I went to Bohol for the Groundbreaking of the Restoration
Village in Getafe. It is primarily the effort of the
Parish of Sto. Nino de Getafe, with CFC-FFL helping
out with the logistical side of things. The beauty
of this project is that the whole parish is involved,
and it is “owned” by everyone. Not just
one community or group of people. It is really the
whole parish helping each other!
have been in ANGKOP, then ANCOP, then Gawad Kalinga.
And now I see this Restoration Village. It is great
being able to learn from the past, and do things that
are aligned with our vision and mission. And this is
only the first of many parish-based RVs! I am excited!
is about an hour and a half away from Tagbilaran. So
we left early morning to make our way there. I have
to say, I LOVE Getafe. It is cool, breezy, near the
water, quiet… wow. I wouldn’t mind living
there at all. We got to the site, met the people and
ate before the ceremonies (and ate again after…
well, it is CFC-FFL (full of food and laughter!).
cannot get over the generosity of people. One of the
CFC-FFL members who is from Getafe is donating his land
for the RV. And in his speech, he said that God woke
him from his slumber and said “buang ka guid (you’re
crazy)!” – referring to the riches and land
that he will not be able to take with him when he dies.
So he has committed to help and give of his treasure
as long as he is alive. Wow. If only we were all like
of us – willing to help. And actually putting
money where our mouth and intentions are. There are
just too many people who talk and talk. But don’t
November, we will go back and bless the first 2 houses!
The first 2 of many!
stakeholders. The donors, CFC FFL, the Parish, the town
and the barangay
signing as a witness
you speech! It’s harder than it looks! Bisaya,
Tagalog and English = bulol!
this, we went to have lunch (more pictures of everything
here). And then went on to EAT Danao (Extreme Adventure
T…) and I went cliff / bungee jumping! I can’t
explain it. What a rush.
is too precious and exciting for us to not let people