Monday, August 2, 2010

The Adventures of Sister Annika Kamaleilani Bruno

My fourth daughter Annika Kamaleilani Bruno received her mission call this week to the Phillipines Cebu Mission. She was very excited to receive her call to a foreign-speaking mission.  Having spent the last school year at BYU-Hawaii Annika has a love for the Polynesian people. None of us were able to guess that she would be called to the Phillipines.  Even though much of the Phillipines speak Tagalog this island province speaks Cebuano so she will be learning a very regional dialect at the MTC.  Annika is to report to the MTC on Wednesday, October 6,2010.  The Adventures of Sister Annika Kamaleilani Bruno will record her thoughts, and experiences while serving her mission.

Wikipedia describes Cebu where Annika is going as:

Cebu (Cebuano:Sugbo) is a province in the Philippines, consisting of Cebu Island and 167 surrounding islands. It is located to the east of Negros, to the west of Leyte and Bohol islands. Cebu is a long narrow island stretching 225 kilometers from north to south, surrounded by 167 neighbouring, smaller islands, which include Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango and the Camotes Islands. Cebu has narrow coastlines, limestone plateaus and coastal plains. It also has rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges traversing the northern and southern lengths of the island. Cebu's highest mountains are over 1000 meters high. Flat tracts of land can be found in the towns of Bogo, San Remigio, Medellin and Daanbantayan at the northern region of the province. Its capital is Cebu City, the oldest city in the Philippines which forms part of the Cebu Metropolitan Area together with four neighboring cities which include Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City and Talisay City and eight other municipalities. Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Mactan island, is the second busiest airport in the Philippines....
Cebu has a population of about 3,500,000 people.[2] Its largest city recorded a total population of 798,000 people.[3] Cebuano is the official language spoken in Cebu and it is also spoken in most areas of the central Philippines, including Bohol, western Leyte, Negros Oriental
This fourth calling continues my being able to continue providing my readers another eighteen months of what a missionary really does in the field.  During the last four years we have read about sister missionaries happenings in Korea, Italy, Taiwan and now the Phillipines.  I hope you will enjoy reading the Adventures of Sister Annika Kamaleilani Bruno as you have previous blogs from my other three daughters.

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