Monday, 26 January 2015

Transfers and Trainers

 Sister Taylor Kay Foote has been called to serve as a new Missionary Trainer…..

Sister Mamasig is being transferred.  She's awesome.  Everyone loves her so much.  We've spent the last few days in tears because Sister Mamasig had to tell our investigators that she was leaving. 
My new companion/trainee is Sister Rantayo from Pangasinan in the Philippines.  She is pretty much the sweetest little thing I have ever met and has an AMAZING singing voice - she sings around the house and traveling to appointments and I love it.

I rode in the most rickety little side car to a motorcycle with 3 other missionaries, the bishops wife and a ward missionary last night.  We all felt a selfie was in order.
"Out of Order"

I fell asleep waiting for Sister Mamasig to finish her shower one night and then AGAIN two nights's been a crazy week.

Bagong Taon!
New Year in the Philippines

People here celebrate with fireworks so little black cat things were going off all day.  At 11:30 the fireworks started and didn't stop until 12:30.  There was no way to sleep so we went out and watched.  I felt like I was in a WWII movie, there was so much noise, smoke, and flashes of light.  It was crazy.  Everyone was using the equivalent of mortars and there were like 8 firework shows going on at once.

 Me and the coconut.  They're called Buko here.  They use the "meat" and put it in water and sugar and make Buko juice.  It's really good.

January 10, 2015:  We had our first baptism!  Sister Maricor was baptized
and it was awesome.

Ronalyn and her lola (grandma).  Lola is throwing up the "gwapo" sign…she's 70 something going on 17.  Love her.