|Sister Mariano, Sister Samoya|
|Sister Leopoldo, Sister Hinton (nice eye shadow)|
|A very colorful group.|
Tuesday through Friday we were on Bohol with Maughans and the two assistants, Elder Clark and Elder Cirunay. While President Maughan had interviews with the missionaries the APs were checking Area Books and we helped administer English tests to 13 missionaries who are going home soon. Sister Maughan also used this as an opportunity to learn how English testing works.
We started Tuesday afternoon in Tagbilaran, went to Valencia on Wednesday, Thursday morning we were back in Tagbilaran, Thursday afternoon in Calape and Friday in Tubigon. We stayed two nights in Tagbilaran at Bohol Tropics and one night in Calape at Isla Hayahay.
The English tests are computer based and require an internet connection. We are happy to report that with only minor problems the testing went well everywhere we went. There was even a 'brown out' Wednesday in Valencia. The power was out in the chapel but using a laptop on battery power and a mobile wi-fi hotspot the testing went on without a hitch.
|Assistants with Elder Cabasag, Sister Tagi, and Sister Acosta...|
|and with Elder Goulding and Elder Lang.|
|Sister Fonua, Sister Gil, Sister Osumo, Sister Dela Cruz, Sister Lacerna|
|Elder Tyrell's shoes.|
|Elder Salazar and Elder Crowley|
We welcomed another new senior couple to the mission this week, Elder and Sister Wilding from Rigby, Idaho. They arrived in Cebu on Friday, were picked up at the airport by the Weatherstons and stayed Friday night in the mission home. We met them Saturday morning at breakfast.
|Elder and Sister Wilding|
|Driving to Bogo|
Sister Weatherston had a birthday cake ready for him on Wednesday. We were told that the custom in the Philippines is for the person having a birthday to give food to others so for us to give him presents and cake was unusual (but appreciated).
Thought for the Week"Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock."