Nine days ago, our family arrived to Palawan.
We have been busy purchasing household supplies which are to last for the next three months in the village. Not even a grain of salt was in our house. So, we have been purchasing everything from A to Z, literally. “A” for AA Batteries, All Spice, All-Purpose Flour and “Z” for the local brand of Ziplocks.
In between each shopping spree, Stephen and the boys have made three road trips into the village and back to the city. Each trip is about a five-hour drive round-trip.
They have taken in our supplies, both for our home and for Sports Bible Camp. Also, Stephen has checked over the house to see what damage was caused from the typhoon last December that still needs to be taken care of and to check to see if we have internet (which we no longer have).
Thankfully, the damage is minimal and primarily outside of the house: gutters need to be fixed, water tank needs minor repairs, basketball posts and backboard need to be removed and several fallen trees still need to be taken care of.
Thankfully, prior to our return to the States, we boarded up the windows. This probably prevented damage and debris within the house.
During the second trip, Stephen and Jonathan attended church with the believers in the village. The believers appear to be doing well and we are excited to see some new faces at church. With Sports Bible Camp just three weeks away, the believers are excited to have this event once again.
Also, during these three trips, Stephen and the boys have enjoyed seeing Darryl and Becky (Stephen’s parents). They just moved back into the village about two weeks ago.
Lord willing, we will now move back into the village and unpack our household belongings within the next 48 hours. Much needs to be accomplished in a few days as Ginger plans to start school with Luke and Jonathan on July 5th.
Thank you for your prayer during this time.