The Healthcare and Water Filter teams went to the Butuan City Jail yesterday to visit with the inmates.
The jails here are really different from what you imagine a jail would look like. It was a lot more laid back then American jails. All we had to do was get our hands stamped to get in. Most of the inmates got to wear regular clothes. When we got there most of the guys were watching a NBA game on their TVs. The crimes varied from murder to a bad check. It was very open, the men and women were not separated, and there were even kids of the inmates there.
We started out with some group exercises with the inmates on the basketball court. After, we gathered in the shade and introduced ourselves individually in Cebuano as best as we could.
Then Sergio D., a member of the Water Filter team, shared his testimony with the help of a translator to the inmates. After Sergio finished the translator, Algi, shared his testimony.
The Healthcare got to give check-ups to the inmates and workers. Brittany B. one of the Healthcare team leaders said, "It went pretty well, it was like organized chaos."
As the Healthcare team did check-ups, the Water Filter team got to socialize with the inmates. Some of the team and the translators played a game of basketball with the inmates, while others helped organize coffee beans. They said they got beat pretty bad but still had a good time playing.
Both teams seem to be doing well. We have been very busy the last couple of days, but we are hanging in there just fine. Thank you all for keeping us in your prayers. God Bless!