|I took this from the car. Look beyond the fence|
at the beauty!
hard to learn. Everyone loves helping us, so we have many teachers! Most of the time WE are the ones who feel like we'll get the nosebleed! Everyone speaks Tagalog, but there is another language people use in our area called Pampangan, and they try teaching and speaking that to us as well. We just tell them we can only learn one language at a time! The 2 languages are very different!
Still on the subject of language, many people would love to learn to speak English as it will help their job prospects at call centers and other better paying jobs. We have gotten the official okay to start English classes and hope to have it up and running by next week. We are busy planning lessons, games and songs to use. The District President promised us that if we teach English, WE will learn Tagalog. We hope people will have enough time to attend the class.
|This is April, the teacher.|
The youth are amazing! How we love the youth and the young single adults! In one of the branches, the teenagers organized a family history workshop. There weren't any adults there, but there were probably 12 teenagers from 9-4, loading their family history into Family Search. The internet is awful everywhere, so they had to be so patient. They were all totally engaged in this effort and soaked in all that was taught by the young woman in charge. They were on the phone with their parents, getting names to type in and loved seeing the family history fans.
|Group work around 1 slow computer.|
|Elder Wood posing with a fighting cock rooster in it's cage.|
|Burning garbage along the side of the road. This one|
got a little out of control and a water truck came later.
Notice the electric wires just above it!
|We were given brooms to sweep the garbage|
into piles to burn.
|One of our work crews.|
|Elders and young people in the branch.|
|Branch President is on the left.|
|Thought you might enjoy the name of this|
canned chicken! How do you think this brand
name would go over in the US or Canada?
Finally, we were able to visit with Steve and Bette Gibson, my parent's neighbors in Provo. They run a bunch of schools that teach people how to run their own businesses and how to take their ideas and help them to grow so they can provide decent income for their families. It's a wonderful program and runs with the Self-Reliance program. It was great to see them and to hear about the wonderful things they do for the people here and in Mexico (mainly).
|Here we are with Steve and Bette Gibson as|
well as their program directors here.
|Four of our outstanding missionaries!|