Unannounced Typhoon - December 28th, 2014
By morning it was calm but we got a text from President Tanner saying that a large Mango tree had come down on President Saballa's home and tricycle and he suggested we check on it. Couldn't believe that disaster could strike him twice. That is the home that we just did the cement floor.
The miracle of the whole thing was when they got the tree off the tricycle it was unscathed. Absolutely not damaged in any way. It truly was a miracle and he was so grateful. It could have been flattened.
President Syballa knew someone that had a chainsaw and he saved us a lot of work. He did the big stuff. We helped out with a few more Christmas pesos and were grateful for the help.
When we got home Norm went to bed forgetting it was New Year's Eve. So I found me a cadbury bar and a mango and munched and entertained myself. But my funnest memory is at midnight there was all this commotion outside. Fireworks, motorbikes etc. I opened the door and standing on top of the table outside was Sister Mangompit blowing her horn and screaming and yelling and Sister Deliarte was with her doing the same only she wasn't on the table. I love those sisters. They are so fun!
Today, Sunday, January 4th was interesting. So happy our appointments came to church. The Sister who usually plays the piano didn't show up so I got to play. Quite enjoyed that. Didn't understand anything of Sunday School. Understood a little in Relief Society.
Right after church we went to Loon for 5 piano lessons. The first girl is so darling - very talented but she didn't have a place to practice so not much progress there. She said this week she is going to school in Tagbilaran and she thinks she can find a piano so she can practice.
The 2nd student is a young man, he couldn't make it so his friend came and said he wants to take. I have to copy all the music off - and was very thankful I had something with me that I could give to him. I think he will be good.
The next two sisters who are both returned missionaries didn't show up and the last little girl had lost her music and there was nothing done there. I am not sure how successful that venture is going to be.