Our Cebu life…

imageSo 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.

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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!image

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.imageimage

Here is how we get around….

Tricycle Taxi
Tricycle Taxi

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!image

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.

Praying at the hospital
Praying at the hospital
Figuring out a drainage system for the base
Figuring out a drainage system for the base
A homeless girl we bonded with on one of our prayer walks
A homeless girl we bonded with on one of our prayer walks

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.

Isaac and Lucas in the drama
Isaac and Lucas in the drama
Leading worship
Leading worship

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Craft time
Craft time

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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…

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