Here is a picture of the truck splashing through a mud puddle on our survey. Every now and again we are VERY thankful for our truck and its off-road abilities. Several times on our survey and on the way home to the village we were thankful for having such an able vehicle. On the way […]
Do you ever get yourself in a situation where you wonder to yourself: “How in the world did I end up here?” I (Phil) had one of those experiences recently, as well as the opportunity to add to my resume. I now am an experienced and official judge of the local dance talent. Here is […]
Since I (Phil) have a cold, I had a hard time sleeping last night. I got up around 2am to check on the kids and get a drink of water. First I killed a scorpion in Callie’s room and then went into the kitchen to get a drink. I found this guy on the kitchen […]
During our current visit to the city where our support team is based we were able to go to the coast over the weekend to take a break for a few days. While there we were able to visit Mozambique Island, a major part of Mozambican history. It was first visited by the Portuguese explorer […]
While on Mozambique Island we were able to visit Fort São Sebastião. It was built by the Portuguese starting in 1558.
Part of the Fort São Sebastião complex is the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte, the oldest European building in the Southern Hemisphere. It was built in 1522.
During the recent storm the local river flooded its bank. It does this periodically and over the preceding centuries a vast floodplain has been developed. This is the second time the floodplain has completely flooded since we have lived here. (This picture was taken from the yard of a nearby house) In the middle of […]
Here is today’s pineapple haul from the garden. We are getting a whole lot more pineapples these days than we can eat. Our neighbors and visitors are benefiting greatly.
Here is a picture of some of the unripe papaya casualties that fell during the recent storm.
Praise the Lord, the sun did come out today! We had forgotten what it looked like. With the sun out we were able to do some much needed laundry and it all dried. Our water tank filled and our battery power was also topped off today for the first time in over a week. Amazing […]