The San Ildefonso branch YW held a joint activity with the YW in the Manorwood ward in America via Skype. They enjoyed sharing information about the different cultures. They liked just talking and finding out about each other. Some are now following each other on Instagram.
Elder Swift and I stopped in to watch a little of our District YM friendly basketball tournament. The Bustos Branch team was the overall winner.
On February 21st the Senior missionaries had an outing to the Sarao Dyipny (Jeepney) factory and the church with the Bamboo Organ of Las Pinas City.
Next we visited St Joseph Parish Church in Las Pinas City that is home to this very old bamboo organ. It took 8 years to build from 1816-1824. It was built by Fr. Diego Cera, a very gifted man, who also built the church. A typhoon in 1880 damaged the bamboo organ so it wasn't playable until it was restored in Germany from 1973-1975 and then returned back to the Philippines. The organ is a Philippine National Treasure.