Early in the morning, we flew from Jakarta to Padang. It was a pleasant flight. Just when we were about to reach Minangkabau International Airport, we could see how beautiful the scenery was.
Then we gathered together with the students, teachers and leaders of Adikku Sayang GKII Padang. We started out our field trip with lunch in one of the well-known local restaurants. After that, we proceeded to Bukittinggi.
The 3-hour drive, which otherwise would be tiring, turned out to be a great moment whereby we could interact closely to them.
Yup! The first location that we went to was the house of the founding father, countryman, and the first Vice President of Indonesia, the late Bung Hatta. In this house, we could see his family tree, documentary pictures about Bung Hatta, his family, relatives, and closed ones. We also viewed different kinds of room, sets of furniture, and some other heritage. It was Bung Hatta’s hobby to read books and to study, and that motivated the Adikku Sayang students to follow his footsteps.
From Bung Hatta’s house, we went to Ngarai Sianok, a steep valley (cliff) which is very beautiful, green, and fertile. At the bottom, a creek was flowing through the gaps of the cliff, with Mt. Merapi and Mt. Singgalang on the background. On the sides of the creek, we could see different kinds of herb and monkey.
Surrounded by cool air, our little brothers and sisters listened to directions and motivations given by the program leader and chief of Adikku Sayang.
After that, we continued our journey to the Gadang Clock (Big Clock). Gadang Clock was established in 1926, a gift from Queen of the Netherlands to Rook Maker, secretary of Bukittinggi city. Gadang Clock is the official km zero of the city.
Everybody was very happy on that day, because they could go for a field trip that was both refreshing and educative. All of these activities can be carried out because of the support of the partners of Anugrah Ministries and the grace of God that has been sustaining our ministry thus far.
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