Sunday, March 19, 2017

This is it...

Thank you Elder Goulding!
Thursday was our last official day in the mission office. As excited as we are to return home, leaving has not been easy.

On Friday morning Karla and Ian arrived in Cebu. They are here for a few days to experience the Philippines and to escort us home.

After picking them up at the airport we drove to the nearby Mactan Shrine and then to the Alegre Guitar factory.  Ian has been teaching himself the ukulele and was able to see how they are made. He even found a new one to bring home with him.
In the evening Elder Clark (also named Ian) and Elder Cirunay took Ian with them on two teaching appointments. The elders joined us for dinner with balut as the appetizer.
Enjoying balut.
On Saturday morning we left early for Kandaya Resort on the northern tip of Cebu Island where we planned to spend the night and try snorkeling. To get to the area where the snorkeling is around Malapascua Island we rode one of the sleek outriggers we see everywhere here.
It was quite fun. We saw the remains of a Japanese ship that sank in World War II along with colorful fish among amazing underwater formations.
Sunset in Daan Bantaya
The plan for the rest of the week is to tour Cebu, say our final goodbyes and fly home. Easier said than done.

Thought for the Week

"God be with you till we meet again."

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