November 25, 2015 – From Empty Sea to Manila Temple
Had a special experience on our way from the Empty Sea (Provo MTC) to the San Pablo Mission home. Look who we ran into an the Manila Temple parking lot – our Guam friends! The temple is outside our mission boundaries but our Mission Pres gave permission to meet them there since we were in transit between the airport and immigration processing across the street. Also got to visit with youth there for temple baptisms and others. If we’d been a week earlier or a week later, we wouldn’ t have had the chance. It was a happy reunion with close friends we have not seen for years. Being able to be at the temple with them is an experience to remember.
November 21, 2015 – The Empty Sea (MTC) Experience
“If ye are prepared ye shall not fear”
– D&C 38:30
We are really enjoying our week at the Provo Mission Training Center (MTC or Empty Sea as our friend calls it). Out of 38 senior couples there we are the only ones going to the Philippines. We’ll be in San Pablo, one of 21 Philippine missions. We are happy to represent our Savior. Even if the rest of our mission is difficult or painful, the MTC experience itself is worth going on a mission as a senior couple. We have spiritual experiences ever day while. It is awesome that you can feel the Holy Ghost testify of truth whether we are role-playing or in a real situation. We are so fortunate to be able to attend the Provo Temple, Payson Temple, and Ogden Temple before leaving for Manila. Look our Philippines, here we come.
November 16, 2015 – Welcome to our Blog
Our mission includes the area in Yellow on the Philippines map. It’s on the large island at the top about 50 miles South of Manila. Click on the map to enlarge it.
We will be specifically be working with the Lucena and Lopez Stakes with the Wards and Branches as shown as green and brown in the map below. The red * is the location of our apartment in the city of Lucena.
Our mission will last for 1 year starting Nov 16 with the first week spent at the Mission Training Center in Provo, Utah.