Tag Archives: Philippines

Quoting Frangipane, Again

Because I purchase the cheapest tickets possible when I travel overseas, my trips involve a lot of airport layovers and plane changes. I could get there faster and less exhausted if I would spring for better tickets…but usually I’m spending … Continue reading

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Home Again

  I’ve just returned from three weeks in the Philippines and I’m shaking off jet lag and culture shock like a dog climbing out of the pond. I’m suddenly delighted with the tiniest things: sheets that caress, rather than scratch, … Continue reading

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Flashback to the Philippines: Salvations and Spiders

(excerpted from 2013 journal)   Day 7 Big day planned. Mike has scheduled an all day event in the town of ******. He’s reserved the city gym, a large, covered, open air building with a real stage and bleachers on two sides. We … Continue reading

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Flashbacks from the Philippines: Charlie

(excerpt from 2013 journal) This afternoon we visited a “village” consisting of 8-10 homes – very poor, very little land, no electricity – as primitive as it gets in a world even remotely touched by the west. Under a frayed … Continue reading

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Flashbacks from the Philippines: Jail Ministry

(another excerpt from 2013 journal) Day 3 We were scheduled to teach a 20-30 minute lesson at the ***** Police Department for a program the government calls “Moral Recovery”, designed to instill morality and integrity in public servants. It’s mandatory attendance. … Continue reading

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Flashbacks from the Philippines: Manila

(As I prepare for another trip, and my heart turns toward my island friends, I thought you might enjoy a few excerpts from last year’s journal) (from 2013 journal) Manila. I’ve traveled 30 hours to get here. Had to leave the … Continue reading

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