We were blessed that Elder Ellis was able to find an open Internet cafe on Mother's Day, which is Monday in the Philippines and a holiday because of elections. They had to be off the streets by 4 p.m., so that gave us a little time to catch up!
Elder Ellis is great and looks great! Missing him tons, but he will celebrate 8 months in the field next Sunday. He is blessed with a new companion, Elder Edem, who is from Cebu. Elder Ellis is grateful to be a Senior companion, but also grateful that he can now practice his Cebuano even more.
He did not write a letter this week, because we spent all of our time Skyping! Thank heaven for technology. Mother's Day was the best ever!
The Ondoy Family
Elder Despojo (getting baptized on Saturday 5/18/13)
Elders Edem (from Cebu) and Ellis
Sugar Cane fields on fire.
Splitting wood by hand
Helping to cut the wood for dinner at a member's home (background)
Learning to shimmy up coconut trees!
Mission package arrived! It was well received.