It has been busy over here, that’s for sure. I’ll try to recap the highlights…
I believe shortly after we wrote last, we had the mother of all flat tires. We were headed back up the Manipis road from church in Cebu and our back tire went flat. Now, for those of you who know the Manipis road… it is in a constant state of construction/road widening/just keeping the landslides off the roadway. So needless to say it’s really rocky. Not heavily populated either. So we got to push the motorcycle uphill, on a rocky road, in the heat, with a flat for a little over a half kilometer, which was plenty far. (When I say we, I mean Jesse… I was more of a cheerleader). But we got to the vulcanizer, who was very helpful and got us on our way in no time. But after that we decided it was time to get new tires… and so far, they’re working great! So that’s pretty exciting.
I got to watch a play that the older students put on for the school. We have quite good actresses and actors here! They really got into their roles, and even dressed up for them. There was a kidnapping, and an investigation, and lots of crying about the kidnapping. It all ended well though, the kidnapped was returned, and the kidnappers and investigators even became Christians. It was quite good.
We have been able to return to a couple churches that we went to at the start of our trip – Pathways and Metropolitan Christian Fellowship, so it’s been nice to see people again and not feel like total newcomers.
Our Thursday night study is going well – still making our way through the series in Mark. We have been seeing new faces, which is always fun. Please pray we would continue to see more people there, and that they would keep returning.
Jesse is quickly becoming best friends with our mechanic. He has spent a lot of time there, between all the vehicles.
A couple of the students and I have been playing guitar after school some, which is a great time. They’ve got Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Happy Birthday down pretty well. It’s good having the kids around – no matter what’s going on, they can brighten the day pretty quickly.
Thanks for continuing to pray for us.