you shall rescue it...

"If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray,
you shall bring it back to him. 5 If you see the donkey of one
who hates you lying down under its burden, you shall refrain from leaving him with it; you shall rescue it with him." Leviticus 23:4-5

While not our enemies, there are some neighbors who graze their goats in the neighboring vacant lot to our home. Occassionally one of them wraps itself around a branch or gets tangled in its rope and Kurt will go rescue it.

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


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