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Health, Wealth, and Faith Concludes

Kathryn Williams and Allyson Backstrom here… Our three-week adventure has drawn to a close. The past 36 hours are a blur due to travel and a 12-hour time zone change. We had our final gathering last night so we could bid farewell to the five students who will study at...

Bataan Peninsula

Saturday (July 30), we took a tour of the Bataan Peninsula to see the various sights of the Bataan Death March. It was a sobering experience that gave us a little deeper perspective on that era of history. It was interesting to learn that the Japanese had expected the...

7/26/16 – Mr. MOOG

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the delayed post. Here is an update from our tour at MOOG. Today was our first day of fun in Bag City (Bagio City). In the morning we met with Doug Dilley, the general manager of MOOG. We had a short presentation bout the MOOG corporation as...

7/27 Adventures in Baguio city

We started our day at Tandiangan community in Baguio. The center is basically a daycare for kids and displaced people. There, the kids learn math, the alphabet, play, and eat a snack or lunch depending on the time they are there. The Tandiangan community center is run...

7/25/16 Goodbye Manila, Hello Baguio City

Good morning everyone! Today we left Manila and drove to Baguio City. We left at 10 am and got to Baguio around 3 pm. As we drove out the traffic was not that bad, a clear sign we were headed out of the horrendous traffic of Manila. Baguio City is a mountainous area...

El Shadai – Saturday, July 23

Saturday July 23, 2016 Karla, our international relations coordinator that has helped organize most of our trip on this end, had saved us a an early, long drive out to Quiapo this morning with yesterday’s stop, so we finally had an open morning! Students slept...

Exploring Mystical Christianity at Mt. Banahaw

Hey everyone! Today we explored a barangay, which can be thought of as a large neighborhood and community, at the beautiful Mt. Banahaw. This impressive mountain is about two and a half hours outside of Manila (with no traffic) and it was refreshing to be in such a...

7/22/16 – Health Care in the Philippines

It was an early start to the day and we had already found ourselves stuck in the overwhelming traffic of the city of Manila. For those of you that don’t know about Manila, it’s about the 2/3 the size of Manhattan but about double the population. And so its not unusual...

New Beginnings at New Bilibid Prison

Hello everyone, Today was possibly the best day yet! For we were all able to go to the largest jail in all the Philipines that houses approximately 43% of all of the male prisoners. Yesterday we had a brief orientation given by a very lovely women by the name of...

Poverty, Theology and Health

Good morning everyone! Today was possibly the most academic day so far, we had three lectures today starting at 8 am. The first lecture really brought the country’s socioeconomic status into reality. The lecture was titled “The Economic of Poverty” and a professor of...