I have lots of pictures in this post... it was hard to choose. Being in this small town in the middle of nowhere was really amazing. It was about playing basketball in 100 degree heat, eating mangoes at every meal, riding motorcycle trikes overflowing with people, doing crafts and teaching Bible stories... but it was mostly about making friends. The people are incredibly warm and friendly. We loved being with them, getting a peek into their lives. I've included some pictures of our activities and many pictures of the people of Dumangas that we came to love while we were there.
The night before the basketball tournament began there was a kick-off parade with about 200+ people parading through the streets of Dumangas with bamboo torches (I got to help make these!). Drum beats led the way through the dark streets of the town, ending back at the church. So cool! Not sure if I will ever do something like that again! I love how Caleb seems to have fire flowing from behind him in this pic!
This little girl ended up with my guy's Ohio State hat... and Caleb ended up with a new friend.