Sunday, 29 July 2012

Hellos and Goodbyes

Friday was Helen’s last day in the Philippines so for a week before she left there were many good bye events for her. On the 20th the entire VIDES crew went to a residential resort in Batangas for the day. It was such a pretty resort, unfortunately there was a typhoon close by and it rained really hard the entire day. But it still did not stop us from swimming J

On Monday we were taken out for dinner to a nice restaurant with a live band and on Wednesday Helen’s host family arranged for a goodbye karaoke night. It was so much fun, I had forgotten how much I love karaoke! Finally at ALS on Thursday night the kids made sweet goodbye cards, sang songs and gave Helen a few small gifts. It was really sad and there were many tears! I have to admit there were a few times when even I got teary eyed (even though im not leaving for another 3 months).  It’s really sad to see Helen go, VIDES won’t be the same without her! On the Brightside we have a new volunteer from Germany who will be staying here for a year. Here are some of the pics from the past week:
You can tell that it was a windy day!

Lunch time!

Melvin and Me

It was cold and rainy, but that didnt stop us!

Group shot!

Helen about to get emotional

Us and the delpan kids


  1. Dear Meagan,

    I learned that there's flooding in Manila. I hope you and the people of your mission are ok.

    You are in my prayers.

    Happy memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the wonderful saint who gave so generously to Christ!

  2. Unfortunately due to the weather busina and ALS did get cancelled a lot this week. But I've been sick so its given me some rest time as well! Thanks for the prayers!