* Workers

The planting, drying and harvesting of rice is always interesting to watch and photograph on our way to and from Gabaldon.  The first few pictures are of some workers planting rice in a large field.  We are told that they sing a song to keep them going and to give rhythm to their work.

Next is a video of men working to dry rice that has been spread out on the road.
On the way to Gabaldon we also saw a man feeding his flock of ducks.
And last, but not least, we liked these pictures of construction workers seeking an escape from the sun on one of their breaks. At least there were enough pipes for each one to have his own!

* Books, Books, Books, ...

We are trying to increase our stock of books here, so we recently ordered and received a large shipment of books from RFPA (Reformed Free Publishing Association).  Maybe we won't run out of the various titles so quickly now!


"Let's put it over here!"

And now the unpacking begins.
And continues ...

And some more.

Now to fit them on the shelves.


Once again, a word of thanks to the churches for the collections taken in support of our "Philippine Book Fund."  As the following quotes indicate, the books are much appreciated:

"Thank you for making these books available at discounted prices.  I enjoy reading them.  I have learned so many things from what I have already read.  By God's grace, the Lord gives me opportunities to share what I am learning with others here at church."

"I am grateful to God for the books of PRC authors.  I am now beginning to understand truths there were not clear to me before."

"Thank you!  Reading the books is like listening to the authors and being tutored by them.  I'm learning a lot from my readings."