It is always so fun to see missionaries we have worked with when we go to zone conference. Elder Vave is a selfie expert.
You wouldn't see this in the U.S. grocery stores
Saturday morning playtime at the beach
Another interesting discovery at the grocery store. Small print on the box says, "Stay Young, Stay White".
We attended the Miss Mindoro pageant which was a very interesting cultural event. Pageants are huge here. As we entered the arena with about five thousand people, we were given the VIP treatment of being seated right next to the runway. It had amazing staging and outfits, dancing and music. It lasted four hours with no air-conditioning. We left after two hours but we were told it was broadcast live on Facebook so everyone could see it. Each community came to cheer on their contestant. It was very loud and raucous. Amazing Costumes
A few days later Sister Bellessa was asked to judge a pageant put on by the district Young Women leaders. A very different experience but well done and fun.
T-Shirt Sermon at the mall
The Sosa family we home taught and love.
This was one of the most interesting Christmas trees we've seen so far. It is made from discarded tables, chairs and stools. Nothing goes to waste and is used with amazing creativity.
Three siblings from a part member family just baptized.
District meeting birthday party for Elder Lemalu
Outside of Pinamalayan there is an artist who makes all kinds of interesting things from worn out tires. You can see the ducks drinking from the sunflower fountain.
Tables and chairs
He tried to sell us this incredible rooster. We had to tell him it wouldn't fit in our suitcase.
Scary looking alligator