I spent the Christmas holidays with my cousins at Avon Park in Central Florida. They live right across the Avon Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church at West Avon Boulevard. A few meters away from their house is Walker Memorial Academy, an Adventist school. There are a lot of Filipino Adventists who live at Avon Park. Most of them work at the nearby Florida Hospital, an Adventist-run hospital. Avon Park reminds me of Taculing, in Bacolod City which is a little Adventist "community".
Last weekend, I visited my cousins again. I always look forward being with them. The parents and sister of my cousin's wife, who also live in their neighborhood, are so warm and kind and they treat me as part of the family.
Sabbath with my cousins
an SDA-run hospital
While on visit with my cousins, we attended the church's Asian-American gathering. At the socials, it was fun meeting with friends who used to live at Taculing, back in the Philippines.
Games for the young and old
Asian-American SDAs socializing
Negrense SDAs meeting at Avon Park
Watching a video on missionary work in the Philippines