Cameron finally sent us his first pictures from his mission. We were all so excited to see a glimpse of where he has been and currently is living. These first two pictures are of him in the Taiwan Airport after his LONG flight from LAX. He told us that since he has traveled alot, the missionaries were all coming to him to ask questions on what to expect. I guess his 10+years of flying around the world finally paid off, and he is the PRO Traveler in the group.
Here he is enjoying a bite to eat before he gets on his plane to Manilla.
When he saw this gate all decked out in "Hello Kitty" he had to take a picture. Funny, but this ended up being his gate that he left out of to go to Manilla.
And here is his first apartment. He told us when he first got there that the beds were not stacked as bunkbeds. There was no room to move around, so he helped stack them. His bed is the top bunk,
Nice clean room, Notice the air conditioner in the window. I am sure that will come in handy. He said that even though it is only in the 70's, because of the humidity if there is not a fan blowing he is dying from sweat. And it is only January!
Here is his lovely kitchen. Yes, that is a propane tank for cooking his rice.
He warned us not to freak out about the bathroom. This is considered one of the nicest apartments in the mission. At least he has a flushing toilet and notice the toilet paper on the back of the toilet. This is a luxury that is not always available. He has a shower, but no hot water. So they fill the tub of water with the cold water and wash off in it. At least no more 20-minute steam showers for the next two years.
Here he is with his companion and a family that was recently baptized.
This is the chalkboard at the baptism. I think it was the sister missionaries that took care of this, unless Cameron has flourished in his art skills since he left.
This is their church building. We were surprised how nice it was considering all the hurricanes that hit there.
Okay, we're not to sure of what this is all about. But at least he is the same Ole Cameron, always a jokester.
Here he is helping to dig a trench. He borrowed some clothes to pitch in and help. I guess he had his companion take this picture.
This is a picture of Elder Leavitt and his companion. I can't remember his name and I would probably spell it wrong anyway. Cameron told us he will be transfered next week. We are sad because his companion has been soo good to him. I am sure he will love his new companion just as much.
And this is my favorite scenic picture that he sent. It is now our desktop picture. We don't know where this was taken, but how beautiful is that sunset? Cameron is doing great. I will try my hardest to get a few of his amazing letters posted for you to read. If you have a minute to email his email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. He would also love a letter in the real mail. He said to send his letters to his mission office, international stamps are 97 cents and it will take 2-3 weeks for him to receive it. Here is that address:
Elder Cameron W. Leavitt
Philippines Angeles Mission
1827 Gumain St. Redwood Villas
Clark Field, Angeles City
We should hear from him tomorrow and will keep everyone posted on what he is up to. God Speed Elder Leavitt!