Sunday, July 09, 2006

June 23 we rode the barge from Bato on Cebu Island over to Negros Island. This picture is our approach to Negros, a bit north of Dumaguete very near Amlan. Posted by Picasa

We're about to take our first trike ride from the church to the pier to catch the ferry to Siquijor. Elder Chang and Elder Thomas joined us, and it was pretty crowded. This is a pretty fancy trike because usually the driver doesn't have a windshield. Posted by Picasa

This is the ferry we rode from Dumaguete to Siquijor. It took about an hour. Isn't the water beautiful? It's so clean that you can see right to the bottom. Posted by Picasa

An historic moment...the first mission president we know of to visit the island of Siquijor. Brother Responte greeted us. He is from Bohol, but has a job on Siquijor. President Lomoljo wasn't too interested in the picture taking...he's busy texting on his cell phone. He's the district president of the Dumaguete District. Posted by Picasa

Our purpose for going to Siquijor was to meet with Church members there. Here's our group. The little guy next to me is Brother Responte. He returned recently from the Angeles Mission. Posted by Picasa

Coco Grove Beach Resort on Siquijor. Isn't it beautiful? Posted by Picasa

Another stop on Siquijor...this was a beautiful and very clean beach resort. I wonder about the cost of staying here... Posted by Picasa

An OLD church on Siquijor. There were some "born again" young adults from the States by this church when we stopped. Their leader wanted to "bash" with our missionaries. It didn't take long to see they weren't sincere. Posted by Picasa

One of our stops in Siquijor...a popular place this Saturday when we visited. It was John the Baptist Day, so the beaches were packed. It looked like these kids were having a lot of fun diving from the rock. Posted by Picasa

We stopped along the side of the road to capture this picture of carabao's cooling off in the water. Posted by Picasa

Trip to Negros, June 2006

Here's a close-up of a mango tree. Can youo belive all the mangos are individually wrapped in newspaper bags to protect them from insects? Very labor intensive, yet the most I've paid for them in the off-season is 80 pesos per kilo (1 kilo=2.2 lbs). Posted by Picasa