Tuesday we were in Legaspi. We are finally able to drive there withour getting lost. The ERC manager Carlo Adille trained Elder DeGrange on how to do the paper work for the credit card we use for ERC expenses. Wednesday we found the CES building. It is a very nice building. They teach seminary and Institute classes.The classes start at 3:00. This is after the school classes have ended. Seminary is studying Old Testament. The are several differnt Institute classes offered. There are about 80 kids that participate in the programs.Thursday we went to the Mission Home and practiced the power point presentation on the Career Workshop that we will be giving on Monday and Tuesday to the missionaries that have completed their missions and returning home. There will be 14 in the class. Saturday we got up at 4:30 so we could be in Legaspi shortley after 8. We made really good time. Not much traffic at that time of morning. We met Carlo and drove to Tabaco for a ACE (Academy for Creating Enterprise). This is a 5 day class teaching how to start your own business. It goes along with the Employment Resource Center but is a nonprofit business. The class has to have a minimum of 15 returned missionaries. On the was home we saw a road that went to Tabaco so we decided to go back. We drove around the other side of the Meyon Volcano. Just after enetering Tabaco there was a road that went up the side of the volcano. It is a very narrow steep road and it takes you up about halfway.There is a beautiful view of the ocean. The clouds were very thick so we did not have a good view of the volcano.
Our neighbors had their house painted this past month. Here are a few pictures of house painting in Naga, The house was painted with a bucket, a brush and a roller. One of the painters was always barefooted.
For nine days in May all the Philippines Catholic Church members have a celebration that ends with a night candlelight parade where all the young girls are dressed up and walk in sort of a float and they are called Raynas. It doesn't matter when in May but it does have to be 9 continual days. We went to the parade in our neighborhood.
|Banana growing in our neighborhood. The boys playing basketball thought it was very funny for me to be taking pictures of banana. I just laughed and said I had never seen banana growing before.|
This is the church in Legaspi. We work here on Tuesdays and Fridays. It is about 60 miles and it takes us
usually 2 1/2 hours to drive. We drive the National Highway but it is no freeway. 50 mph is about top speed and most of the times we are driving 35-40 mph.
This little guy looked so relaxed riding home from a hard day at school.
Most of the students wear uniforms.Skirts and white blouses for the girls and the boy dark pants and white shirts. School started here the first part of June.They leave for school around 6:30 and get out about 4:30.They really have a long day. Now with everyone getting ready for school, if we want a morning shower it has to happen between 5-5:30 or there is no water.
Look close on the left and you can see piggies headed to market.