Last night we held Foreignoy in the town square. A local politician and well known member of the church acted as MC. It turned out to be a really fun night with native Filipino missionaries, sort of competing, against the foreign (American) missionaries in song and dance and language. They also had to eat some strange things, chicken innards cooked on a stick, frogs, pig liver cubes, dried little fish, some other stuff. It could have been worse.
I suggested that the missionaries now keep close track of contacts made from the lists generated. Using the area books and teaching records, they can follow through to baptism and judge the effectiveness of the program. Who knows if they will take the suggestion.
Today we went to Tibiao and Culasi looking for apartments/houses where missionaries could live while they open the areas and hold Sacrament meetings on the Sabbath. We were pretty unsuccessful and will be going back tomorrow morning. Finding the apartments/houses is a priority. Transfers are next Wednesday.
It is some 90 kilometers north. We are praying for help. If the Lord wants the areas open, we count on Him to help us find the places needed.
Culasi is a very pretty place. Islands lie off the coast 15 and 45 minutes by pumpboat. See Pic of the pump boat readying for the cruise.
On the way home this evening, we actually found a man herding ducks. It appears that they stick together, much more familial creatures than cats. We shall see what tomorrow brings, tomorrow. Andam