Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday and Monday

Well Sunday we woke for sacrament meeting at 8:30am and it was an amazing testimony meeting! We have lots of RM's in our group who speak Tagalog so they bore their testimonies to the people in their native language and it was very moving for the people to see we care that much. Their church looks almost like any other normal meeting house and there were about 45-50 people in their branch on sunday, all in white shirts and ties, thanks again to those who donated those for me to bring, the memebers really appreciated them. We then went to McDonalds for breakfast/lunch and it is a very busy place on sunday mornings so it was about 45 minutes before we finally got our food. We then went to the Bohol Tropics Hotel to swim in their pool and cool off and of course it started to rain mid way through....typical philippino fashion. Afterwards we went back to the hotel and took naps and just hung out untill we went to dinner at a members house. There seems to be some sort of stomch bug or something we ate (which is most likely) but about 5 of us were sick right during dinner, including myself. Haven't been able to keep food down since then so we'll see what happens.

Monday morning we woke up way early to go dolphin watching and saw a ton of them around Pamilacan Island, afterwards we were dropped back off on the island. We went and got all the school kits out of the bungalow and carried them up the hill to the school yard. This was the most amazing experience, we drop all the bags onto the grass out front of the school yard and all the kids start gathering around the bags with eager faces. Their teachers then organized them into lines by grade and then gender and they sang us the national anthem and did a dance to Waka Waka by Shakira, it was their way of saying thank you to us for helping them be able to learn. The head teacher (or captian), then started with the preschoolers and worked her way up to the high schoolers reading each name one by one so they were able to walk up to us and recieve a school kit. They were soooo excited to get them and I have tons of pictures and video I will post on my facebook in the next day or so. After that we headed back to the boat to go back to our hotel and everyone got ready for a dinner we were invited to by the govenor, I, along with 4 others, did not go because we aren't feeling so good. Well tomorrow we are going to see some water falls and to paint the birthing center they made last year. Hope I'm feeling better by morning!

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