Tuesday, April 08, 2014

"It's more fun in the Philippines"

It's more fun in the PhilippinesFilipinos, and specially filipino Christian’s are the happiest and nicest people ever. Obviously it’s other things than wealth, career, materialism and high living standard that gives the ultimate comfort and joy!

Otherwise we had a fun trip visiting a church, a schoolsupport-program and a missionary, and getting many new awesome friends! John Christian
Katukayo! My new friend John Christian! He was born at 3:16, so than they of course had to call him John (,the) Christian!

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
-John 3:16

Filipino style
Filipino style! In the Philippines you find happy kids playing in most streets, fantastic! Majority of population is young. Not as in Norway where you never can drive more than 1 minute in the cities before you end up behind old people driving 15 km/h under the speedlimit. (with all respect to the old people)

Filipino Christian's really trust in God. They're filled with the joy and comfort of the Lord, regardless of powerty and hard circumstances. Here with some our new church friends. Best youths and childrens ever!

Got friends with streetkids, cool guys! Interesting to experience real powerty for almost the first time. Before I mainly traveled wealthy tourist places for hedonic pleasure. We must remember to help the poor, specially if we're living in a rich country where you easily could ignore and forget it.

With our church's missionary in the Philippines. She took good care of us a few days, giving us some exotic experiences too with island hopping. Good to see her meaningful work there and meeting getting friends with her staff also. Here visiting the Youth With a Mission base who's all over the world.

Poor neighbourhoods
Visiting poor neighbourhoods meeting supported children through the schoolprogram. Built on stakes over the shallow sea since they can't afford propertys in the city.

Little Chess genius
My new 11 year old friend Jonard was even better than me in Chess, genius! And when I was thinking he did often seemed to just think about other things and pause, since he obviously already had made up his mind. Just as Magnus Carlsen here. And I could hardly beat him with constant thinking. :)

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