OBI- July 17- Day in Manila

OBI has safely arrived in Manila and will fly out tomorrow at 12:55 PM. I will try and update you all with our flight numbers once we get through security at the Manila Airport tomorrow! For now, enjoy today’s update from Nate and Josh.
Today we got up a little earlier than normal so that we had some extra time to make last minute preparations and say goodbye to all the wonderful people that helped make this trip possible and mostly free of hiccups. For our last breakfast on Boracay, Amy and Aileen cooked us rice casserole and over-easy eggs along with some fresh bananas. Then, right after breakfast, we took goodbye pictures with our sign and with Dan and Tori Beaver and some of the house staff. Once goodbyes were over we went outside and waited a little while the bus to take us to the dock. After a quick boat ride over to Panay, we rode on a bus for about two hours to get to the airport. After a short delay, we were on our way to Manila. The flight wasn’t very long, and we were soon back on the ground.
On our way to the condo we are staying at for the night, we were planning to stop at the World War II Memorial but it was closed because of the typhoon yesterday. We got to the condo and put our stuff away and quickly headed back out to go to a nearby mall for a few hours. After a lot of walking, a few purchases,  and a few Krispy Kreme donuts to celebrate Rachel’s birthday we went back to the condo.  We did team devotions and some debriefing while we waited for the pizza to arrive for dinner. After we ate, we had fun talking and hanging out as a team for the rest of the night. We have also enjoyed hanging out the past 2 days with Elizabeth who is one of the missionaries here with First Love! We are thankful for the relationships we have built with the staff and Filipinos during our stay here.

Team picture with our missionaries Dan and Tori Beaver

Team picture with our missionaries Dan and Tori Beaver


OBI loves Clod and all his silliness!

OBI loves Clod and all his silliness!


Hanging out in the Kalibo Airport

Hanging out in the Kalibo Airport


Happy Birthday Rachel!!! Celebrating in style with Krispy Kreme Donuts

Happy Birthday Rachel!!! Celebrating in style with Krispy Kreme Donuts


Boys having fun in the van

Boys having fun in the van


Pizza Hut for dinner!

Pizza Hut for dinner!


Cari hanging out in the condo!

Cari hanging out in the condo!


Jade with missionary Elizabeth as well as Dan and Tori's daughter

Jade with missionary Elizabeth as well as Dan and Tori’s daughter