Day 2 : Day with the Kids
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We worked on what we started yesterday, but these tools take a backseat as it was a day for the kids
All smiles at work
Dance Dance, Mica communicating well with the kids through dance
From Toronto, with love. Remember these guys came with us in this trip?
GK Saladmasters Pototan, Iloilo
GK Youth Build 2009
Divination that will listen to your boys and girls
Is the sweetest melody the one we haven't heard?
Is it true that perfect love drives out all fear?
The right to be ridiculous is something I hold dear
But change of heart comes slow..." - U2, "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"
The GK Youth Build story starts and ends with building.
How much time would 7 different talented personalities take to break the ice? While we met for 3 hrs on Monday, it was as if we all knew each other for some time. Except for the fact that we had to be up early for an early morning flight to Iloilo, some of us still woozy, some still sleepy, we were all excited and raring to build.
Day 1 was spent forging our bond as a team. We had breakfast as a team. We checked in, we entered, we all prayed prior to the flight as a team. Seated in one row in the plane, we all found it funny that the ride will only be less than an hour, but in less than 10 minutes one of us would be knocked cold with the lack of oxygen. Don't ask who.
Upon arrival, we were met by Marge and Peter with Canadian flags to boot. Whisked to the Mayor's office, we had our first taste of Iloilo hospitality. Lunch was served and after a few exchanges of pleasantries - we got to clean up and prepare for our first view of the GK Saladmaster Village.
Had it been a week before - we could've been working with our feet under water. But that day was a blessed day. The sun was shining and we were able to work til sunset. We had our first collective sharing session and that was like what we finished that day - the foundations of a great team.
We have built a strong foundation - founded in a common objective of finding the gifts our Lord has given us, nurturing it and sharing it with our fellowmen.
We were blessed with Day 2 being a whole day with the kids. It was a day of celebration as we send off our Tita Cory to her final resting place. While we bid her farewell, we welcome the new found friendships forged with the kids.
More stories tomorrow....