August 30, 2015
Magandang Umaga sa lahat!
This will just be a short one because we still have no internet. The guy came out from Puerto and said it is a problem with the tower. He said maybe it would be fixed by Wednesday, but we have our doubts. The Hiatts said they were without it for 3+ weeks, and probably the only reason they have it now is because the owner of their apartment is some retired military bigwig and was calling daily to get it taken care of. So, we will see. We are going to check if there is another option when we go to Puerto next week.
Things are going well here. Kind of a slow week last week but this week will be very busy. 7 apartment inspections and while we are in Rizal for that we will also meet with the branch president there to help him do the temple assistance fund request for some of the members there. The elders there sent us the names of those going and we were really excited because there is a family there that is so faithful and active and we just assumed that they had been to the temple. We can't really imagine the joy they feel knowing that they are finally going to be able to go the temple and be sealed as a family. I am so grateful that through some very generous people many of the members here will be able to receive the blessings of the temple.
On Saturday we have a service project to finish repairing the roof on the Sandoval meeting house and then that evening a welcome home party for Sister Ordanza, whose brother just left last week for his mission. It is so strange - we were here when she left. Can't believe she is coming home. Well, hopefully we will have internet soon. We try to come to the church everyday, but with our schedule this week don't know if we will be able to do that. But, you can still write to us. We will get here sometime!
We love and miss you all so much!!
Dad and Mom, Grandpa and Grandma