Sunday, May 31, 2015

Youth conference with Uzelacs

This was a CSP - Sister Palmieri and Elder Francom and Elder Reymundo - they were hauling these blocks up a hill to build a house.  They were heavy.  Sisters could carry one at a time, Elders two and they were dirty.  Elder Francom is dripping wet.

This is a family home morning instead of evening.  We went at 9:00 to give a lesson and they prepared a lot of food.
The family home morning group - In the middle is Sister Feelie and her husband Booboy.  She is a returned missionary and he is very Catholic.  He is the nicest man - helps her get ready for church and takes her for miles - always has the kids ready- but his family is Catholic and it is hard to change.  We gave a lesson on families and the temple.  He was always up taking care of the littlest one but hopefully he got something out of it.  She told him if he doesn't take her to the temple in 5 years she is packing his bag and he is out and she will find someone who will take her.  I have written her a letter and suggested she love him into the church and be such a good wife that he will want to be with her.
We were out in quite the rainstorm - it just poured and it was much needed.  Norm got very tired of sitting in the truck and went for a drive.  We got stuck in the mud which was a very bad experience.  We were in the middle of nowhere.  I know angels pulls us out!
The rainstorm didn't affect the basketball playing.

WE ARE BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!!!!   Jake was transferred back to Bohol.  He is about an hour away from us but that is better than the ferry ride away.  We had gone to this church to pick up two Elders and take them to the hospital for some tests.  Jake's district was at the same church for p day doing an early morning basketball activity.  I had no clue he was even around and I was visiting with some sister missionaries and the first thing I knew, there was Jake.  What a wonderful surprise.  LOVE THAT BOY!!!!  Jake said this Elder is needing some special help and that is why the President sent him.
Eating with Elder and Sister Uzelac at Shell-Anne's on the ocean.  They are a wonderful couple from Salt Lake working with Self Reliance which is so much needed here.  This is their 4th mission and they are planning on another one after this.  Very successful people.
They have a good time together!  Full of enthusiasm and live a very nice life style.  So willing to do whatever it takes to help these people.
This was at the youth conference.  Even though these people have very little we were amazed at how they decorated.
I think there were about 60 youth.
The Uzelacs had them divided into 3 groups - they taught them for 2 hours.
They had some fun activities for them.
They made it.

The conference was 3 days.  The Uzelacs went home on the 2nd day and on the 3rd day President and Sister Tanner were there and Elder Perez of the Seventy.  Elder Perez spoke for 2 hours.  President Tanner is sitting first, then Elder Perez, President Saballa and then Elder Halladay. This young man taking charge is one of my piano students.  A very sharp young man.  I am so proud of him.  He can play a lot of hymns.  He is 16 and is now going to college in Cebu.  I will teach him Sunday and that will be the last which is ok.  I have 6 more sistesr that want to take lessons in Tubigon which is the other direction.  I think I am going to change my Sunday lessons to Tubigon instead of Loon.  I will have to work something out with the other 3 in Loon.
Just after jumping out of the shower and blowing my hair dry the power went out.  We were told it would be out all day - we were off to youth conference.  What a day that would have been if the hair hadn't been blown dry.  Grateful for many blessings. It wasn't out all day but we left before it came back on.  Makes for a hot day without aircon.
They were trying to load this crane onto a truck and it went over and hit the power line.

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