A Night of Studying....

This week Mikayla, Kirsten, and Ben have had a break from school for the spring break.

But the week before I took a few photos of them doing homework....

Ben and Mikayla studying at the end of the dining room table.

Mikayla thinks High School has a lot of homework, especially
toward the end of each quarter!

Ben thinks studying for a science test isn't much fun.

Kirsten thinks working on a poster for language arts is tiring
and frustrating after a two hour soccer practice.

ISAC Soccer Update

On Friday, the 2nd day of ISAC, the girls tied their first game 1 -1 with Brent Baguio, lost their second game 2 - 1 against Brent Subic, and lost thrid game to the First place team , European International School 2 - 0.
Reports are that most of the play is happening on Faith's opponent's end of the field...so our girls are putting up a great fight and playing well!

Pray for Mikayla's sunburn to get better. March, April and May are the Philippine summer months - the sun is more intense and it is hotter. Even the best of sunscreens doesn't always work well here.

Today they have one scheduled game and then playoffs. I'll keep you all posted!

ISAC Soccer update

Yesterday, the Faith Academy Girls team won their first game 2 - 0 , tied their second game 1 - 1, and tied their third game 0 - 0. They ended up in the top three of 8 teams playing for the day.

Mikayla, even though wearing lots of sunscreen, burned on her face and behind her knees. Today she is very uncomfortable with it and her burn will make playing harder for her today. Pray she doesn't burn more today.


ISAC in Manila for Soccer

Mikayla and her teammates left today to go to Manila for the International School Athletic Conference soccer (girls) competitions.
There will be about 6 or 7 international schools competing.

Pray for their travel safety and for no injuries. The team from Faith is going with only one substitute player. Several of the players who would've gone were recently injured and are unable to play.


Brown outs due to El Nino

Mindanao is experiencing a drought. Farm lands are dry and cracking.
The soccer field grass at school is brown. Water levels in the lakes are low.
This is causing the power company to reduce generation capacity of the hydro electric plants in Lake Lanao in Lanao del Sur and Pulangi River in Bukidnon as advised by the National Grid Corporation of the Phils. (NGCP).
We've been told to expect a two hour power outage daily. It hasn't been occuring every day as the schedule at the power company's website says, but we are experiencing outages about 2 - 5 times a week.

So, pray for rain. It's been a long time since there has been any significant rain fall here.