|From the boat sailing towards Ibayugen.|
|Native tribe during their dance.|
|Sister Missionaries along with the chief in red in the middle|
and another woman who I don't know.
A very few of these natives are members. The chief of the tribe is a woman who is 80 plus years old and not a member. But they love the Mormons. We had heard before that a few years ago, a landslide had covered their water supply and they asked government and other religions to help them get water back to their village. The only ones willing to help were the Mormons through the Church Humanitarian services. The church went in and developed a new water system and piped it to the village. To this day, the church is highly respected in Ibayugen and also in Buhi.
There are missionaries who go there almost daily to teach and they are having great success. We keep hearing that if the chief were to get baptized, all of the tribe would be baptized. Consider bringing an entire stake in at one time. Some day, that is going to happen.
|The chief (woman in red in front) and the others from the dance.|
|This is the home where they hold the church meetings.|
|President Botor (Baao branch and our body guard) and me looking |
over the lake before returning back to Buhi.
|Pres and Sis Reeder along with Elder Kostner from New Mexico.|
|Pres Botor helping Sis Hoopes from the boat.|
The rest of the week:
Piano lessons in Pasacao on Tuesday.
Dinner with the Reeders and Watsons on Wednesday
Couples party in Pamplona. We went with the Watsons on Thursday evening.
Friday was Naga Zone Conference.
Still seems busy when I start writing about all the things we were doing this past week. Next week starts with a District activity on Monday morning which we will participate in. Then it is prepare all week for the following week. I, Elder Hoopes, have been asked to speak at the Brentwood College of Asia International School Commencement Exercises as the keynote speaker. I will also be giving the opening prayer. I have received an invitation which I will post next week. And then on Tuesday is the all day Workshop for the missionaries going home.
|Plastic wrap from the Bautista's and one of the bags of sugar.|
That is all for this week. Take care.
|This is a closeup of a small hut on the lake. They were all over|
and people live here on the lake. See the boat which is their
access back and forth to land.