Sunday, February 7, 2010

Weekend at Avon Park

Our Weekend Memoirs

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.

Proudly Filipino

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

Fil-Am kids

with the Minister's wife

The Filipino bayanihan spirit is alive.

You will notice we say "brother and sister" 'round here,
It's because we're a family and these are so near;
When one has a heartache, we all share the tears,
And rejoice in each victory in this family so dear.
-Family of God


Cafe au lait said...

That looks fun. I bet you all had a great time.

Thanks for the visit.

Ebie said...

Being with family, friends and church members keeps my heart warm. I see you had fun!

Lagawan said...

wow! it looks like you really enjoyed your time there :D anyways, just learn that you're also from Bacolod :D teh musta lang da kasimanwa ah hehehe... I'm in Bacolod right now attending the Bacolaodiat Festival 2010 :D


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