Hot water is not a given here in the Philippines. Most showers (at least for expats) will have a heating unit on the wall that the water runs through to heat up. (Notice the word 'most'.)
Another thing that is not a given here is good water pressure.
Most showers are also equipped with a bucket of water and a dipper for rinsing off just in case the water decides to stop running!
The kitchen sink water is not heated.
O Lord, My God, When I in Awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed....
When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain granduer
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze....
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How Great Thou art, How great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
We have experienced a great first Christmas in the Philippines. It was hot, 90 degrees plus high humidity.
We started our morning with opening stockings. Then read Luke 2 and did the advent candles. Opened gifts, played a bit of soccer and basketball, cleaned up and enjoyed a wonderful dinner with friends at their home.
Our kids are doing well. Thank you for all your continued prayers and gifts. Here are some pictures to share with you from our first Christmas here.
Ben with his new punching bag
Mikayla with her new guitar
Kirsten with her new dog
Good friend and good coffee
Gwapo bana - Handsome husband
This area is a study in contrast. Lots of poverty, a bit of wealth. Residential and commercial right next to each other .
Another style of house
Very few homes look this nice
Mt. Apo Range in background
Maayong Pasko ug Maayong Bagno ng Tuig!
Parol - Christmas Star
Baking and Frosting Cookies
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!!!