October 29th - November 1st
We met for 2 days this week with the Senior couples. Starting at left: Elder and Sister McNeff from Coalville. They just arrived two weeks ago and will be working in the office. Next are the Halladays, 4 months left. President and Sister Tanner who are absolutely amazing. I could write chapters on them - truly a privilege to serve with them. Elder and Sister Bell from Hooper. They are much younger than us - have been here 2 months. They took our place in Calape and they are amazing missionaries. Very capable and very hard working people and they signed up for two years. The last couple are the Bocks and they are from Australia. They are serving for 2 years - been here 6 months and thy are on the Island of Cebu working in Bogo. Wonderful people. It was a privilege to be with all of them.
The first day we were in meetings all day discussing policies and what to do in different scenarios and got acquainted etc. It was a wonderful day together.
That night we went to Isla Hayahay which is in Calape and had dinner and we all spent the night there.
They are tending their nephew from California for a few months. They are the nicest people. She is a wonderful cook. He told Norm they are the reason we were sent to the Philippines. He really loves Norm.