Tag Archives: Philippines

Prayer for the Philippines

Last Friday we flew back from the Philippines after a two week vacation; the next day typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines) made landfall, carving a path of destruction across the Visayan region and particularly devastating the islands … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Philippines

The devastation in the Philippines caused by Tropical Storm ‘Sendong’ has been truly shocking. Stories of remarkable survival cannot compensate for the scale of the tragedy silently witnessed by the bodies of the dead which are still being washed ashore. … Continue reading

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At the sign of the Yellow Arches

The Lee Garden guest house doesn’t have breakfast facilities but that’s no problem as there are plenty of eating places round here. The last couple of mornings we’ve breakfasted in the local McDonald’s, just 5 minutes walk along Cameron Road. … Continue reading

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A very jolly meal

I haven’t had the chance to post on the blog since Hong Kong. We’ve now been in the Philippines 48 hours. After a brief stop in Manila, we made our way to Mary Ann’s home province of Pampanga where we … Continue reading

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Finding Jesus in the Belen

A couple of Christmases ago, I was gifted with a perfect sermon illustration at the church where I happened to be preaching on Christmas Day. As usual the nativity set had been put out under the Christmas tree, only I … Continue reading

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Wow Philippines!

Following on from my last post, I should say I have nothing against buying mugs as souvenirs. The ‘Wow! Philippines’ mug has long been a favourite of ours. Perhaps one day it may even become a rarity, for after seven … Continue reading

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I’m dreaming of a white sand beach Christmas…

A question I have been asked time and time again is “what are you doing for your sabbatical?” Basically it falls into three parts: preparing to travel to the Philippines travelling in the Philippines recovering from travelling in the Philippines … Continue reading

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