Saturday, October 17, 2015

Great week with river baptism

                                                       October 9th to October 17th 2015
These darling sisters are from Calape.  We are giving them a ride to Tagbilaran to visit a very dear man, Brother Kenneth, from Calape who is in the hospital with acute appendicitis.  Sister Milet with the dark glasses is our R.S. president.  She is married to a white man, Steve Senior, and they just left for the US and will spend 3 months there.  They are wonderful people.  The other Sister is Elsa.  She has more troubles than you can believe but such a good member of the church.   Her home was destroyed in the earthquake and she has lived in the most humble circumstances.  Mostly just a tarp hanging over a tin roof.  I just thought they looked cute both in their yellow shirts in the back seat of our truck and they were just jabbering in Cebauno.
Bad picture but we were eating dinner with the Tanners after conference.  Love President Tanner's knees, sorry about that.  Their daughter in law is here visiting for 2 weeks with two children.
We have heard about this bridge, a hanging bridge, and we just found it.  I tried walking across but decided I would save my thrills for something else.  It was pretty jiggly.
Norm is headed back with a coconut.
These sisters live in Douis.  We had them over for dinner. The white sister is from Australia and has a wonderful accent.  They were so darling to express appreciation for us.  We had a wonderful evening together.

A couple who live in Garcia, just outside of Jagna.  He is white from American and been excommunicated for about 25 hours.  Married Emma and she Catholic but is going to be baptized the 31st of October and they want Norm to baptize her.  She cooked dinner for us and it was the best meal we have eaten here.  He has been 4 years building their home and it is a mansion.  It probably isn't half done but they are living in it.   He is building the furniture, doing all the electrical, plumbing, he is doing everything.  He is working on getting back into the church and we hope he is baptized before we leave.  We first met him shopping and he stopped us and talked.  He loves Norm.
Well, the tin roof got on and this week they put in a cement floor.  And this is how they mix the cement.  Notice the feet right in there.
Elder Norm is working hard.  This is right up his alley.  It was a lot of work but he didn't get sick this time.  I thought it would be a fast project but it was not.
More mixing.  Elder Santos pouring water was Jake's last companion and he is a wonderful Elder.  President Tanner said he is Jakes clone.  I am glad Jake got to train him.
Making progress.
                                                                          This is the crew.
Finished project. We are done there for a while.

The dear man in red is Filipino but living in Spain.  He is a very staunch member and is visiting his relatives here in Jagna and none of them are members of the church so we took he and the Elders around to get introduced so they can be taught the gospel.  It was a wonderful afternoon.  He was so happy to get us all introduced before he left which will be next week.  He is 78 years old.

This is the first home we met in.  They are all his family relatives.

The 2nd group we met with.  There are possibilities of lots of baptisms.

                                                           He is telling us goodbye.
Today, Saturday, we loaded the missionaries up for a baptism.  Our back seat was full of sisters and kids.  One sister was baptized.

Sister in white blouse was baptized.  Sister in grey skirt Jake baptized and he use to hold the little boy by his feet in the palm of his hand.  Sister in the peach is the group leader's wife.  They are planning on going to the temple with us in March.

                                                               Group leader and his wife.

                                                               The sister being baptized.

                                No chairs, we just sat on rocks and branches by the river.

                                    They were trying to test how deep the water was.

Our Group Picture

The little boy is Jake's friend.  He says "Elder Tolman" so cute.

                                                                 Very beautiful country.

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