That same week there was a class offered for those who are interested in starting their own businesses. The Academy for Creating Enterprise. There were over 30 in the week long class. We spent several hour observing the class. Now our job is to encourage them to register on ldsjobs.org. I am learning how to text and hope my thumbs last. It will be interesting to watch the results of the class. Several of the participants attend our ward.
The last two weeks has been the Penafrancia festival. The Catholics of the region converge on Naga to celebrate a statue of penafrancia who is supposed to have great healing abilities. She is transfered from the Bascilica to another church in Central Naga where she resides for 9 days. She is then transported back on the river with many boats and people. This week there were parades every day and roads were closed and we had a interesting time getting around..The churches are all very busy with services inside and venders outside. We were only able to see one parade. Today we attended church in Libmanan and it took us over 30 minutes just to get out of Naga. We were going to get groceries on Saturday and after a couple of detours we headed back to the house and stayed there.We were invited to lunch at a neighbors where we were treated to several filipino foods. They were all good but we both passed up the blood pudding. It is made from the blood of a pig. The flan was wonderful as was the fresh coconut fruit salad. We were able to meet a couple of our neighbors which was good.