|Elder Goulding, Elder Velasco.|
|The Cebu Stop Sign.|
It was time for Zone Conference again. On Thursday the Lilo-an and Consolacion Zones met in the Lilo-an Stake Center. President Maughan spoke about his vision for the Cebu East Mission, the mission training plan and the importance of the restoration of the Gospel to the earth with Priesthood Keys. Sister Maughan taught about the importance of keeping study journals. Elder Baladad and Elder Grimpluma led workshop discussions. Sister Broughton and Sister Abril also gave an excellent, well prepared presentation on the need to reflect on our service and where we might improve. We are really grateful for the opportunity to participate in these missionary gatherings.
Of course there was lunch and pictures. Point a camera in any direction and the scene will instantly fill with missionaries.
This seems to be especially true with Selfies - or what should probably be called Groupies.
In our mission there are several non-native missionaries that come from the Pacific Rim. We have, or have had, missionaries from Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Guam, Vanuatu, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Australia and New Zealand. They are an important and growing missionary force here in the Philippines. Three of our missionaries from New Zealand were at the meeting and had a group picture. Their English accent is beautiful. We love to hear them talk.
|Elder Tyrell, Elder Susi, Sister Broughton,, Elder Lag'aia|
If you said Elder Susi, you are right. Elder McNett happened to be walking by and for some reason they asked for a picture together. Then they wanted what sounded like wokie wokie.
The person in the middle was a bit confused until finding out it was wacky, not wokie.
Also this week, Elder Calumpang and Elder Blanco helped deliver a washing machine to the future home of Elder and Sister Weatherston who are entering the MTC this week and scheduled to arrive the first week of October.
President Lim was released after many years of service and President Juntilla was called to take his place. The extended family of President Juntilla sang for us at the Adult Session Saturday evening. There were 25 memebers and 4 generations of the family singing. It was wonderful.
|Juntilla Family singing Count Your Blessings.|
Thought for the Week
"My beloved brethren, may I remind you, if there were a perfect woman, do you really think she would be that interested in you?"
Dieter F. Uchtdorf