Tuesday, February 10, 2015

January 27, 2015 - Talisay City, Cebu

This week was really cool. 

I've really gotten to know a few of the members this week. We've visited some of their houses, been fed a few times, and they really seem to be lovely saints. A lot of the people here live in subdivisions, which some places are pretty large, complete houses. It's a big difference sometmes from Ayungon, but I love this wherever we are.

 Abi ninyo, ania ko sa siyudad. (You thought I am in the city.)
In our ward we have a lot of part member families, where the parents are members, but children who are past 8 years old have not yet been baptised. So that's one place where I'm really glad to work. It's really good to visit these families, because we get to strengthen the parents as well as teach the gospel very simply and clearly to these kids who already love the gospel. 

A portion of the Cubar family. The Cubars are a big family that live in a compound, where all their houses are behind this stand of really tall trees. Sister Jasmine, pictured here, is super faithful and is so good.

One recent convert here is Francis, who, though he was just baptised a few months ago, he has been going to church for over a year. His wife is a member, and they have a small child, and often cant come to church because it's Bantay Bata (watching child). But he is so lig-on, he's so strong, and he's doing everything he can to get to the temple. It's so fun working here in such close proximity to the temple, it's a real tool we can use.

The Flat-bottomed fishing boat of Brother Angko, a fairly new member. He builds boats after this manner, that are all hydro-dynamically designed to ride up in the water at speed. He says he can get from here to Bohol in 20 minutes. Bohol looks like probably about as far as Catalina from here. Maybe a bit closer, but still, that is ridiculously fast. 

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