Monday, August 24, 2015


                                                                Week in August 2015

This is the group of missionaries that left with Jake.  We were privileged to go through the temple with them.  Betty, Elder Heimuli is on the back row and Sister Storey has on a green skirt in front. Our precious Jake is between us.  Oh how we miss him!!!!   A wonderful group of missionaries. 
This week the Calape District had a District Temple Excursion.  On the far left is our branch president, President Neuva, a wonderful man.  We truly love him.  Standing next to him is Brother Lanzaderas and his wife is in the blackish dress in front.  The sister in black skirt and red and white top is Sister Segovia and she is the sister they talked about in April 2014 conference.  Brother Tey of the Seventy said in his talk:
  May I conclude with the story of a 73-year-old widow whom we met during our trip to the Philippines:

"When the earthquake struck the island of Bohol the home that she and her late husband had worked so hard to build crumbled to the ground, killing her daughter and grandson.  Now alone, she needs to work to support herself.  She has started taking in laundry (which she does by hand) and has to go up and down a good-sized hill several times a day to fetch water.  When we visited her, she was still living in a tent.

These are her words:  "Elder, I accept everything that the Lord has asked me to pass through.  I have no hard feelings.  I treasure my temple recommend and keep it under my pillow.  Please know that I pay a full tithing on my meager income from doing laundry.  No matter what happens, I will always pay tithing."  She is a marvelous Sister!!!!

The man second from the right is President Dig, President of the Loon Branch and his wife is by him,  The others I don't know so well.

Sister Lanzaderas and Sister Segovia with Margee on their way to the temple.  The building on the left is the patron house where they stayed.  It is just across the street from the temple.

This is my favorite picture.  Sister Lanzaderas and Sister Segovia.  It has been 24 years since Brother and Sister Lanzaderas had been through the temple.  We spent 3 wonderful days together.  Sister Lanzaderas did 5 sessions.  She has had a stroke and it is hard for her to get around but she loved being in the temple.
We are waiting for the ferry.  Brother Lanzaderas is in green shirt and his wife is behind me. President and Sister Dig are there with us.                                                                               

A group of Elders doing a service project.  These blocks and gravel and sand were dumped on the side of the road and they had to haul everything by wheel barrel down a narrow path to the house.  It takes absolutely hours and hours.  The piles are behind them.                                                               

Grandpa Norm checking out at the grocery store in ICM.  He has learned a lot of patience.

We went teaching with these Elders from Inabunga, Elder Foote from Arizona and Elder Pairat.  We traveled for a good 45 minutes in our truck to find a  home only to find that the family had moved.  But we found them in their new home which was much closer so the Elders will be able to visit them.  The father has a blue shirt with a heart and that is his daughter in yellow.  His wife works in Hong Kong and will be home in April.  They are active and very nice family.  I thought Jake would like to see them.  The other fellow is Neil Nineria that Jake knows.                                                   

President and Sister Tanner have their daughter, Sarah here visiting with her two children, Gracie and Andrew.  We went to the Bee Farm to eat.                                                                                                

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