Since we arrived in Cebu I have relied heavily on my Tagalog to communicate with the people. Tagalog is the main dialect of the Philippines so just about every person can understand and talk with me. However, there are some who know very little Tagalog and others who have a prejudice against my language. The church people have been teaching me some of their Cebuano and I’ve also learned a little from day to day living at the market, through soul winning, and other personal contacts. Thankfully, Pastor Travis, who is fluent in Cebuano, gave us our first language lesson this past week! Even though Cebuano and Tagalog have a lot of similarities they are still very different and I have a lot to learn. Please pray that the Lord would bless, Elizabeth, and I as we study the language! While it will take my wife longer to learn Cebuano (because she doesn’t know Tagalog) in the long run, she will most likely speak it more clearly than I will. We’re excited to learn the language and hope to get a better understanding of the culture through our journey!