Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Orteza Family
My sister Rowena and her husband Jun, have five children: Jacob. Jeremy. Liwliwa, Lyka, and Rhiza. They live a simple life in a barangay (village) called Santa Filomena. He is an industrious farmer and a very kind husband and father. When she is not cooking or doing laundry or cleaning her house, she tends to her own little store and serves as the Barangay Secretary. My sister moves more slowly than I do that sometimes I feel impatient watching her do her work. :) But she has a different style ever since we were younger.
Their children go to Alinunu Elementary School. They are dedicated to learning about God; they attend church every Sunday unless it rains. (They believe that the kids would get sick if their heads get wet.) They host a children's bible school at their house once a week. We send bible study materials for the teachers to use.
It was really nice to have spent time with them as a family. The cousins got to know each other. My nieces and nephews like learning English from their cousins while my own kids wished that they could speak Ilocano better.
Lyka and her dad.
Jun and Lyka