Quarter House Pensionne
Travel Blogs from Tacloban
This weekend we have a lovely, girly celebration of Mother Mary's birthday with our first official Girl's Day in Cangumbang. Three of my friends came out with me to pamper the girls with a hair salon, nail salon, and make up station! When we arrived and began washing their hair, of course the boys wanted to join in too. So eventually we let them in on the hair washing fun, it became virtually a ...
... and gone
and I've learned how to leave it where it is
and I see that I was wrong
for ever doubting I could win"
Again I felt myself tearing up, but effortlessly smiling as I watched them all gather around the microphone and belt out the song. Afterwards they all came running over to me. :)
We concluded the blessing with a massive meal served downstairs. The children were given pre-boxed meals and the adults were served plates of food. ...
... everyone else played in small groups and tried out the cameras of all the visitors. Again I took a step back and looked in to the future of the center, and the many similar days we will have filled with even more resources within the center's walls.
Thank you to all the donors who continue to support the construction of the center and the finishing touches. I am elated to announce that we have set the date for the formal blessing, which will be held on August 23rd, 2013.
I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with the leaders of the churches here in the Visayas.
Both the Villacotes and Campos's have come to the United Church of God from the Jerusalem Church of God which essentially has the same beliefs. The Jerusalem Church is part of the Church of God (Seventh Day), yet operates quite independently. They have 500 members in this area. It was all so very interesting to me as every day on this trip is!
... children giggled as the water sprinkled their warm faces. I continued to rinse their hands until everyone seemed ready for lunch.
One by one Rachel and I made the children's sandwiches and handed them out. The kids were very well-behaved, they stood in two nice lines and waited patiently for their turn. When we ran out of bread I told the kids if they got plates or bowls from their houses then we would fill those too. As they ran to search for containers ...