Where did the months of May and June go? They passed quickly here in the "Pearl of the Orient". The weather was very hot as the Philippines summer went by. Pictured below are some of the big events of our mission lives over the past several months.
|The Clarks and Woodruffs - End of April 2015|
Our first Office Senior Couple - the Woodruff's - completed their 18 month mission and returned home to Canada. They were huge contributors to our mission and great servants of the Lord. The Woodruff's got us through our first 10 months of mission service for which we will be forever indebted.
In May we were part of District Conference in the Bongabon District. This is a picture of Elder and Sis. Adduru. It was a privilege for us to participate with them. Each of us (Pres. and Sis. Clark), spoke in the Saturday evening and Sunday sessions of Conference. The meetings were well attended and Elder Adduru of the Seventy was wonderful. He is a major scriptorian. His scriptures were well worn and he was a powerful teacher.
The group of 5 photos above, are from our reactivation visits earlier this month. We have many administrative duties to keep the mission running. Those duties keep us in the mission office and in mission conferences for much of our time. So....we love it when we are able to go out with our missionaries and go into the field. We enjoyed an afternoon in Cabaluyan near Camiling visiting less active members and their neighbors. We loved everything about our visit....especially the children! The homes and surroundings you see in the pictures, are very typical of the rural areas of our mission. To give some perspective, we made these visits in the late afternoon. The temperature was in the mid nineties with high humidity. Houses are not air conditioned so we received a "warm reception" everywhere we went.
Mid Transfer Changes - There are times when companionships need to be changed mid-transfer. Another reason why these missionaries are our heroes is that a phone call from the President can mean a big change in location and circumstance. They are always willing to serve wherever they are assigned! I'll go where you want me to go....
Our Missionaries - This is the transfer board that keeps us organized as to missionary assignments. Sometimes we gaze at the pictures and marvel at what we have to work with. We are grateful for each and every missionary who serves in Angeles. They come with a vast diversity of cultural, economic and life experience. The common thread through all of them is an unwavering loyalty to the Savior and this work.