I arrived in Manila at 11:20 p.m., local time and got to San Pablo City at around 2:00. Wonderful to be greeted by my dear friends. Nennete and Jeffrey picked me up and they brought Joseph along. The little boy that I adopted 2 years ago. He has grown so tall and it is summer vacation for them here and he has a dark dark tan!!! I think it was probably the first time he has been in Manila and certainly the first time he has been at the airport! You may remember he use to live at a dump. But now he attends church and school here and of course lives at Open Door. Last month at the close of their school year he received the award for being the best in Math. I am so proud!!!! Is this not a beautiful picture of you and I? Deep in our poverty spiritual and He reaches down from heaven and lovingly draws to Himself. No longer are we feeding on scraps from the dump but we are now His children, party of a royal family, a chosen race, daughters and sons of the King! I am attaching a picture from devotion this morning! Just girls, it was wonderful! I slept until 8:15, so I got a good rest! Mangos for breakfast, my favorite!!!! And by the way, my back has not hurt me the whole time!!!!! That is truly a miracle, it was hurting me on Saturday morning while I packed but I am doing great now!!! Thank you soooooo much for your prayers!!!!!