This visit eventuated in a very brief time in Labuan Bajo. Over this period of our visit Flores had experienced one of its most intense wet seasons. We flew ‘Merpati’ from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo but due to the rain, wind and cloud we couldn’t land at Labuan Bajo and consequently had to return to Denpasar to stay overnight and attempt to fly in the next day. The next day we again tried to fly into Labuan Bajo but once again due to very strong winds and low cloud could not land. On the third attempt, the following day we finally landed at Labuan Bajo. We did manage to take four suitcases of supplies to the mission, including a guitar and much needed vitamin tablets for the brothers. We took the brothers shopping again to the super market, to the fruit and vegetable market and bought bulk rice and sugar. Their block of land was now cleared and had a recently drilled well and a high fence around the property was well under construction.

Delivery of a new guitar (19 March 2012)_adjusted_IMG_0583
Delivery of a new guitar (19 March 2012)
The latest delivery of supplies included much needed vitamin tablets for the brothers (19 March 2012)_IMG_0580
The latest delivery of supplies included much needed vitamin tablets for the brothers (19 March 2012)
Showing the local children some of their own artwork on the MOP tea towels (19 March 2012)_IMG_0586
Showing the local children some of their own artwork on the MOP tea towels (19 March 2012)
Playing soccer at the brothers' rented house (21 March 2012)_IMG_0662
Playing soccer at the brothers’ rented house (21 March 2012)
Playing in the rain (19 March 2012)_IMG_0589
Playing in the rain (19 March 2012)
Playing in the rain with the children (19 March 2012)_ IMG_0602
Playing in the rain with the children (19 March 2012)
Putting together the music books (21 March 2012)_IMG_0643
Putting together the music books (21 March 2012)
Br Nerlito sharing time with the neighbourhood children (21 March 2012)_IMG_0648
Br Nerlito sharing time with the neighbourhood children (21 March 2012)
Buying the supply of flour (19 March 2012)_007
Buying the supply of flour (19 March 2012)
More shopping (19 March 2012)_002
More shopping (19 March 2012)
The maket place on a wet day (20 March 2012)_adjusted_009
The market place on a wet day (20 March 2012)
Market place with drain used for bathing (20 March 2012)_014
Market place with drain used for bathing (20 March 2012)
Fisherman's house (21 March 2012)_IMG_0691
Fisherman’s house (21 March 2012)
Living down by the beach (21 March 2012)_IMG_0677
Living down by the beach (21 March 2012)
Recently drilled well for the future monastery (20 March 2012)_037
Recently drilled well for the future monastery (20 March 2012)

 

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