Tutoring Koreans in English

Mikayla has been tutoring several Koreans in English. Two brothers were coming quite frequently each week (2 - 5x) for tutoring in order to pass the English exam for Faith International Academy. After almost a year of working with Mikayla, they passed! Great job guys! Great job Mikayla!!!

Mikayla with her tutorees and James. The guys often played with
James when not in lessons.

Power and Water Outages

El Nino is greatly affecting us here. We've been having rotational power outages twice a day rather consistently for quite a long while now, usually 1 - 3 hours. But a few days ago they raised it to 4 hours per time and as of today it is up to 5 hours per time.

This also affects our water supply as the pumps for the city run on the electric power, so when they are off for hours the water pressure decreases and disappears, then it takes hours for the pressure in the line to build up again.....

it can be quite frustrating but we have lots of candles and store up water as much as we can.

Muddy Mess

Construction on our street is putting in new drainage tiles. It's quite the mess going out our gate currently.

Our gate is quite muddy as well!


James and his buddy were enjoying watching the crane.

Durian Statue

This statue is at the Davao airport. It's pretty cool.

The Durian sculpture unfolds to reveal the tri-people of Davao: the Lumads, the Muslims, the Settlers

Summit

Mikayla and Ben made it to the summit of Mt. Apo! More pics to follow.