I finished writing about my Philippines trip! I feel SO accomplished to get this complete. I wrote it while burrowed in the forest in Alaska in Ryan's plaid wool shirt. Doesn't get better than that!
Here it is:
Chapter 1 - deciding to go
Chapter 2 - travel to the Philippines
Chapter 3 - Walter joins and we arrive in Cebu
Chapter 4 - assembling care packages
Chapter 5 - Preston and a miracle
Chapter 6 - meeting the ZEDRU team
Chapter 7 - the decision to go to Leyte
Chapter 8 - grabbing hold of God
Chapter 9 - reaching the destroyed island of Leyte
Chapter 10 - the day of our medical mission
Chapter 11 - the day of body retrieval
Chapter 12 - the day of travel to Tacloban
Chapter 13 - the final stop and the day we leave Leyte
Chapter 14 - a day of relief and prepping
Chapter 15 - the day of our last medical mission
Chapter 16 - a week and half of backpacking the islands (almost complete!)
Here is also an article I wrote last year for Mormon.org about our trip.
It is a lot to read, and these are still up for massive editing. But this is something I will surely cherish when sharing with my children. Nothing makes me more happy than writing about and reliving my travels!
Upward and onward,