A Wednesday to Remember

by Annie Orteza, ACM student
Last of three parts


Another highlight of our trip to the Manobo village happened on a Wednesday morning. While I was drinking coffee at the water reservoir, I noticed a young boy, about two years old, approaching the tub, planning to take a bath that cold early morning.

As he removed his shorts, I went to our room and took some soap and shampoo. I bathed that young boy. I then waited for the other children to come, and did the same thing. I noticed that many of them had wounds, scratches and colds.

After these kids took their baths, Tina cut their long fingernails, and Tita Miriam offered free haircut for those with long hair.

At about nine o’clock in the morning, we had our pine tree planting. One pine tree was assigned per partner. The datu first dug the soil, and then we cleared the soil of weeds before we planted the trees. Somebody was assigned to put fences around the pine trees.

The next few hours, we became very busy preparing for special numbers that we will present on our last night with the village. It was an evening of worship, songs, messages, evangelism and repentance.

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