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... Manila and on to Hong Kong. Then in the morning fly to Los Angeles and Cincinnati. Larry Darden was not able to be with us as his flight was earlier through Taipei, Taiwan.
We came to the airport where we said good-bye to Raul, Marita and James Villacote. They have been most gracious and kind to us. A wonderful visit with them. Marita and James are Facebook friends, so we're in contact with one another.
The flight was slightly late ...
... hat they had no fare money for transportation. I frowned at her but said we could talk about it once the gas tank was taken care of.
While situating the gas tank in the center, a few of the kids told me that Jon-Jon and his siblings in fact had no rice. And when I asked May Joy if it was true, she nodded.
As we descended the stairs I went to grab my wallet, but was stopped by Nanay Elay. She started explaining that the kids mother ...
... suburbs are known as Barangays. Each Barangay has it's own elected officials and a Chief who are responsible for the major decisions made for the community. I was lucky enough to visit some of these Barangays during my stay. I went to visit one on the coastline. People have rebuilt their homes from scrap material found in the rubble and have continued with their routines. The people here are very open and will talk frankly about who lost what and who died as a result ...
... to the complete devastation of the entire village, to the fight to get the community's needs met, to the center repairs finally being completed.
I now have a center that is better than ever before, set in a village that is stronger than ever before.
I cannot wait to see the future of these children, their lives have truly been changed by the support they have received.
Thank you all for supporting my project, I am eternally grateful for every ounce of it.
Though the center still stands with apparent scars of the typhoon's wrath, we have been happily preparing the center for the Blessing ceremony, making sure the essential finishing touches are completed to call it repaired. This weekend the kids joined me in cleaning the furniture and the inside of the center, they eagerly cleaned the bathroom (tell me the last time you saw an American ...