|Tacloban Mission Conference|
Ok those three explain what me and Sister Bray did while we waited in Tacloban before our service project.
That was Wednesday. Thursday morning was the project.
|Service Project cleaning a special park.|
|This next one is my awesome zone before we get to work.|
|This is Elder Burton.... He misses my sass in his district |
but as you can see he continues to work hard
with his wizard skills in Tacloban zone. Haha luv the kid
So we were separated into zones and then just went to work. Some had to pick up trash. We were assigned to pick up rocks and pile them... I'm still sore... it sounds easy but my legs... are dead,haha. LOVE IT, others had to clean out the pond, some weeded... we just tried to beautify the place really and it looks so much better.
|This is Elder Panganiban working hard. |
He is a great missionary and has a
beautiful voice. He is a lot like an
It was a treat for many of us because a number of RM's and our MTC teachers were there.
|The picture with the Sister by the statues is Sister Lindsey- |
she was in Tacloban during the storm. She is an angel.
|This is Brother Pasikala my MTC teacher and my companion. He taught both of us and when he found out we were companions he said "wow, that's a dynamic companionship" hahahaha not sure what that means but people love us, soooo no one's complaining (=|
|This is a picture of Sogod zone... with our matching t-shirts. "SOGOD" on our shirts is made of little things that kind of explain our life as missionaries in Tacloban and its really cool, I will show you when I get home (=|
|This is my Batch! We love each other and have a lot of fun. It's really cool because this day happened to be our ONE YEAR MARK!!! ... in the Philippines.... so we thought we would celebrate (=|
This is Sister Fotofili and Sister Agreda and Elder Murdock my zone leader from Borongan!
|Sr Fotofil, me, Sr. Agreda and Elder Murdock|
|Elder Carling (secret but I hope he is the next AP) |
he is a terrific example of what a consecrated
missionary should be like. He is from Montana....
Elder Quinco made them, my zone leader now. Can you see the pictures?
Ok, that's all you get for the service project. We need a huge group photo but I think they sent it to everyones email and I will find it and send it to you.
So this was the devotional after the CSP. The devotional was beautiful. The Andaya family sang "Helaman's Army" song and all the missionaries joined in on the last verse. I bawled like a child. It was soo good to listen and be able to say Goodbye to president and Sister Andaya. I love them so much! They changed this mission!! We all cried and just felt the spirit and after it was all done we took pictures and the islanders did the HAKA for us... which you see below.
|This is Sister Estes and Sister Agreda...two of my favorite people.|
|The big group is all of the missionaries in Tacloban mission that Brother Pasikala taught. He is a legend. I am grateful I was able to talk one on one with him and get some really good advice. I'm older than him but he is soo full of wisdom and the spirit. It was so good to talk to him and he told me that he could see in all of our eyes how happy we are. It's true... I AM SO HAPPY! (=|
|This is Sister Hogge- she is my STL. or my Sister Training Leader |
and I love her to death. She is so humble and just so much
fun to have around.
|Elder Burton and Elder Stead. I love these two so much. |
Elder Stead was my district leader and out of all Elders
in the field that I have met, I have learned the Most from him.
I'm excited that we are going home batch!
|Last one... Sister Nelson. Another STL, she goes home in one transfer too. She is a sweetheart and a volleyball player. All of these people have impacted me and changed me for good in one way or another. Missions are amazing!|
|Now this is on one way home. You get to see the mature side of the Elders in my zone hahahaha, They are actually all very good dedicated servants of the Lord. They talk to everyone and just have fun doing it. I'm going to miss them (=|
Moving on!! So this is the wedding of Sister Daylin (our investigator). They needed to get married before she could get baptized and so Saturday was an exciting day for everyone! Though I have to admit, I am happy that my wedding will be in America. As sweet and simple as it was. TEMPLE!!! But this was a beautiful baby step for them in the right direction of becoming an eternal family. (=
More wedding pictures. This is at our chapel
Next exciting event is the baptism. 2 hours after the wedding was Daylin's baptism. Ok.... I have to tell you this. So Elder Lowe is my district leader and of course at first he thought I was weird and quoting from him he said "The first two weeks I was your district leader I was like 'what did I get myself into?'"... but of course.. now he loves me, hahaha. But any way, so he was the one to baptize her. The first time she kind of freaked out when he put her under the water.
|Hot chocolate with ANTS!|
|Hubble hubble rides|
|This is me on my first attempt to climb isang lubi. It's not as easy as it looks|
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I wish I could be there with you all but please know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers and especially on your birthday I hope its memorable and you feel and know how truly loved you are!
Love you all,