(Insert bomb intro here). Many students were ecstatic at the mere thought of the Montebello omelettes on top of garlic rice, a new found favorite breakfast. Before we began the rest of our day, the leaders gathered us together to impart some of their wisdom upon us, teaching us how we need to take time out of our day to “Be still and know I am God,” -Psalms 46:10.. We then ventured back to Quest, where those who did not get the chance to serve last week took positions in UpStreet, Waumba Land, and Guest Services. After a compelling message from Andy Stanley, we prepared to embark on our city tour of Cebu.
We became real tourists as we broke into six groups and made stops all across the city. Smelly Jeepney rides and getting too close to strangers became the norm as we experienced landmark locations such as Magellan’s Cross and the Capitol. Jeepneys were not our only form of transportation throughout the day. Many of us had the opportunity to ride in horse-drawn carriages through the city. The tour ended with a stop at Fort San Pedro, a Spanish fort with some pretty cute cats.
The leaders allowed us to choose our dinner from a wide selection of mall restaurants. Some students stuck with the staple of chicken and rice, a common combo here in the Pines, while others went with more American cuisine of pizza and hamburgers. The mall consisted of everything from Nike to Filipino shops, with everything in between. Some ended their meal with a stop at Starbucks, an American must. As we departed from the mall, we waved goodbye to our awesome tour guides and began the trek back to Montebello.
The team met once again to worship, this time led by Jackie and Lois (Quest staff) and headed to small group after some brief announcements. The team appreciates the prayers and asks to keep us in your mind as we prepare to commence our long travel.
-Emma B. and Noah G.