Author: Marvin L. Storm

Arriving in the Philippines & First Impressions

On Our Way  During the time we waited to leave for the Philippines, our flights were changed three different times. After we checked in at LAX on Philippines Airlines, I noted that our boarding passes had Marcia and I seated in different rows and in center seats even though I paid for aisle seats.  When we got to the gate, I approached the customer service agent and asked if it was possible to be seated together. He said all seats were taken. I thanked him and sat down in the waiting area.  As we were boarding and arrived at the

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Our Journey to the Philippines

For us, one of the biggest challenges we had in preparing to leave our home for two years was paring down what to take with us to two suitcases of 50 lbs. each. However, eventually, we managed to do this with a few extra pounds to spare. However, carting all our stuff around proved to be a challenge. We left El Dorado Hills, CA for the Mission Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah, on Friday, March 17, 2023. After a few days with our eldest daughter, Jodi, and her family, in Syracuse, UT we entered the MTC on Sunday, March

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To Our Friends & Family

This is the first entry in our blog. This blog post is to let all of our friends and family know that instead of sending emails to everyone to update and share our mission experiences, I plan on composing blog posts several times a month about what we are up to in the Philippines and where we have visited in the islands. For those of you that don’t know, the Philippines has several thousand islands and different regions that compose the islands. Philippines by Regions The Philippines consists of approximately 7,641 islands broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from

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