Who would have thought...right here in Calapan!
Cloud beauty as we drive the island.
Sister Bellessa is an unusual sight around town. There are very few caucasian women so she gets lots of stares and interest. She was getting some photos printed at a photo store and noticed several people taking pictures of her from their phones. One girl came up to ask if she could take her photo with her. Taking selfies is a real art here. There are even special classes you can take to be good at it. It is obvious this girl has a special app on her phone that makes Sister Bellessa unrecognizable without any age spots or wrinkles. Once she had her photo, there was a lineup of others who wanted one with her. It is fun being a rock star.
There is another apartment below ours which is now a used clothing store. Across the street there is a food, shoe, and clothing store. It seems it is possible to open almost any kind of business you desire. In our neighborhood there are many "Sari Sari" stores, auto repair shops, restaurants, sewing and welding shops. It is a one stop shopping neighborhood.
This is a political comment we encountered at a local restaurant with a good message.
This is the latest convert in the Naujan branch. This brother is an 85 year old very fit man. He works out everyday and was once a famous boxer. He said he has been to many churches in search of the one he felt answered his questions and brought him closer to Christ. His daughter wanted to know why, at his age, he was being baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He said the minute he entered the chapel he felt a spirit that let him know he had found what he had spent his life looking for.