Elementary School Visit & Dansolin Tribe Visit

Trip Start Feb 14, 2011
Trip End Mar 02, 2011

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Flag of Philippines  , Mindanao,
Thursday, February 24, 2011

This morning we visited Cugman Elementary School. It is a big school with over 400 grade 4, 5 and 6 students. Our children were treated like celebrities; the students screamed and asked for autographs! After the program we were invited into the Principal's office where he had a wonderful spread of traditional foods. After a nice visit we headed out to get ready for our trip into the mountains to visit with the Dansolin Tribe.

The trip up the mountain was long and winding, full of dust, diesel fumes and beautiful views. I am very thankful to have had a ride on a Jeepney as walking up the hill, especially with our luggage and supplies, would have been very difficult. When we arrived at the top of the mountain we unloaded our luggage and supplies and walked to the church where we were to stay. We were greeted there by the tribe a nice dinner and a wonderful worship service that went late into the night. We spent the night upstairs in a room behind the church on milk bag mats. It was not nearly as comfortable as our hotel beds, so some of us weren't able to get much sleep.

In the morning we were provided with a lovely breakfast of fresh pork (the tribe slaughtered their best pig for us). We handed out flip-flops and bags with toiletry supplies and the mats that we slept on. Then we had another worship and prayer service before we headed back down the mountain.
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Granny Barb on

What an exciting adventure in service to our Lord and to his church. Can hardly wait to hear and see you in person..May God continue to bless, keep you healthy. We love you

Hailie Schaeffer on

wow ave and sulli it looks that you guys are having a great time!!!! Hope to see you soon.....

Dave Whiting on

Amazing. Bet you could not wait to have your Bed back. Love you Mykelti and Ave. You guys are just down right Special. Love always Papa.

hailie schaeffer on

I'm glad you are having fun! You are really lucky to go on the trip Ave hope you and sulli don't get lost or hurt!!!! Sorry to bug you though but what day are yo coming back??? The only reason i asked is because i really miss you both!

Dwayne on

Averaan & Sully and the rest of the Mission Team are expected back home late Wednesday March 2nd. We all miss you all

olga\Grandma on

Hi Jerri Mykelti & Averaan
You seem to be getting very tried , I hope you'll be Ok on the long trip back.
We pray that God is with you with all of you , and help,s you with every thing . All our Love Grandma

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