S: Philippines 2011
BC: Team: Dr. Bill Bailey Dr. Kirk Cofran Dr. Dale Twilley Ms. Delaine Tisdale Bro. Scotty Teague Bro. Harrell Shelton Billy Weatherall Brian Nix Meagan Prince Emily Schober | . . . So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.. Isaiah 55: 11
FC: Medical mission trip | PHilippines 2011
1: ... And we're off!!! | Flying over the beautiful Rockies! | Are we there yet?? | My E- ticket! | "Yes Meagan, they really lost your suitcase...." | Ready to leave shreveport! | You can find a starbucks anywhere! | These kids looked so happy on the escalator! haha!
2: We arrived! | Our hotel | The Team in front of SM Mall | Me, Meg and Dr. Bailey | The Philippines! | Flying into Manila- Amazing!
3: Getting around in the Philippines | JEEPNEY!!! | Jeepney ride! They put the bars on the ceiling for a reason! | Tricycle ride! | Pretending to look scared for our tricycle ride! | Tricycle stops! | Busy intersection
4: Worship with Faith Baptist Church | The Precious Children | Bro. Harrell gave them a "Grandpa" demonstration | They sang for us and quoted scripture | Pastor Alan, Sister Elnora and family | Joy, me, Meagan, and Jovi
5: The Church building | The church guard dog | The church walls with pretty curtains | The church choir sang "For the Lord is Good" | They gave each of us a beautiful plaque and a book stand | It is a blessing to meet brothers and sisters in Christ on the other side of the world!
6: Day One of Clinic at Faith Baptist Church | The crowd gathering for clinic | Pastor Hill with Baby Alan | Me with Zchel, our wonderful interpreter | Our Friend that wanted us to take a picture with her and give it to her- We left one with Pastor Alan to give to her | Dr. Bailey "hanging noodles" on Meagan's ears- his favorite thing to do! | Zchel and Irene were great interpreters and wonderful friends! | Trying to learn names and ages
7: Dr. Bailey removed a cyst from a man's forehead- I got to help | Bro. Scotty Preaching the word | The dental station was the most dreaded station- but was much needed! Dr. Dale Twilley and his assistant Mrs. Delaine Tisdale did a wonderful job! | Dr Kirk Cofran
8: Shopping and learning about the Culture | Shopping at Rosa's | Meg found a frog (yes, a real one) made into a coin purse!!! | Brian found his style... | Me and Irene- in the Philippines it is a sign of sisterly/brotherly love to walk hand-in-hand | The FDA would have a calf! (Or maybe a piglet!) | Street corner at night | We found a shoe for Bro. Harrell!
9: We ate at these Filipino Restaurants! | The bathrooms were labeled "He" and "She" | Love this sign! | I saw a camera flash coming from Meagan's stall... only Meg!! | A Catholic church along the roadside
10: FOOD! | "These girls can put it away!" -Yummy noodles made by ladies that helped with the clinic | Yay! A Filipino buffet! | Mango Crepe! Yummy! | We LOVE to try new food! this Filipino Buffet had DELICIOUS goodies! | Gemma with our Macopas- pretty fruit they picked from one of the trees near our clinic site one day
11: This girl loves that fried chicken! | Irene showed us the proper way to make Halo-halo (Mix-mix) Yum! | Enjoying Scramble! | Ice Candy! | My meal on Corregidor | I loved to try the sauces they had on the tables! | This is scramble- I think it beats any American ice cream I have had!
12: Clinic Day Two | Teaching about those meds! | Billy could convince anyone that they looked good in certain pair of glasses!! | This sweet group hosted such a nice lunch for us! | "Look out! I'm washing the dental tools!" | Great helpers and precious sisters! Joy, Gemma and Zchel
13: Bro. Scotty using his rope tricks to draw a crowd so he could share the gospel | Meagan and I had a crowd for the whole day! We sang songs for the children when we got breaks~ they were precious! | The excellent lunch! Fried chicken, spring rolls, vegetables and rice | The pharmacy window was on the street! | Bro Scotty preaching the Word | We love these ladies!
14: Sights and Scenery | Rice fields | Drying rice on the road is common | Street in Manila | Silly boys! (Brian and Dr. Dale) | It was common to see people living in houses with rods sticking out of the top. We were told it is because it is "unfinished" therefore they do not have to pay taxes (above)
15: Love the flowers! | Precious Children!
16: Clinic Day Three- the day the "Sonshine" Pharmacy was named | Dr. Bailey with his surgical patient from day 1- he looked great! | Bro. Harrell checking the focometer | Teaching about all those meds! | Jayson giving Dr. Bailey a massage after a long, hot day | Miss Sunshine ready to run the Sonshine Pharmacy! | Clinic registration line
17: Billy at the eyeglasses station | Haha! taking pictures of us with our "Sonshine" pharmacy sign! | The teachers at the high school that hosted us | The children all wanted a picture with us! | Wonderful helpers! | Gemma said we were "Wonder Women"! | Bro. Scotty preaching to the students
18: Site for Day Three of Clinic- High School Del Carmen Well decorated, clean and cute! There were lots of quotes on the walls; even the Ten Commandments! | I love that they all say "all cured" | These ceiling fans were common | Motorcycle parking!
19: Herbal and Math Gardens
20: Touring San Guillermo Parish Church | Inside the auditorium | Before the volcano | Beautiful church that was half-buried in ash after a volcano in 1995. The doors now were once second story windows | Mass was in progress when we toured the church
21: Help! | Sweet Gemma and her husband Rio | Pastor Alan was our tour guide! This is one of the doors that used to be a window on the second floor | There was a group of men that carried this cross for miles from church to church- sad that they thought it would give them favor with God
22: Clinic Day Four | Irene's niece Nikki came to help with clinic | Love these ladies! | Sweet Irene | It was Mamma's birthday... sad I had to miss it! | Bro. Scotty's bag and teaching tool | This was Sports Day- Meagan borrowed one of Bro. Harrell's shirts!
23: Terrible case of Ringworm- poor baby! | Bro. Scotty and Rio after a long day of preaching the Word | Zchel and her boyfriend Jayson | Telling some teenage girls about the Lord and sharing scripture with them | Gifts for our wonderful helpers | The fun pool at our hotel! | Keeping up with our families via Skype
24: Bataan peninsula- Mt. Samat | Team minus Brian | Approaching Mt. Samat | The memorial building | Winding walkway to the memorial
25: Beautiful view of the ocean from the top of the mountain | battle scenes carved on the walls | Fun evening with precious people | The story of the bataan peninsula carved on the walls of the memorial | We made it! it was a long, twisting, turning, scary ride! | During WWII, the American and Filipino troops were stationed on Mt. Samat when the Americans had to surrender the island of Luzon. The Japanese then forced the prisoners of war to march about 60 miles to prison camps where they labored for the next three years until MacArthur recaptured the Philippines. This is a memorial for these brave men. | The cross reminded us that yes, many gave their lives that we might be free, but most importantly, Jesus gave His life that we might be free from the power of sin!
26: Our little friend Wendi got baptized | Day Five Early in the morning before clinic we had a baptismal service at the pool at our hotel | Bro. Scotty decided to go for a swim! | New members of Faith Baptist Church | The children did not want us to leave- the top picture is from the back of the van | Courtesy of Brian Nix | We had these precious little visitors at our door all day
27: Our welcome sign at the school where clinic was held | The children crowded in front of the pharmacy window | Meagan and I sang songs for the children | Bro. Harrell peeking in our "jail" window | "Run Mee-gan!!" | We played duck-duck goose with the children... they wore us out!
28: Saturday - R&R day | Starbucks on Manila Bay! | On Manila Bay | Love this girl! | Boarding our boat! | Rio and Gemma boarding | Our Boat! (on right) | Bro Scotty witnessing to a Mormon couple while we waited for our boat - he was always ready to share his faith! | Manila Bay | Beautiful Corregidor | Corregidor was made famous during WWII. The American and Filipino troops were stationed here until they were forced to retreat to the Bataan Peninsula in 1942. In 1945 MacArthur led troops back to Corregidor where they reclaimed it for the Philippines
29: The hotel where we ate lunch | All of these pics are views from the hotel where we ate lunch | We got to eat on the balcony! | Breath-taking! | We loved the hotel windows! | Beautiful! | Delightful!
30: Rio learning to use the guns! | Our tour guide on the bus ride | Corregidor was designed as a memorial for fallen heroes by the U.S. | Barracks | Battle damage to the guns | Meagan!
31: We toured this dark, scary building with Billy as our fearless leader! | Look out! | Trap door in the floor of the scary tunnel! | Dark scary tunnel!
32: The Lighthouse built during the Spanish occupation | "Don't wake the lighthouse keeper!" | View from the top of the lighthouse | It's a long way down! | We made it to the top! | The lighthouse had the distances and directions to major cities in front of it | Gen. MacArthur- "I Shall Return" | The Pacific War Memorial had a dome shaped like a helmet | Under the dome
33: The Museum had a wall with maps of battles made from tile pieces | The "Eternal Flame" | Rio, Gemma, Pastor Alan, Sister Elnora | Guns in the museum | Pastor Alan and Sister Elnora in the museum
34: The tunnel was set up with sound effects, videos and statues to re-enact the events that happened in the tunnel during WWII. The picture above is Gen. MacArthur giving orders to the next in command when he was forced to leave Corregidor | Above: A side tunnel- there is a network of tunnels under the island to get supplies and ammunition to different areas | Japanese war memorial | Japanese gun | "Yes Sir!"
35: There is an 8ft hole under this gun with a sign that says "Do not enter"` | Silly girl! Love her though! | A replacement barrel for the huge gun | Officers' barracks | At the end of Two- Mile barracks | Beautiful Island! | Manuel Quezon, president of the Philippines who was inaugurated in Malinta Tunnel | Officers' Club
36: In our hotel lobby in Manila | Manila Streets | Manila from the hotel balcony | Sweet Gemma and Rio | We were going to climb out of the window to go swimming! | Swimming attire! | Meg fell asleep on the way back from Corregidor! | So I decorated her arms!
37: Going Home! | Catching our ride in Manila | View from the runway in Japan | Nagoya, Japan | Leaving Nagoya | Made it home.... Jinny wouldn't let go of me | My welcome home party | I'm home! | We made it Meg! that was a long 30 hours of travel! | Bro. Harrell just had to tell the story of me pouring water on his back! | Meg's suitcase survived the trip!