Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pictures of Our Apartment

Our bedroom

Living and Dining Room

Kitchen, with banana chocolate chip muffins in the oven!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Exploring Our New City

Hello Everyone!

We just wanted to do a quick post and show you some pictures we took while exploring Davao! We take the jeepneys to the malls for grocery shopping, language training, and Krispy Kreme donuts! We also got to travel to a church last weekend and spend some time sharing and helping with some training. The training was to raise interest in missions among the youth at the church we visited. We had a great time and made some new friends there. Look for another post coming soon!

Joe and Elizabeth

View of the street from a pedestrian bridge, to the right is a mall
with all of the colorful jeepneys lined up ready to go!
The other side of the street, there's even a Pizza Hut!

Elizabeth and I sharing last weekend.

Monday, October 12, 2015

It's more fun in the Philippines!

It really IS fun in the Philippines!! Here's some reasons why:

Our Filipino friends!

Our snorkeling boat! We spent the day with new friends looking at
coral and fish, ate fish on the beach, and had fun!

We spent the day at Mati, what a beautiful country!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

From the Philippines!

This is our first blog post from the Philippines!

We have done a lot so far! We've met lots of new people, been to lots of new places, tried new foods, have moved into our apartment, and started language training.

Here's some pictures to show you some of what we've done so far:
Plane ride from Manila to Davao City!

Bananas in the Market! This is where we'll get our fresh fruits and veggies, and hopefully practice our language skills! :)

This is a new fruit we've tried called Mangosteen!
It only grows in this part of the world and the
season is in August-September.

The inside is white and sweet, delicious!

This is one of the views from our apartment! We even get the privilege of hearing karaoke some nights... more pictures of our home to come in the near future!

We are excited to share everything with you all! We had our first language lesson today and already have a lot of words and phrases to practice. Please be praying for us to learn and acquire the language as quickly as possible. The people here are very friendly and so finding people to practice with should be easy.

We have been so blessed by those who are already here and have much knowledge to share about survival in Davao! Thank you for your prayers for us to transition well here, they have been answered :)