As we return to the Philippines, we make the transition back to village life one step at a time.
Step #1: Manila. Upon our arrival back to the Philippines, we spent four days in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. During this brief time, we spent time shopping for items that we can’t usually find on our island. This usually means long rides in taxis through the Manila traffic.
Step #2: Trip to the village. After a one-hour commercial flight, our family arrived back to Puerto. A few days later, Stephen, Abigail, and Luke made the three-hour road trip to the village. During their four-day visit, they attended church with the believers and painted their rooms. Moving back to the Philippines is hard for the kids as they said good-bye to their friends in the States. However, we promised them that upon our return to the Philippines they could repaint their rooms. This promise gave them something to look forward to.
Abigail chose to go with a light brown with a dark green trim. The boys decided to paint their room with a dark blue with yellow trim (for University of Michigan) and with orange trim (for Detroit Tigers). As promised, Stephen also painted the team logos on the doors.
Thank you for your prayers as we have taken these steps. Within a few days, we will post another update concerning the other steps we are making toward moving back into the village.