It is ten a.m. and raining. Has been raining hard and often for the past two or three days. Gardens not damaged much yet. We have been having blackouts, but they were lifted last night. Rumors are to the effect that Mindanao is being bombed, shelled and attacked. We boys keep quite well, although losing in weight slightly. Food ration was not too bad this past week. Twice we cooked beans to augment the fare. Some say we shall be out of here by October or November. Most think about Christmas or New Year. We often think of our friends in Manila, as we hear that conditions are hard there, and that many are evacuating. I wonder if they are having their meetings this morning. We will go up to the chapel now to hear Dave Martin. We will have our Meeting at one-thirty.