the Agusan team rented a boat this past week to go up the river and they landed on a small island to go exploring on. here they all swam out to a rock in the middle of the river.
some of the team playing around one Friday night after a long day of hard work.
Every week the Agusan team goes to the market to buy their groceries. It is a crowded and smelly place, with the scent of raw fish and blood wafting through the air.
Eric decided to finally go after the brush waiting to be cleared, much like the Scottish into battle when led by William Wallace in Braveheart.
the Agusan team has been working very hard this past week clearing brush and plant trees on a hillside near the camp. their only tools- a machetee and some elbow grease
(from left to right) Inday, myself, and Jaimee all sitting on Kuyah Tata's front porch one Sunday afternoon. Every week the team visits Kuyah and his family to fellowship and have a Bible study. This past weekend Tata decided, with his family, to be baptized in the faith. This is a big step for them, as it could lead to persecution from their surrounding community and from the local Catholic church.
Inday, at Agusan, sharpening her machetee before the team went out to clear some brush on a hillside.
Back on Siquijor, the team was invited to present the Gospel at another local school and were given 10 minutes per classroom to pass out wordless books and explain their meaning.
on Sundays the team attends a local church that they have contacted and worked with through the week. Part of the goal of staying on the island is to help local church grow and disciple new believers.
Joy passing out a tract to a woman in a window. The team hiked out every day to surrounding homes and communities to pass out tracts, and the motto adopted by the team to reach people is that the arm of the Lord is not too short to reach anyone!
through out the island the common religion is Catholicism, though many people practice a kind of fold Catholicism involving amulets and things of that nature. The people here need so badly to trust in God and not in the powers of amulets and witchcraft.
the view from the Siquijor team's July 4th break! the team was very grateful to have this break-to refresh and recouperate.