I know I said I would try posting a few blogs whilst I have been away – and I am on the last leg of the travel in Brunei and I finally have found good enough internet to post something for you all.
My last two weeks have been completely life changing – no question about that! My heart has been twisted and pulled out and put back in multiple times, it is very hard to think going back to Australia is going to be the same.
Whilst I have been away I have been able to see my sponsor child’s situation a lot more in depth than what I did last year. I don’t think I really want to go into it too deeply on here – but it was worse than I had anticipated.
I also had the privilege of being reunited with compassion leaders and teachers from both of the projects and within this trip – I realized the lasting impact I had made on a few significant leaders and teachers from the last trip. It melts my heart to know that a short trip to be thrown into these peoples lives can leave so many incredible memories and relationships that will last a life time.
Compassion is hands down the best sponsorship organisation ever. The wisdom, love and prayer they put into the projects and into the programs we take part of are completely first class. They show us up in Australia when it comes to hosting people with their hospitality, their kind and meaningful words, their respect, their love for the broken and in need. These are just a few things I have found to stand out but there are many more.
As I posted on facebook last night – the Philippines has stolen my heart – I will be back as soon as God grants and I am looking forward to that day coming.
Also below I have some photos from a little cupcake store I found in Manila. GiGi cupcakes. Their cake was beautiful but icing was very hard – they weren’t the best but they were a nice cake fix at the end of the day 🙂
Well – it’s a long and late blog. But I am sure you will enjoy it. 🙂 enjoy the pictures.
Hope your day is great!