Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Eastwood City, Parkview Towers (our Tower is on left)

Greetings from the Philippines—or at least from what we have seen of them.  As most of you know, we are now serving an 18 month mission for our Church and have been called to serve here in Quezon City, Metro Manila. The official name of our mission is the "Philippines Quezon City Mission". We are pretty much in the heart of Manila and get to share this area with about 2 million or so other folks. The Philippines has a land area about the same as that of Nevada but there are about 11 million people here. As you can imagine, the driving here in Manila is a major challenge.  This is not, however, a complaint.  We love these people and the area is exciting to experience.

We are very fortunate to be in this mission, as the Manila Temple, Philippine Area Offices, MTC and Church  Distribution Center are all clustered together and only about 5-6 miles away from our mission office.  Our Mission Home is nearby too! We are really loving this grand experience and although we are doing office work most of the time, there is a steady stream of young Elders and Sisters coming into the office for a drink of water or to pick-up some materials, drop off baptismal forms, or cool down, etc. And, Sister Harris and I get to go with them occasionally and do some proselyting.  Many of those we visit are less active in the Church and it is so enjoyable to visit with them and learn more about their situation and hopefully be of some help to them.
Philippine Missionary Training Center  (MTC) 

We are planning to do several posts on different topics and throw in a few comments and pictures on each. We will try to keep the verbiage to a minimum and the pictures to a maximum.   We hope that this will be informative and enjoyable!

Philippine Area Offices (PAO)
Mission Office & our car

Manila Temple

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