Sunday, May 31, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Hey from the Philippines! Today was one of the days where you work hard but the payout is amazing. We had some leftover rice after the camp last week (like 100lbs) so we bagged the rice up and went down to the dump in Lutopan and handed out the bags to those that are always down there. They seemed to enjoy getting the rice and were excited. We did some shopping in town and got some special chocolate cake for the team from Julie's. Back at the farm people painted and fixed parts of the playground.
One thing you learn when you come here is how short things last here because of the weather and certain things constantly needs fixing every year it seems! We are considering our ministry possibilities for the next two weeks and the days are starting to fill up with lots of cool things. Keep praying for us as we consider these things and also as we hit the half way point. The farmer's tans are starting to emerge and we are still looking for Ben.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Today was a day of unexpected events. The Morrisons, Lisa, and Abby left Shofar to teach at a youth group that contacted us just this morning. After arriving in Lutopan, plans were changed but the day was still a success. Lisa and Abby's first trip to Lutopan was full of potholes, purple eggplants, a funeral procession (Don't worry - we are all still alive, however we still haven't found Ben...), chickens, a multi-cab of empty water jugs, bananas, and mice and dogs walking down grocery aisles like they own the place. Sasha driving the multi-cab up the mountain was also a highlight of the day.
Back at home, the rest of the team worked super hard cleaning and preparing for our two day camps at the dump which begin tomorrow. Please pray that the children we will be teaching will be open to all that God has for them. We ended the day by standing at the very top of the mountain overlooking the beauty of God's creation.
Thanks for all of your prayers, everyone. We love and miss you. Hoping all is well back in the States!
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Ps: An explanation for the photo.. Nate almost didn't make it through the Japan airport - but was finally able to bribe security to let him through after a short acoustic set consisting mostly of his earlier music. (no hits, deep tracks only..)