We were able to SKYPE for over an hour. It was amazing to see his smile...here his voice... and feel how happy he is to be serving the people of the Philippines. This portion of the skype he talks about balut (see below). Being able to skype with him calmed my heart. He is safe, happy and blessed to have this experience.
"A balut (spelled standardized as balot) is a developing duck embryo (fertilized duck egg) that is boiled and eaten in the shell. It originated and is commonly sold as streetfood in the Philippines. They are common food in countries in Southeast Asia, such as Laos (khai look ໄຂ່ລູກ in Lao), Cambodia (pong tia koon ពងទាកូន in Cambodian), Thailand (Khai Khao ไข่ข้าว in Thai) and Vietnam (trứng vịt lộn or hột vịt lộn in Vietnamese). They are often served with beer. The Tagalog and Malay word balut means "wrapped".