Lasts night’s sleep was great, a standard 7 hours shut eye on the cool, tiled floor with 5 dogs barking at your door, it doesn’t get any snoozier than that at YWAM. I thank God every day for our prepared brekky at 7am sharp. With the silence of fresh bed eyes we gather and prepare for our day among yummy bread and sweetened cornflakes. Joel led our morning devotion exploring Mark 10, focusing on monetary values versus our heart values. Pushing Jesus’ followers to not only abide by his commandments but also his values, commanding us to seek God ahead of all things.
Next, an early worship session with the whole base in the shining white room of comfort, we sang and praised our Giver in all His victory. Some standing, some crouching, whilst a beam of light shone upon the houses around us as the street filled with screaming worship lyrics.
Migrating up to the 3rd floor, we listened contently to an elaborate story surrounding Jacinta’s life; as she spoke of her broken family, we began to see the light that God had given her despite the hardship she faced - a moving story for all.
As Saturday was the day of the Jesus Fiesta (Jesus parade)), preparation was necessary. As the Filipino’s loooove drama, another skit was required, so it was decided, “God looks at the heart” was to be our play from the Bible. Consisting of a game show, presenting a variety of contestants, God ultimately chooses the humble Jesus-lover to be the most suitable candidate.
5 corn on a cobs later, lunch was quickly down the hatch and we were ready for our relaxing afternoon of preparation. From battering at least fifty million chicken quarters to preparing (and ruining) signs, we watched as the staff and students prepared for their most treasured event of the year.
After our fried chicken dinner, we went shopping at the local Gaisano mall as a team, and our adopted Australian teammate, Nathaniel. Buying lovely pressies for our families, we realised how much they mean to us in the grand scheme of things, even on this tiny island. With the beautiful humidity in the air and light showers that bring our scorching hearts back to land, we rest peacefully knowing our place in the world is forever solidified wherever God needs us.
- doconut pink with a hint of tomato sauce, C
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