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Bailey Family May 2016
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Bailey family adjusting to and diving into their mission

Here are some things we have been up to since arriving in Malaybalay.

Here is our neighborhood chapel where we attend Sunday Mass.

San Roque Chapel

 we do a weekly bible study with the Isla Bonita community.

Here are some children at the weekly Bible Study

We start with praise and worship songs.

We visited a Deaf School that we would really like to work with and help find sponsors so more children can go to school there.

 (It is only $10 to sponsor a child!)

 Right now there are only about 6 students.

Here we are visiting the jungle to have Desert Day (time to read scripture and pray quietly in nature),

and the girls got to go swimming in a mountain spring pool.
It was freezing!
Grace has been searching for the biggest leaf.

I think she found it!

The moms and girls have been making house visits in Isla Bonita.

Here we are visiting a woman who just had a baby.
All the local kids came in to say hello!

The dads have been doing work projects like building roofs and walls and putting in cement floors.

Here you can see Donovan through the house because they are putting up new walls.

We visited a Mall in Cagayan de Oro and I finally found some Mexican food (my hugest pregnancy craving)!

The girls play “water play” with our laundry tubs when it gets hot.

We also visit the City Jail where we sing, pray and give testimonies and talks.

Here Catherine and Mr. Ed are looking at the monkeys
 Here we are waiting for the inmates in the meeting room.
Introducing our family

Then of course there is getting used to life in Malaybalay

 our new house

our new car (a Filipino family has generously let us borrow)

our new way of doing laundry

and cooking and eating Filipino food.

Felicity has been enjoying fresh mango! 
Everyone in the family likes Filipino mangoes (which taste different to us then ones we have eaten in the U.S. And Mexico)

And finally this is the spider Donovan chased around the girls room.
It is a “small” one of its type (Giant Huntsman Spider: has the largest leg span of any spider in the world with a foot diameter from leg to leg) and I hope the biggest and LAST that we find in our house!


  1. Love all the pics! Miss and love you all!!

  2. yikes on the spider! I heard about the pregnancy! I wanted to stop and say congrats!! I hope you feel well and are adjusting to the time and food!

  3. I love this update! It's so great seeing and reading about your new life there.
    I've been praying for you and your family and mission daily.
    Steve and I were curious how the kids are adjusting to this new life. Maybe they can write a blog post next?
    God bless you!