We were asked if Valentines Day is celebrated here and yes it is. The stores are all decorated and candy and flowers are everywhere. We stopped at the Red Platter and had a nice dinner. That is probably the first time we have gone out for Valentines.
Feb 16 was graduation time for the English class. We have enjoyed getting to know each one that was in the class. We could see improvement in the way they pronounced the words.
One of the first days we did not have power we had scheduled to have the Elders in our ward for dinner. When the power did not come on for several hours, we texted them and said " Meet us at Shakeys for pizza." We had a great time with them and is was an easy meal. It was the first time "out for pizza" for them.
Elder Lavaka a Somoan from Utah and Elder Ruizan from Manila
Feb. 18, found us back in Iriga for the 2nd half of the Career Workshop. We arrived shortly before 8 a.m. and the church gates were still locked. A neighbor whose husband is in branch presidency saw us waiting and opened the gates and the church.The class finally started at 9:30.We know that activities do not start on time but we have a hard time not being on time. The class was good and as usual we had a great time working with the members of the Iriga District.
Ryan, Mitch, RT, Jean, Pres. Sordilla, Joy, Michele, Shirley, Sis. and Elder DeGrange ? ( he didn.sign his name)
It is time again for the missionary Career Workshop. There were supposed to be 4 American Elders but the travel arrangement got messed up and they were not able to be in the class. So we had 5 wonderful sister missionaries. Our first time with just sisters and what a lot of fun.
|Sis. Vaillgas, Us, Sis. John from India, Jumawid, Navarro and Jose|
The sisters and the elders that were heading home.
Elder Vincente, Reed, Wadsworth and McKendrick with Pres and Sis. Bliesner
Wednesday we picked up Carlo in Legazpi and drove south to Sorsogon. It is at the bottom of the mission and a beautiful place right on the ocean. We were teaching the Lewis College Business majors a three hour Career Workshop. Again we started an hour late. There were over 30 in the class. It was a little hard to get them to participate but by the end they were talking and having fun.
Here are a few pictures of the Philippine Sea in Sorsogon
We only had 2 attend the last English Class in Daraga. DR did not miss one class. April is finally scheduled for her visa interview so she can leave for her Temple Square Mission
Here are some pictures of people in our neighborhood and some of the very pretty flowers One of the neighbors gave us some organic bananas from their tree.
This little girls comes out to bless us each time we walk. They take your hand and place it on their forehead.
This lola is always working in the garden or holding one of the many babies.
Another lola (grandma) working in a garden
That takes care of February and I will continue to try and add what's happening in out life in a more timely manner. We are in a beautiful area of God's creations working with wonderful people who have strong testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ.