Keely Marie Scott » Travel photography & design with a little taste of Texas

Day One. . .

Today was day ONE here in the Philippines!

We started out with a visit to our Country office!

Compassion Philippines Office

Our Country offices NEVER cease to amaze me.

The whole process, the staff, the organization. . . amazing!

Compassion International Philippines

Compassion International Philippines Letter Writing
Compassion International Philippines Prayer

Before leaving the sweet staff prayed over us and over this week.

See what I mean?


Now let me just say this afternoon was a blast!

My absolute favorite part of going on trips is getting to introduce a sponsor child to their sponsor!

We spent the day hanging out and playing with the kids at the zoo


The Fun Ranch

Compassion International Bloggers Philippines with Sponsor children

So meet our bloggers and their sweet sponsor kids!

Be sure to check out their stories from today!


Meet Kat and MariCor

Compassion International Bloggers Philippines Kat

Stephanie and John Mark

Compassion International Bloggers Philippines Stephanie

Tsh and Denise

Compassion International Bloggers Philippines Tsh

Lindsey and Angel

Compassion International Bloggers Philippines Lindsey

and Emily and Stacey

Compassion International Bloggers Philippines Emily

As Patricia said, ” You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced a zoo in a developing country”

And I must agree.

Compassion International Bloggers Philippines
Compassion International Bloggers Philippines
Philippines hamsters at the zoo

Whatch’all lookin at Shauners??? ( and owl)

Shaun Groves Owl

Ohh Why yes, that is an orangutan takin a photo with me

and her name is Jenny

and she was dressed and wearing crocs.



June 1, 2011 - 11:28 pm

Caitlin S. - Keely, I think you may have one of the best jobs in the world! (Can I be your assistant, please, oh please?!)

I have been following the blogs for a while now, and one of my favorite parts of all the blogs is always your photography. I just love the pictures of the sponsors interacting with their kids at the zoo.


May 31, 2011 - 3:56 am

Nics Cahill - I just dropped by from Emily’s Chatting at the Sky, I love your pictures, and how to capture the atmosphere in your shots. Have a great day. Nics

May 31, 2011 - 3:54 am

Nics Cahill - Keely, I have just dropped by your blog from Emily’s Chatting at the Sky. I love your photographs. I too am a photographer, and your shots are brilliant, so atmospheric. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.

I love the pics of the cowboy boots in Texas, makes me want to go there right now. Thank you for posting them, they made me smile.

May 30, 2011 - 4:32 pm

oh amanda - Love it all! Thank you for capturing the trip with your camera! :)

Praying for you this week!


May 30, 2011 - 3:58 pm

Kristen - I love love love this post, girl. And you.

May 30, 2011 - 11:27 am

Steve Jones - The pic of the staff praying for you all is priceless. Just a beautiful image. Thank you for being so good at what you do, no matter how tired you are.

May 30, 2011 - 10:26 am

Roberta - Just so amazing that you are able to witness and capture the bloggers/sponsors with their sponsored children and families. Loved the peak at the bin of letters in the offices…another reminder for me to get off my duff and write to my kids. Oh boy…right after I finish reading the blog posts 😉 Looking forward to the entire week with Compassion in the Philippines. Fondly, Roberta

May 30, 2011 - 9:44 am

Susan - Awesome shots, Keely! Thank you for giving us a visual reminder of what Compassion is doing in Jesus’ name! Can hardly wait for more!
Susan @LilbearMe

May 30, 2011 - 8:52 am

Joelle - Keely, Just *love* the pictures! You capture the spirit of the people on this trip so beautifully. Thank you for using your gift in this way and for sharing it with us. Praying for you from Florida. -Joelle (@goldenchances)

Your email is never published or shared.

T w i t t e r
S p o n s o r
P i n t e r e s t