Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Yesterday we had district meeting in the morning. The Zone, divided into two districts, met at the church at 8:00 am. It was fun to be back involved. The missionary companionships reported their progress for the last week and we did some training. It was fun.
The Zone leaders went with us in the afternoon and evening to visit the branches and the missionaries attached to the branches. We started at Sabao (sp?), just north of San Jose. The church is fairly new, but it is smack in the middle of where they hold market and garbage surrounded the grounds. We could only get to the church by going through back dirt roads. It was a little disheartening to tell the truth.
We then drove to Busalong and met at the branch meeting building shown above. The missionaries there are great and talented and obedient. The top picture is of the little building adjacent to the main building where priesthood and gospel doctrine meet. It overlooks a large rice field. It is a beautiful green and the ocean is about half a mile back behind the fields.
We went to Hamtic and Dao on the south of the Zone/District and got home about 9:00 pm. It was tiring, but fun. We met a guy in Busalong that we liked and had a good discussion and prayer. He is a great guy and he told me he liked me and felt comfortable with me. He said he would attend church with me when we come up that way. I feel a kinship with him, and Busalong in general.
Hot and muggy. We have been skyping with everyone except Ryan. If you are reading this Ryan/Cami, find a way for us to get in touch with you. We go to Iloilo tomorrow for supplies we can't get here. So, we would call/skype/facetime Friday morning (Thursday evening your time). E-mail is now working. Have not had time to check facebook. All is well . . .