No better way to start the day than with some worship! And that’s what we did today, we kicked things off with some amazing worship praising Jesus for how good He is. Of course this was done after a beautiful homemade breakfast, which was delightful to the tastebuds. To finish off worship, one of the local leaders gave us a word on faith and what it means to believe in an invisible God.
Well we have finished the first stage of our journey here in the Philippines, and what a ride it has been. We started Day 12 with a well-received sleep-in, with everyone relaxing before frantically packing bags! We took one last walk down the road towards the mall, passing the sights, smells and smiles that we have become well-accustomed to (okay, maybe not the smell of the meat market :/ )
Today we set out to the other side of Cebu City to participate in a feeding program. Feeding Programs consist of children coming and getting a meal; Pastor Earl explained that it would be the only meal the majority of the kids will eat today. We danced around with the children and sung songs like Father Abraham and Hokey Pokey and then preformed a skit based on the story of King David.
Another classic breakky of rice, eggs, spam and sweet bread for the team before piling into the bus to head to the CCOSCC youth prison.
The morning as always began with an exquisite variation of our traditional breakfast including: rice, spam and bread. After a moving devotion from Emily about the power of belief, and the consequences and opportunities potentially missed through not believing in the power of Christ, we all ran up to our rooms to prepare for a sun/fun filled day of island hopping..
We started off today by splitting into two groups in order to attend four different church services, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Our first service was held in a shopping centre. It was great to hear God’s word be announced to all people nearby to hear. Pastor Joseph showed us the new room in the centre that would be used to hold the services so that God's word can further reach and inspire more people.
Today the team enjoyed a well-deserved and much needed sleep in, meeting for a late devotion at 9:30. After organising our washing and preparing our skit, we went out for lunch. We then traveled in tricycles to the Blue Reef Resort, where we spent the afternoon swimming, playing games and relaxing.
Our Friday began the usual way with a traditional Filipino breakfast consisting of spam, eggs, some fruit and vegetables, and of course rice... a lot of it. It was then a long (and squishy) ride with chauffeur Pastor Earl to the Cebu City Women’s Prison. With a quick work out walking up what seemed to be the worlds steepest road and largest number of stairs, we arrived not knowing what awaited us inside.
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