Sunday, November 24, 2013

Week Fifty-seven

We started out the week by visiting Urdaneta to have a Thanksgiving Dinner with the Senior Couples from our old mission.  We stopped at a mall before the dinner and had to share the Christmas decorations that are so beautiful.
                    Some of the Senior Couples, plus the Filipino Counselor in the Mission Presidency.
                                          District Meeting on Tuesday.
                                           District picture at their meeting.
                                   Elders making deliveries on Thursday.  Boy are they beat!
Some of the Sisters we visited on Saturday to invite them to Branch Conference Sunday.
                    The area we visited was a fishing village on the South China Sea.

                                      Dozens of fishing boats were out in the sea.
                                                        Some of their catch.
                           Fish drying in the sun.  They dry for two days, then they're ready to sell.

One of our branch members was preparing their breakfast on their little outdoor stove which is a can.

                           These are the sweet sisters who took us to the various homes we visited.
One of the Sisters owns this sari-sari store where she sells goods to help support her family.
                                Another Sister was busy washing their clothes.
This girl was enjoying herself for a moment.  I don't know if she helped hang the wash or not, but. . .looks fun!
After Branch Conference, the people treated us to a great dinner.  The green dish is cooked taro leaves and some kind of meat, then the other dish is ground pork, carrots, and potatoes.  It was delicious!
                                    Some of the people of the branch.
This lady is from Damortis, and she is their Primary President, but is also a counselor in the District Primary.  I was glad to see her again because we had a special bond from my time in their branch, and I had failed to get her name and number so we could keep touch.  She gave me a special handbag last time I was at her branch.  Anyway I was glad to see her.

This is our week in pictures.  Glad you could share it with us.  We'll take a lot of pictures of our Thanksgiving next week, so look for your missionary then.  Take care, and God bless.

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