.  She is healing well and has truly been blessed.  The couple standing by President and Sister Tanner are the Caycayans from Hawaii.  They are the other couple on the Bohol Island with us.  We just love them.  They go home the first of March and we are sad about that.  There is another couple that works in the office but they aren't in this picture.
 This is a service project.  We were suppose to put in a bamboo floor for this single sister who is a returned missionary.  We looked for bamboo but she had to get permission from the owner before she could chop it down.  She is thrilled to get this home.  You wouldn't believe her former home.

There is a school close by the house we were building and these children really wanted to get their picture taken.

 This is the Sister they are building the house for.  They are storing extra wood under her home.

Afterwards she treated us to a special drink made out of coconut juice. Then she dug out the coconut and added it to the juice along with sweetened condensed milk.  I have a hard time drinking chewies.  And she had only one glass.  I used a spoon and shared the glass.

While we were waiting for the drink it started to pour.  

On our way to the Branch President's home up this road.

The other Sr. couple from Hawaii, The Caycayons.  We have twin trucks.  They are wonderful people and we are so sad they leave the first of March.

Lots of roosters.  They tie them up.  Raise them to fight

Out for a walk 

Talking at a Young Womens Celebration.  The music stand held the picture of the Savior- I was holding the mike.

The girls that attended got t-shirts

McCoy is washing our truck.  They take very good care of us.

                                         The market - lots of motorcycles and some tricycles.

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