|What is a Lahar?|
The picture just looks like Donna and I had another beach day!
We have been assigned to do sister missionary apartment checks in the two zones closest to us. This week we went out with the couple that used to do this area so they could show us the ropes. Half way through the inspection, I turned to Donna and said, "I don't want to do apartment checks!" Elder Wright was fixing a toilet that wouldn't flush!
I have been trying for weeks to get good pictures of what I call Bandits! Even though it is 90 degrees out and 90 percent humidity, the Filipinos cover their bodies with clothes. We think it is because 1) they don't want the sun to darken their skin and 2) they cover their faces and noses because of the slow traffic with heavy exhaust fumes. I would probably do the same thing, but it sure looks funny!!! It doesn't matter whether they are working construction, driving, or just sitting around. We even had a Bandit painting the trim on our house this week.
|bagging rice from off the highway!|
I do realize that everywhere we travel, we will discover oddities or customs and things we are not used to doing or seeing or eating. We are half way around the world from Arizona, and we are discovering all kinds of oddities. These are just a few!
We are loving our experiences and the people of the Philippines. We love serving the Lord. And I love that I brought family with me this time!
|Don Epperson...we love you!|
Transfer week is next week! We are receiving 19 new missionaries and have 14 departing this time. We have been busy getting ready for this. I went a little crazy when my printer didn't recognize my computer for a day and a half! I had many papers to make and print for both the departing and the new missionaries!
We would love to hear from you, our friends and family, so that we aren't totally out of the loop for the 18 months we are gone.
Hint: our emails are below...
A mission is a great thing!
You are loved and thought of often! May your life be blessed!
Sister Sisters Donna and Diane