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I decided to spice things up and bring Matilda this weekend, instead of the typical cartoon movie, and the kids loved it. It was so nice to relive one of my childhood favorite movies with all the kids. Even though they didn't all understand every word of the movie, the expressions and silly moments were clearly understood, and it was great to share them with the kids. :)
The kids thoroughly enjoy playing badminton in and out of the center on ...
... still many areas of devastation and piles of destruction across the island, I am still shocked by the amount of progress there has truly been. The village of Cangumbang looks entirely different than it did three days after the typhoon, it is a beautiful thing to witness.
By the end of April I hope to reopen the center officially, a day that will surely be more overwhelming than the first.
... Tacloban. It was a pleasant 1 ½ hour trip with lower deck seating at about $6 and upper deck $8. The lower deck was full so we rode in the upper deck. Like many Asian cities, Cebu is a very prosperous port city with many ships loading and unloading and a high rise city center. We had a couple hours before the flight to Davao, so Roy took me to see the church meeting hall in town before driving to the airport. With so many islands, ...
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... so the entire community will know the best way to utilize the center during floods and storms. Then, and only then, can we continue on the path we had taken only a few steps towards before the storm.
The future of the community is still great, immensely changed by the support of so many individuals they have never met who are praying for them and caring for them in ways they sometimes don't even realize. But we must re-implement the necessities, this is the difficult ...