The pictures say it all! Reading tutorials, painting the school, medical and dental services, camp talks, sports, pilgrimage, celebrations...all were imbued with friendship, fun and service. That's why 7 days were not enough for Dyanne, Val, Marya, Pauline, Diane, Mikay, Soren, Ria, Tetchie, Alex, Gemma and Sal. We didn't want to leave...and so we shall do this again and again and again....
Another fun and fulfilling mission! Definitely added more memories to my Iraya Family as well as to more moments that Valerie and I will never forget! From the preparation months before including cataloging medicines, buying gifts for the kids, and planning activities, then finally giving the art and health classes, helping out with the medical mission, "shuutttaaasssss", "Youuu knowww," mermaids, turtles, and so much more! We pumped our own water every day, washed our laundry by hand, finished the mural in less than 3 days, worked really hard, sweat, blood, mosquito bites, language barriers, but all worth it, because in the end, when you seek out to help or teach other people, you gain so much more than you give and learn the priceless lessons no one can teach... Truly a glimpse of God's love for us. And did I mention how good the food was? :)
Thank you so much to Emerie Gold Pangalinan for taking charge, Mommy Emmy, to Val for more pics, and esp. to the Campo family for their hospitality and generosity! Looking forward to the next missions AND LIFE, with wider eyes, a lighter soul, and a more grateful heart.
And just in case anyone else is interested, the next one's in December! Just in time for CHRISTMAS!! :)
by JELLICA SADI