This picture was taken at one of the ward buildings in Lapu-Lapu. President Maughan had an interview scheduled there and we went with them to Sacrament Meeting. The plan was for us to drive our pickup truck to the mission home and then all of us go in their vehicle. It was good that we did because when we got to the mission home and started getting into their car President noticed it had a flat tire. We drove our vehicle instead and made it with time to spare. Fixing the flat tire was able to wait until Monday. Sometimes tender mercies are little things that remove unnecessary burdens from mission presidents who have other things to worry about.
Monsoon rains continued this week but the sun is back and things are drying out again - at least as much as they can dry out in 80-90% humidity. There was even more water surrounding our house as these pictures show that were taken just one day apart. As the waters rose we were reminded that if you wait until its raining to build an ark, it is probably too late.
A motorcycle leaving a wake driving down the road is a good indication that the drought is over.
We end this week with a picture of baby palm trees. Photos of these are rare as they are shy and their mothers very protective. This picture was taken by a pseudo-professional from a safe distance.