Cooking Fish

One of the suppers we fixed while on Samal Island was bangus (milk fish). We cooked them like our Filipino friends do, ate them with rice and veggies and enjoyed a great meal!

Saying "See you Later"

It was hard to say "see you later" to my sister yesterday when she left. I had the song "God Be With You Til We Meet Again" going through my head. That song always ended our annual family reunions on my dad's side of the family when I was growing up.

We had a wonderful time showing Sarah around Davao and areas close by. We are thankful she came to visit.









God be with you till we meet again;
By His counsels guide, uphold you,
With His sheep securely fold you;
God be with you till we meet again

Refrain

Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus' feet;
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we meet again.

God be with you till we meet again;
Neath His wings protecting hide you;
Daily manna still provide you;
God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain

God be with you till we meet again;
With the oil of joy anoint you;
Sacred ministries appoint you;
God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain

God be with you till we meet again;
When life's perils thick confound you;
Put His arms unfailing round you;
God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain

God be with you till we meet again;
Of His promises remind you;
For life's upper garner bind you;
God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain

God be with you till we meet again;
Sicknesses and sorrows taking,
Never leaving or forsaking;
God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain

God be with you till we meet again;
Keep love's banner floating o'er you,
Strike death's threatening wave before you;
God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain

God be with you till we meet again;
Ended when for you earth's story,
Israel's chariot sweep to glory;
God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain

Great Time

We've had a fun two weeks with my sister here. Below are some pictures from various outings!
Today, we are a bit sad as she will be leaving for the airport in about 4 hours from now.

eating puto mayo and native hot chocolate

Seagull Mountain Resort

At the Butterfly park

Beautiful Philippines

In a cave on Samal Island that was used by Japanese in WWII

In Uyngeran (ChinaTown)

Eating at the house we stayed in on Samal Island

Playing in the falls at Hagamit Falls

Sarah getting a chance to use a more traditional CR (bathroom)

Cultural Experiences


Sarah's first trike ride



Enjoying the market

Enjoying native cocoa and puta mayo

rambutan

Shopping at Aledevinco - a great place for Filipinia items

Having coffee at a local coffee shop

Going to Malagoes Garden Resort. We had a great afternoon
there. I could've posted numerous photos!

Buying pomelo on the way home from Malagoes.

Ben showing Aunt Sarah a durian fruit.

We've been enjoying showing Sarah around Davao! It is such a blessing to have her here!!!

Eden with Aunt Sarah

There are numerous pictures I could post of our sight seeing with my sister Sarah, but I'll just post a few. Today we went to Eden Nature Park. It was a great day of enjoying nature and time with Sarah.