Well, we made it through Typhoon Haiyan (locally called Yolanda, not sure why it’s called something different locally, but that kind of sums up life here…it makes no sense sometimes!) We woke up to cloudy skies that slowly made way to the partly sunny skies we are more accustomed to this time of year. A… Read More Bittersweet Thankfulness
This morning, we woke up to cloudy skies, a light breeze, and cooler temperatures. All three of these things are rare here in Davao, and they are normally welcomed with open arms and celebration (“Yay! Only 80 degrees today!”), but it’s eerily reminiscent of almost one year ago. December 6, 2012, Typhoon Bopha roared onto Mindanao,… Read More Typhoon Haiyan
S & R, the newest shopping experience has arrived in Davao! Similar to Costco, S & R brings American style shopping to the Philippines. We went to check it out this afternoon along with three of our employees, and seeing American consumerism through the eyes of locals was a real eye opener, for all of… Read More Shopping in Bulk Has Arrived in Davao!
Election time has come to the Philippines! Next week, on May 13, people will flock to the polls for midterm elections, where a number of positions in the Senate, House of Representatives, and local governments will be decided. This is our first election experience here, and while we can’t vote, we have been part of the whole… Read More Elections…More Fun in the Philippines.
The Refuge Youth Center is a youth ministry center here in Davao. Our awesome neighbors, Matt and Emily Triggs, founded the Refuge as a safe place for youth to come hang out, play music, spend time with other youth, and experience the power of the love of Christ. It’s in the early stages, but the… Read More Alternative Rockfest at The Refuge