Here is the photo of our hero, Temie Andiho and his wife. We are very dependent on our computer for keeping contact with our families, the sisters and elders, getting news from home and writing our histories. When we turned it on Friday the screen was black and nothing we could do would remedy it. We took it to an IT guy at our branch president's office. We took it to the computer stores at the mall, and several repair shops. There is no one who owns or knows how to fix Mac computers on Mindoro and there was no possibility of repair. We were very sad, worried, stressed about losing information and contact with family. We finally went to a random repair guy who has a small shop in back of his wife's sidewalk restaurant. We had never been to his shop before and feel as if we were guided to his shop. They live behind a curtain at the back. He said it had to go to Manila and that he was planning on going there for parts the next morning. He was our only hope...so we handed him the computer, a sizable amount of money and trusted that he would do all he could to find a way to fix it in Manila. We prayed and hoped that he would do as he said. We walked by his shop this morning and saw it was still boarded up so we went home to get ready for the day and went back an hour later. The shop was open and as we went in, it was one of those time you hold your breath and look into someone's eyes to get a clue as to the answer. He greeted us then brought the computer from the bag and turned it on and Hallelujah, Hallelujah! It fired right up with the screen working. We hugged him and thanked him and said we would send anyone we knew to him. I think we'll do something special for him at Christmas!
Another reason to be happy. The Cowboys are having a great season. If we were at home we would be watching each game. Since we can't do that we can get the score and sometimes highlights..Such joy!
Elder Bellessa is enjoying "GG fish" prepared by a member for Zone training meeting.
We loved seeing this small sanctuary next to a rice field. We are supposing the workers or anyone passing by can come in to worship and find rest.
The church interior. We drove by one evening and saw a priest in his robes at the alter blessing the people. We think the priest has a route and comes perhaps once a month to this outpost. It was a sweet sight to see.
We marvel each day about the beauty of the sky and clouds. It is ever changing and wonderful to see.
As we stopped by the side of the road to take a cell call, We had to take a photo of this lush, green setting.
Newly baptized John Valdez. Brother Valdez lifted his eyes to the heavens and raised his hand in gratitude as he came out of the water.
Elder Reyes bringing in newly baptized Elizalde Villarba