|Amber, Me, Alex, Genevieve, Rebecca|
and we will be serving for the next year in the…
town of Sagay on the Island of Camiguin in the PHILIPPINES!!!
|I'll be living in the lime green part!|
From the little research I have done about the Island, I have learned a few things:
- Camuigun is the second smallest Island in the Philippines
- it looks like Jurassic Park when you're approaching it by ferry
- the people speak English- but their main language is Visayan (or Visaya or Bisaya ..not really sure how it's officially spelled)
- this island did NOT get hit by that Typhoon (Praise the Lord)
- it does rain a lot
- the people LOVE to karaoke and dance
- they have this delicious island fruit called lanzones (which Fr. Eric Leyble describes as a sweet grape that you have to peel),
- we'll be living in a typical bamboo style house
- of course we will be living amongst TONS of lizards (which we all know are just my favorite. not.)
- we'll be eating a lot of fish and rice and eggs…and ice cream.
|This is the house we will be living in!|
|It really does look like Jurassic Park.|
For our ministries in Camiguin: we will be focusing on teaching Religion in Holy Rosary high school, starting a feeding program to give the students a hot meal every day, starting a Youth Group and a Choir, and possibly starting a Nursery School and visiting the people in the remote mountain villages.
To see what the past missionaries have worked on with the school, watch this video:
Along with these Missionaries, there is a family of missionaries that are actually Filipino! The Leaño's have actually moved to where the Typhoon hit so they can really be a part of the relief services. Please read Lindsey Romero's blog to learn more about their relief work and how your donations have helped:
Also, if you'd like to donate to Family Mission's Company for us to personally support the relief efforts, you may donate here: DONATE TO THE PHILIPPINES HERE
SALAMAT SA DIOS! Thanks be to God!