Days of Grace

Day 5 & 6 of My First Mission Trip

On the 5th day after devotion and briefing we departed for Biyoy.  Before leaving we had some photos taken. Some of us has grown fond of Kakidongan and the people here.

Jen saved us some 'strangers'!  She was holding a 'home assembled gun' meant to ward of wild animals.

Jen saved us from some 'strangers'!, holding a 'home assembled gun' (of course not loaded) meant to ward of wild animals.

One of the outdoor conveniences...they have 2 to 3!

One of the outdoor conveniences...they have 2 to 3!

Group picture with Ps Rolly, his family and some of the members.  The picture was taken before our hike to Biyoy.

Group picture with Ps Rolly, his family and some of the members. The picture was taken before our hike to Biyoy.

We had about 10minutes ride in the jeepney and had to hike all the way as the trail was too muddy for the jeepney and its load, so the jeepney went ahead with our baggages and we hike for 2 hours to Biyoy.

We had less than 10minutes ride in the jeepney and had to hike all the way for 2 hours as the trail has potholes too huge for the jeepney and its load, so the jeepney went ahead with our baggages.

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The hike took us about 2 hours but we got to enjoy the surrounding natural beauty!

Over the mountains and the hills...we can still smile even though panting :)

Over the mountains and the hills...we can still smile even though panting :)

Climb every mountain, cross every stream...sounds familiar :) Well we did go up and down several times and cross 2 streams :P

Climb every mountain, cross every stream...sounds familiar :) Well we did go up and down several times and cross 2 streams :P

Whilst the pastors crossed the bridge...

Whilst the pastors crossed the bridge...

the team waded across the stream ^_^

...the team wanted to 'play', so we waded across the stream ^_^

We enjoyed the the ‘hike’ thoroughly.  phi2005_0205-kakidongan-girlsLittle did we know some of the girls was hiding in the jeepney and followed us to Biyoy…they wanted to spend more time with us, we were really touched by their spirit!

We were served a special dish for lunch…instant noodle soup!  Over in phi2005_0187-biyoy-lunch1Philippines, the instant noodle is served as a dish.  We had that with rice!

After lunch while the ladies freshened up at a house nearby (the house we were staying in at Biyoy had no water supply at that time, piping problem), the men went to the stream to have their bath…I won’t post any pictures here ;)though very tempted, even got video :D

After a ‘candle light dinner’ phi2005_0192-biyoy-candlelight-dinner we walked to a nearby community hall for service.  There were no electricity supply in Biyoy so candles and oil lamps were used.

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Sister Linda sharing her testimony with Ps Agusto as translator.

About 60 attended the service and 15 came forward for altar call.  Service ended at 9.40pm and we headed back to Ps Salome’s home for briefing and fellowship before calling it a night.

Day 6 – We got up early, had breakfast and devotion then packed to leave for Bambang again at 8.30am.  We had a good view of the mountainous terrain on the way out to Bambang, passing plots of padi fields, corn fields and citrus orchards.  The journey down wasn’t as bumpy and long as the journey up to Kakidongan.

Since we have some free time before tonight’s meeting, we stopped by Solano and bought some necessities and did some marketing.

Browsing in a Christian Bookshop.

Browsing in a Christian Bookshop.

Solano market, we bought loads of clams and 'sausage' like thing as addition for dinner at Ps Agusto's home.

Solano market, we bought loads of clams and 'sausage' like thing as addition for dinner at Ps Agusto's home.

A fast food outlet called Chowking.  The 'halo-halo' was refreshing and 'siew mai' very yummy!

A fast food outlet called Chowking. The 'halo-halo' was refreshing and 'siew mai' very yummy!

Upon reaching Bambang, we had our ‘bath’.  Below is a video, which I enjoyed so much!  Please turn your speakers on…you must listen to the commentator :P

Wil enjoying the clams...very fresh and sweet and cheap!

Wil enjoying the clams...very fresh and sweet and cheap!

After our baths and dinner, Aaron, Adino and Leon ministered to the youths at Ps Agusto’s church.

Adino sharing to the attentive youths.

Adino sharing to the attentive youths.

Leon sharing his testimony.

Leon sharing his testimony.

Altar call and prayer.

Altar call and prayer.

Games after service!

Games after service!

The youths had a wonderful time!

That was our 6th day!  To bed soon after as we needed to be up pretty early the next day for a long journey.

19 March, 2009 - Posted by | Life, Testimonies, Thoughts | , ,

5 Comments »

  1. wow you have pictures everyday of the trip..
    looks like a great mission trip…
    any plans for another one?

    nancy said: Oh yes…a few more days to go! A great trip indeed :)
    another one?…the desire is there, the heart is willing, waiting for the word…GO!

    Comment by ensl | 20 March, 2009 | Reply

  2. AHHH! Don’t show the video!! I remember the girl on the right had a thing for Aaron. Or was it the other way round? Hehe.

    You know I keep persuading Poey Chin to cook instant noodles with rice and she doesn’t believe we actually had that meal.

    nancy said: Errr..hahaha, no la I won’t show ‘that’ video.
    I will check with Aaron and get back to you on that…about the girl! ;)
    You can show Poey Chin the photo! (I think she didn’t want to serve you too much carbo in one meal!)

    Comment by Adino | 20 March, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hahaha the video so funny…

    nancy said: Yup…funny, the amazing thing is, it was impromptu and the two of them just flowed along with each other!

    Comment by Alexandra | 21 March, 2009 | Reply

  4. Read n see all yr mission trip ‘days’ make me wan to go boo boo but can’t go la

    Comment by blossomteoh | 7 April, 2009 | Reply

  5. hei, i do still visit from time to time…will u write on your blog again?

    Comment by blossom | 3 March, 2010 | Reply


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