The day started by leaving at 4:30 a.m. to pick up missionaries and take them to the port to go to Cebu. We spent 15 hours driving in the truck that day.
And in the middle of it all, like 1:00 p.m. we get a call that the zone leaders had been in a BAD accident and totaled their van. It was all so bad. It was a mechanical failure on the van. The wheels or steering wheel I am not sure which locked and they took out an electric pole which went over the top of the van and they went down a very steep embankment that was unreal and did not roll which was a total miracle. There were 4 Elders. One was wearing a seat belt and it was his first day in the field. It was truly a miracle they were all unharmed but for a few cuts and bruises.
When we got up this morning we had no power so it was a cold shower morning and a go "as is" hair do. The power was on when we got home but has gone off and on a couple times tonight which means darkness and no air con or fan. Very noticeable and very much missed.
Back to Carmen. It looks like, if we understood them right, there are 3 couples and a sister in Carmen who are planning on going to the temple in March when Jake comes to pick us up. I so hope that all works out. One brother named Sonny, Jake picked he and his wife and family up his last Sunday he was here, and we took them to church, Sonny has been going ever since and he is planning on going to the temple.
I tried to speak to him today and said hello from Elder Tolman. He smiled and said so humbly, "I miss Elder Tolman." A very tender moment for me.