Another week has flown by, and we have reached our one month mark. We have had an exciting and busy last week, so this blog might get lengthy, so hang on.
Monday and Tuesday was ALS (Alternative Learning System) Graduation in Toledo City. This was a very large event, with 23 elementary students and 1,200 or so high school students all from the Toledo City area and from ALS schools. We had 8 of our current students graduating from elementary level to high school, so we brought them as well as Teacher Recel to Toledo to take part in the festivities. Monday was just a practice day, and Tuesday was the real deal. The students were very excited to be there and had a good time. We also got to see some former Shofar students who had graduated high school and are moving on to higher education. It was a great couple of days spending time with our students, and getting to know Recel. We also got to enjoy some Jessica’s chicken, which is always a treat. Jesse was able to take a visit to the Shofar TV station and meet Jim Young for lunch.
Wednesday morning we got ready to head to Cebu so that we could be at the immigration office right away in the morning Thursday. Things went well there, so we can stay in the country for a while longer.
This week at our Thursday night Bible study we finished our study In Galatians. So we will be moving on to something new next week. This has been a good group to practice our Cebuano on. They only laugh at us a little bit when we say everything wrong.
Friday after lessons and some grocery shopping we headed back to Shofar. We turned a corner going up the Manipis road and there was a long line of traffic stopped… waiting for equipment to clear out a landslide that had covered the road. We didn’t have to wait long, but it was a good reminder to always be watching the mountain above us.
Today was spent unwinding from the week and doing the normal everyday household chores. It’s been almost cold here lately, pretty windy and rainy… not to worry though it is still humid somehow. No snow quite yet.
God is continuing to teach us and show us how awesome He is even when things don’t go as we plan. We can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate all the prayers. We are praying for you too. Hope the mission is going well back home too.