Sorry we haven't written in a few days. We had our good friend Heidi visiting us for five days. She had been with Impact Nations on a Journey of Compassion in Manila and was able to fly down to Davao to see us. We had a great visit with her and I got to go diving with her. We also made a new friend, Eric, who was also with Impact in Manila and came to Davao for a few days in search of cheap scuba diving.
Eric was very kind and treated me to my first diving experience. We went for two dives on Sunday. For my first dive I went with an instructor to a depth of 25 feet for about 40 minutes. The instructor said that I did well enough that I could join Heidi and Eric for their second dive. On our second dive we went to a depth of 50 feet for 50 minutes. We saw lots of amazing coral and some pretty fish. I really enjoyed it.
Bethany has been working hard on a very large assignment that is due in a couple of weeks. One top of that she is still working 4 shifts this week. Please be praying that she will have the endurance to get through it all.
I am preparing for a trip across Mindanao (the large island that we live on) that begins in a week and a half. I'll tell you more about that in my next entry. I've also been working on designing a website for my photography. I don't know anything about web design, so it has been quite a challenge. I hit a roadblock last week and took a break, but I'm going to start to tackle it again soon.
Here are a couple of pictures from Bethany's camera. One of them is a photo of Bethany's class, the other is from our trip to Chow King with Eric and Heidi where we "enjoyed" halo-halo, a desert that consists of sweet potato ice cream, gelatin cubes, and ice shavings.