Today we all rose early this morning to catch a boat from Lapu Lapu Island to Olangu to participate in the Camp J Building Project! Little did we know that we would be the first people to begin the project...
Red is the colour of the day – red in my hair, red on my clothes, red on my feet, red in the water going down the shower drain… and if that wasn’t enough to satisfy the red theme Uganda currently has going on, there’s some of the team sporting bright red skin.
Today we started our day on the rooftop overlooking the varied landscape that spanned to the horizon, while enjoying the crepes before us wonderfully made by our gracious cooks. We had a brief devotion, provided by Shane, an excerpt from Mark 2:15 that reflected upon the way we view others, especially the ones that are quickly judged by those who believe they are of a higher moral ground.
We’re here, safe and sound!
Apologies for everyone waiting with bated breath to hear from the Uganda team (just needed to sort out some internet connectivity issues).
Launch Day was a fabulous time of team building and fun – a great way to start the trip. And now… a tally of our journey…
Prior to coming on this trip we all knew the criteria; we all knew we would witness poverty and confronting sights, but no information pack could prepare us for today.
A - Austin photobombing everyone’s photos, especially mine (both intentional and unintentional).
B - Breaking down. The “taxi” breaking down multiple times throughout the day.
C - Cebu. Today we explored the city of Cebu, visiting different common tourist attractions.
D - Devotion. We started the morning with a devotion from the book of Mark during breakfast and we will be continue to do the same each day.
E- Earl. We properly met Pastor Earl today (our host for the first week and an half) and he took us around he city of Cebu and gave us some fun facts about the history of the Philippines.
The unity of our group has only gone up after being trapped in airports and planes together for the past day. After Tash Talks making us all crack up, Erin "borrowing" a pillow from Singapore Airlines and lots of deep chats on transport, we have become quite a tight knit group.
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