Tuesday, June 16th
At the Mission Home with my Batch and President & Sister Mangum
|Elder Milligan & Me|
|Me, Sister Galbraith & Sister Johnson|
|Elder Perez & Me|
Elder Perry, Elder Perez, Elder Milligan, Elder Kikel, Sister Johnson, and I were in a jeepney together and we laughed and joked the whole drive to the temple.
However, while we were trying to plot how they could distract my mom and dad while I snuck behind them to scare them, our jeepney was pulled over by some cops on the highway. All of a sudden we notice our driver behind the jeepney looking a little uneasy as he talked to about 4 policeman. We were trying to make out their conversation, but all we could hear was our driver apologizing over and over to them. FInally we see him pull out a few thousand pesos, hand it over to the cops, and they walk away without any questions. The whole thing was sketchy but characteristic of our experience in the Philippines. We laughed it off and we were to the temple within 15 more minutes.
|Meeting my Parents at the Manila Temple|
Everything would have been fine, except for the fact that on the way up I slipped my scriptures into a shelf in the back of the jeepney, thinking that it would be a good safe place for them. But I knew that because they were put in such an inconspicuous spot, those unloading the jeepney wouldn’t have seen them or taken them off for me.
|Sister Maagad, me & Elder Adamson|
|Sister Johonson, Me & my Mom|
That was a great miracle for me.
|Sister Maggad & Me|
We were so lucky to have Edwin. I don’t know what we would have done without him. He helped us get to places fast and efficiently. He was kind and courteous. He would do everything in his power to make sure we were safe and happy.
By the time we got to Pagsanjan, it was very dark. We pulled up to our hotel which looked a little bit scary. But Edwin got out before us and checked it out. It was all fine. We got all of our luggage in there and went to sleep pretty fast because we were so tired.
|Our Driver Edwin Partosa Redrino|
|Unloading at our first Bed & Breakfast, Edwin made sure it was safe before we went in.|
|A funeral procession|
|Part of the funeral procession|
|These churches are everywhere by the LDS chapels|