This week we attended Stake Conference in Consolacion Stake which was organized as a stake just two years ago. We went to the Saturday evening adult session and the general session Sunday morning. On a good day the Consolacion Stake Center is only about a 20 minute drive from our house, but when traffic is heavy it can take over an hour to go the same distance. Traffic was light, however, and driving both days was good. We arrived with time to relax before the meetings started.
The presiding authority was Elder Jairus Perez, an Area Seventy who lives in the Cebu East Mission. Along with Elder Perez we heard from members of the stake and President and Sister Maughan. We even understood almost everything they said (President and Sister Maughan, that is). The Consolacion Stake Choir was amazing. They put their hearts into singing and sounded like a choir twice their size.
We started another round of zone conferences this week. The first two zones, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu, met together with more to follow in the coming weeks.
This week also found us looking at houses near the mission office for a new senior couple scheduled to come into the mission about a month from now. We are so excited to have a couple come work with us in the office and hope to have things in order for them when they arrive.