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OBI 7/1 Construction and School Feedings

This is another beautiful day that began with heading to Caticlan Island for work at the Ati School. We plastered the back walls of the exterior and filled in some dirt surrounded by rocks.  More sand sifting so that they could use the sand for the concrete plaster for the walls.  After that we helped serve lunch to the children from the Ati school. A text came telling us that we were in for a treat as we were going back to Boracay Island on...

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OBI 6/30 Answered prayer!

Another day of seeing God work!   Today is Sunday, so we got up and prepared for church with our brothers and sisters here on Boracay. The church is just a short walk and the sun was shining.  The team shared their speech choir, sang ‘Awesome God’, and performed a pantomime. After which, Alec shared a word about encouraging each other and spurring one another on to love and good deeds.  Then the group went to the other building to...

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OBI 6/29 Rain, Rain, Go Away

Our Saturday began with a trip to the far end of the beach where the faces you see are mostly Filipino. This beach is much more quiet and less touristy.  We enjoyed a couple hours of playing before heading back to our rooms. Jim, Steven and Rob took a trike while the rest of us rode in Liv’s van.  Just about 5 minutes into our drive, the skies opened up and it began to rain, leaving the guys in the trike getting wet.  However, the rest of...

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OBI 6/28 Another beautiful day on Boracay

We got up bright and early this fine Friday morning and after some time with God, we climbed up the hill to the “Vista” for breakfast. After that we were off again to the Agape Ministry Center for manual labor.  Today there was more sand sifting and wire cutting for the girls, while the guys shoveled stone that will be used for the concrete they will mix in a couple days.  There was also moving dirt in place to hold the forms for...

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OBI – Thurs. 6/27 Full day of ministry

After waking to an amazing sunrise on the boat, we packed up yet again getting off one boat and right on to another.  This ride took us to the island where we will spend most of the next 16 days. All the reports have been confirmed, the island is amazingly beautiful!! And incredibly HOT!!! After breakfast at the “Vista,” we all headed down to the beach for some water time.  So refreshing (and yes, lots of sunscreen was applied)!  We...

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OBI 6/26 We have arrived!

After a 13 hour flight, we arrived in Manila and it is Wednesday here, somehow, we totally skipped Tuesday.  Our day consisted of waiting at the airport, driving through Manila traffic, McDonalds Filipino style. walking through a WWII war memorial, an Asian Mall, Taco Bell, money exchange, and the bread store.  Now we have boarded a bus that will take us about two hours south to the port where we will take a boat overnight to Boracay Island. ...

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