After staying the night in Manila, with my new roommate Lovely, I headed out the next morning to visit my friends in Puerto Galera.
I worked with Threads of Hope February 2011, and it was SUCH a blessing to serve there… and then to go back.
This second time I went back, I have decided to nickname Puerto Galera “The Island of Hope”, because everywhere you look you see these beautiful bracelets being made.
Puerto Galera is aesthetically one of the most gorgeous places that I have ever been to.
The family I worked with there is phenomenal. God is doing wonderful things through Threads of Hope and the Matienzo family. The church now has over 800 members!
Puerto Galera was missing a dear friend though, Christian on The Rocks. I was told by my friends there, that he died on New Years Eve. I pray that with his last breath he called out to Jesus.
Puerto Galera was where I knew, that I knew, God was calling me to work in the field of human trafficking. Meeting Paris was a miracle story. So it will always be a special place in my heart. I love my Filipino family there.
So after visiting there, it was time for me to make my trek towards Angeles City. I had finally got in contact with the founder of the organization, booked a hotel, and now all I had to do was get there… but it def wasn’t as simple as that. =)
Fun facts not shown in the video:
- Zoe Saldana movies seemed to follow me on both buses
- I saw a huge awesome sign that said “Talk to Me” -God, on the bus drive.
- Cubaou had the same feel to me as The Bronx… so you figure out how I felt there.. lets just say I walked REALLY fast to get to the bus station ( no offense to my Bronxonians =)
-I seriously had NO CLUE how to get to Fields Ave once I got off the bus and had to take a jeepney. But thank God I made it =)
So this video is mostly about my travel, and the next one will be about my night on Fields Ave. Thanks for journeying along friends. <3<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/46021457″>The Quest to Find The City of Angels-Travel Day -</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user3629705″>Bethsaida Portalatin</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>