Monday, December 6, 2004
Today was an interesting day. We spent the morning, after our planning session, working on the Viloria wedding. We had to go to the municipal several times and also go out to Dagupan to talk to them once. Hopefully they’ll go to the municipal on Wednesday and get all of the papers in order. We’re hoping to get them married before the 17th so that they can still be baptized on the 18th. This is one crazy country.
We also went up to Saligsig today. On the hike up, Elder Cox had a slight stomach problem and had to take an emergency trip out into the trees off the road. Well, he forgot to take toilet paper so leaves made an ok substitute. I felt bad for him but it was still really funny. Also the path up there was blocked because of newly planted rice. We had to walk all over the place until a kind Filipino shoed us the way. We delivered the book to the Manzos for their baptism. We also had planned to ask them to get us another referral but they were already working on it so the whole asking business wasn’t exactly necessary. When we left, we went over the mountain because we thought that maybe it was easier than the way we came in. Well it wasn’t. There were a lot of trees and stuff in the way. It was okay though because the view was absolutely amazing. I am so blessed to be working in such a beautiful area with such great people.
The rest of the day almost all of our appointments fell through. We did get to visit Bro Andales today and he is doing really well. He’s almost finished reading in the book of Mosiah. Tonight was actually the first time that I’ve seen him smile.