Sunday, June 21, 2015

Odds & Ends

I have some extra pictures that don't really belong anywhere - so I decided to make a post just for them. Here are some odds and ends for all to enjoy.
 This Elder's feet show how hard he is working!
 Beautiful clouds of the Philippines.
 President Tye as a missionary walking the streets of Urdaneta in the Philippines. The year is 1975, and he is the one on the far left.
 I love these trees. The color is so vibrant.
 This is interesting! It says "Church Service" in two places and was letting people off at the Manila Temple - but look at the scary heads on the front and the picture of Mary on the side.
 These signs dot the highway here. Others say "Follow Me" or "Obey Me" or "Talk To Me." It's nice serving in a Christian nation that will still let people advertise their belief in God.
 At the Welcome Sign - May batch.
 This little fellow fell off of our Mango tree. 2015 has been a bad year for our Mango tree, last year we had so many that I made freezer jam. This year we maxed out on 4 mangoes and one had worms in it. The others were all much larger than this Minion Mango. 
 Driving down one of the busiest streets in our mission we saw this license plate. It made us smile!
 This man is carrying his vegetables in the exhaust pipe of his motorcycle. Pre-cooked, flavored, and ready to eat by the time he gets home.
 I have no idea what to say about this one.
This is Brother Ramon. He asked President Tye to baptize him.
 A temple sealing for two of our missionaries. Sister Fernando and Elder Tadina. One of our "best days yet."
And another "best day yet!" Sister Montemayor was sealed to her sweetheart in May. Thank you for inviting us!
 President Tye and I are taking pictures of and collecting TYE license plates. Here is one sent to us by one of our elders.
 This daily planner belongs to one of the Assistants. He will be going home soon and I LOVE what he wrote on the front page. "Be Diligent!" He was one of our most diligent missionaries anyway - the whole two years he served here, we never had to worry about his diligence or devotion. We will miss him!
I took this at one of the interviews. Love our missionaries!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Transfer Day

Transfer day is always a happy experience. I am usually running around, involved with orientation with the new missionaries, but between Sister Petersen and I, we get some great pictures of the missionaries who come into the mission office to meet up with their new companion. 
 Three elders received their "white envelopes" today which means going home time is getting close. These are called Trunky Letters.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Orientation And The Welcome Sign

Welcome to 6 new missionaries.
Sister St. John and Sister Brown
Elder Arribas, Elder Espinosa, Elder Gumatay, and Elder Lugo
 Orientation and meeting their trainers.
 Sister Balena and Sister Brown
 Sister Aguinaldo and Sister St. John
 Elder Lagumbay and Elder Espinosa
 Elder Dela Cruz and Elder Lugo 
 Elder Gumatay and Elder Padilla
 Elder Arribas and Elder Peligro
 Elder Collins teaching about CLS - Companionship Language Study
 Elder Lugo
 Elder Espinosa
 Sister St. John
 Sister Brown
 Elder Arribas
 Elder Gumatay