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Friday, August 19, 2011

better late than never.

Late Friday August 19
Tagbilaran, Bohol

hello blog readers!
We spent today traveling from Leyte to Bohol. Again by land and sea. We had true Fillipino experiences this morning riding a packed bus and then a packed outrigger for several hours. The journey took us to the island of Bohol where IDEA's headquarters is located. Each island is as beautiful as the next. We really enjoyed our trip today.

Thursday was our last work day at the dorm. It was productive and was completed by a presentation from the school officials and teachers to thank our team. Government authorities were present. Students sang and danced. The deaf students danced for us and they have rhythm (more than I can say for some hearing folk). :) it was really amazing. We enjoyed Filippino food with the teachers and our construction teammates. We completed our evening with a trip to the pool and the water slide of death. It was bittersweet to leave our project and new friends. I am so excited, however, for the progress made on the dormitory taking IDEA several steps closer to having students move in.

We will spend tomorrow morning in Bohol before our long flights home begin in the evening. We will see you all soon. I hope you are enjoying Mark's videos, he is working very hard on them!
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters.
kate.

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