June 28, 2017

Observations from Serving…

Observations about Kalibo

1. Despite the poverty, people are happy.
2. Kids who don’t have anything are still enjoying themselves. 
3. It’s important for us to support ministries like this one who are doing great things.
1. Kids are happy even though they don’t have much… even ones that don’t have what I have.
2. I couldn’t believe where people live, their houses are made of sticks.
1. People live in places that native Americans lived in several hundred years ago.
2. Kids don’t pout when they are bored, they just make up games.
3. How some string and an old milk jug turns into a hand washing station that prevents disease.
1. I noticed that people are happy.
2. That people keep trying and don’t give up.
3. Poor people work hard to make it.
1. Women are the leaders keeping things together.
2. The mixing of technology and primitive living was surprising. Televisions and cell phones combined with dirt floors seemed odd.
3. English was spoken most everywhere and Jesus was understood and well-known by most of the people we were with.
1. I was impressed with women in leadership.
2. Landscaping is very pretty here.
3. Joy of the children that we met.

Dinner with the angels:
Our last night in the Philippines was so special because we got to hear the ICM choir sing and hear all their stories. The ICM choir is made up of children who come from homes that live off of 50 cents or less per day. A lot of them don’t have access to clean water and children in their villages have died from simple things like diarrhea. These kids were some of the happiest I have ever met, and it was a privledge to share a meal with them, laughing and talking. They looked and sang like angels!

2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Woo-hoo women's are awesome!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great reflections!

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