|Elder and Sister Pajaro with the two couples|
in the mission.
|Kathlene's rolls for the lunch on Tuesday|
Our dinner on Thursday night was very nice. Kathlene had planned on serving a light chicken cabbage salad but after having chicken on Tuesday and then again on Wednesday, she and Sister Reeder decided it should be something else. So, we had German Schweineschnitzel and Kaese Spaetzle. That is Pork Schnitzel and the German homemade pasta with cheese. It is a heavier meal but it was just really good. Sorry I don't have pictures of the meal. It looked really nice and tasted great. Our conversation was just down to earth - talking about how we met our spouses; hearing about the conversion of Elder and Sister Pajaro; some mission talk. We started at 6:00 and didn't leave the Presidents home until 9:00 pm. The Watsons then had to drive back home which is nearly an hour and made a very long day for them. But we had a wonderful time and noted again how Elder Pajaro thanked us individually for our coming to serve in the Philippines. It made us feel like we are really wanted and needed.
The Mission Tour meetings each day included several zones. On Wednesday, it was for the Daet and Pamplona Zones. I have included some pictures from the day for the record.
|This is the Pamplona Zone. I included it for some parents of Missionaries who are following this blog.|
|Cinnamon rolls. Elders enjoyed!!!!|
I am also including some pictures of the foods that Kathlene cooked to try before she took anything to the visitors. The Elders in the office and some Sisters who were here for English testing were the recipients of most of this good stuff (I also benefited).
|Lemon Meringue pie. Sisters got some but didn't like|
the tartness that well. I loved it!!!!
We finished up the week with a new assignment. We are now teaching at the CES building every Friday afternoon at 3:00 until 4:40 Piano and Conducting. We went until nearly 6:00 last night because everyone was late. I suspect it will be that way most of the time. We did end up with 10 students and some of them were very good. They will pick it up quickly and be playing soon. It was actually quite fun to be there. We have been to the CES building before and have posted pictures on the blog already. It is a beautiful building in almost downtown Naga.
|President Botor of Baao branch. He works as a Security Guard|
for the CES building. Starts at 4:30 pm and works about 5:00 am
6 days a week. We love this man!!!
We are in Iriga this morning teaching piano lessons again. Only 2 kids showed up. We had about 50 the first time we came and about 12 last time.
I am using the time to finish this blog and "chat" with my sister Kristen.
Hope all is well at home even though we know all have challenges to work with. Please know that we pray for you every day and know that you have all been blessed and will continue to be blessed. We know that the Lord is watching over you.
Mom and Dad
Jon and Kathlene
Elder and Sister Hoopes