Saturday, February 4, 2017

Crazy Sauce!

Our attention grabbing headline this week is to pay tribute to our grandson, Zach, who is currently serving in the Colombia Bogata South Mission. It is one of his favorite expressions.

We were actually in the MTC at the same time as Zach, just not in the same country. Zach left for the MTC in Bogata just a couple of weeks before we entered the MTC in Provo.

'Crazy sauce' is a good description for the similarities between many of his cultural experiences and ours. A lot of the things he talks about in his emails home sound very familiar. Things like challenges of food, heat, and language barriers to name a few.  Here are a few pictures that made us think he could be in the Philippines.
He is an inspiration. His example of faith and dedication helped us more than once when we felt like giving up experienced opportunities for growth - especially during the first 16 few months.

Check out his blog at

We had opportunities to see families baptized this week. On Thursday Sister Maughan and Sister McNett went to a baptism in Lapu-Lapu.
Sister Lumogdang and Sister Magbanua with the Amongdon family. 
In spite of 'taking the long way' to the church where the baptism was held and being 'a little bit' late, they were on time to be part of this special occasion. They met and witnessed the baptism of the Amongdon family.

On Saturday we attended a baptism in Lilo-an where our good friend, Elerie, was able to baptize his cousin's daughter. There was another family consisting of a mother, Roneda Trinidad, and her two sons Bryan and Ryan who were also baptized.
Elerie Bugtai and Janice Pogado
Elerie, Janice and Wilma
Altogether it was a good week.

Thought for the Week

"The tender mercies of the Lord are real and they do not occur randomly or merely by coincidence."
Elder Bednar

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