Friday, September 26, 2008

Kakabay Revisited

Last weekend when we visited Valley Cathedral Children's Home, our friend, Greg, was able to arrange a trip to Kakabay. The time I spent in Kakabay was the highlight of my outreach last year. I was eager to revisit my friend, Robuan. I was honored to be part of his becoming a Christian and his baptism. I looked forward to seeing him again and finding out how we is doing.
Saturday afternoon we made the drive to Kakabay. Greg promised me that his new tires would get us through the garbage dump since it had not rained much in the past few days. That may have worked except for the jeepney that had already gotten stuck and was now blocking the path. So we took to our feet. Fortunately, it had not been raining so we were not sloshing our way through it.

Since last year, they have expanded the school building to include the covered area we had puppet shows and visited with people last year.

Even in Kakabay, basketball is popular.

I made a small photo album of pictures I had taken last year in Kakabay. The kids loved seeing themselves and their friends. I later gave the album to the people of Kakabay. Robuan will keep it since he is the Barangay Captain. That way everyone can see it.

Remember the mystery fruit from a while ago? This is pomello while still ripening on the tree.

This is the part I had waited for - meeting with Robuan. It was good to find he is still following Christ, although he struggles with old habits sometimes. His strength is growing and his numbness diminishing in the side of his body affected by the stroke we have been praying for. While Jerry has been so helpful in each of our meetings, we are eager for the time we can share stories without a translator.

Time to go...

As the Lord puts it on your heart, pray for the people of Kakabay. They live a difficult life. The church is growing there, but it is very young. Pray for their health and spiritual growth.
To travel down memory lane you can visit these posts from last year about Kakabay:


  1. I like the picture of the kids doing the butterfly wave. Love you guys.


    (this is from my laptop at school) love ya lots Alexie, Adriana, Alayna,Annalise, Uncle Tom and Aunt Lisa.

  2. I miss you guys!!!!!!! Kakabay looks beautiful.... I wish i could be there with you. I showed this blog to my teachers and they said you must be a lovely family and i said you are. In the picture of Alayna and the pomello tree my teachers thought it was me. I'm going to start emailing you guys to you guys later. love ya


  3. Lisa taught them the butterfly wave with Grandma in mind.

    We love you, Jordan.
    Uncle Tom