This week we ran out of water. Like there was nothing. Our water is always weak, but for a few days we didn't have any. I thought that it was hard enough to transition from America to dirty, non-heated water. But when you don't even have any water at all? Wow.
So we were using the water from our neighbor's front porch out of their spigot. We would fill up our buckets and big water bottles and lug them into the house for everything.
Shower. Drinking. Cooking. Washing dishes. It was messy and wet and inconvenient.
(By the way, I learned that back in the day, if a Filipino wanted to court a girl, he would tow her water in for her. It would have been nice to be allowed to be "courted" for a few days there. Just saying...)
Anyways, when our water was finally fixed I was so excited. I turned on that kitchen sink spigot and just felt so relieved. Take advantage of those little blessings...which aren't so little actually.
Other than that, everything is good as usual. We have about 5 people we are trying to have baptized by the end of this transfer (first week of August). The biggest problem is just that we need to get them married first. There are a lot of live-ins here because divorce actually isn't legal here. So there are people living in and leaving and everything is all mixed up. That makes it especially hard to try to preach the gospel.
There are so many couples that want to get baptized, but they can't afford to get married so they can live the law of chastity to qualify.
It's hard. But as a representative of the God of miracles, I know that if they are faithful, they will be taken care of. The time will come for everyone.
Thank you all!