Sunday, October 18, 2015


It's been a wonderful day in Manila!  Despite a typhoon north of us, we got to see Sister Abby Giles, a dear neighbor and friend of ours from Mesa.  She is in the MTC ready to go to San Pablo on Wednesday.  What a joy it was to see such a special girl, who is so well-prepared to serve.  It is no easy thing to leave your family, a comfortable life and security to serve in a foreign land with people you don't know, with a culture you don't understand and food that is unfamiliar to you.  We are so grateful for every missionary who comes here to serve.  It is a sacrifice in many ways for all of them, but at the same time, it is an immeasurable   blessing!!!  It is such a gift to be here!

Tonight, we had a wonderful family visit from Busuanga for interviews.  The Co family joined the church about a year ago and are preparing to go to the temple and be sealed together.  What a wonderful spirit they radiate!

Then, later tonight we got to go to the airport to pick up the Mortimers, our newest senior couple.  We have been praying for a senior couple and are sooooo thrilled to have them!
They are filled with positive energy and enthusiasm despite a long trip from the US. We are so thankful for every senior couple who come to serve!  Missionaries LOVE them so much!