For the children who live in the community adjacent to the Cagayan De Oro city cemetery, the graveyard serves as an immense playground where the kids play, fight, and relax. I spent one evening there observing the kids’ graveyard antics. Even though my time with them was so short I feel like I learned a lot about who they are and the way that they live.

I recently heard from Kristen’s Grandma that there was a flood in the Philippines where we were staying. Their house (the house we stayed in while we were in Cagayan) was full of water up to the knees and it’s a mile inland. The streets were all water and most of the families living near the ocean without western style houses lost their homes to the flood. This surely includes the houses of the kids that were cleaning the river in my last post. Send them good thoughts.