So here we are in the Philippines, specifically the island of Cebu. For three weeks, we are staying at a YWAM base. After the initial shock, we began to settle in and are feeling at home very quickly…mainly due to the amazing hospitality of our hosts.
Here is where the five of us wake up each morning….and come back to cool off at night. After the high temperatures and 99% humidity, that AC unit is one of our biggest blessings!
This is where we eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The staff works very hard to please us, and though the food is not what we are used to, we are definitely not going hungry
The pictures below show where we congregate while waiting (which we do a lot of!) and where we watch the kids play basketball.
Here is how we get around….
Believe it or not, our family of five, our interpreter, and the driver can all fit on one taxi! Our team of 18 can also fit in one van when needed…the kids keep us entertained and distracted by singing complete with sign language or dance moves!
Our days are full. The morning routines vary. We have prayed for the sick at the local hospital, ministered at the nearby prison, done neighborhood prayer walks, evangelism at the park and the mall, and led worship and intercession at the YWAM base.
Every afternoon we load up and head to the slums where our team leads a mothers Bible study, puts on a program for the kids with music, dancing, skits, testimonies, and prayer. We play with the kids, do crafts, and share the love of Jesus any way we can. We also get to take them a meal and hand out dresses and shirts where there is a need.
In just a few more days, our team will head to the north part of the island to work on an evangelism campaign with Impact World Tour. And the adventure continues…