End-of-Summer Vacation

We just returned from a four day trip to Samal Island.

We stayed at a great place right on the ocean called "Captain Hook's Red Parrot Inn."

We ate fresh-picked coconut and drank the buko juice! Yummm!

Played in Hagamit Falls!!!!!

Swam in the ocean......

Could show you many more pics....but that's enough for now....

Next week school starts!!!!(August 4th)!

Eyes on the Lord

This picture came through my email this morning from a missionary women's magazine. I really like the message! Christ is always there for us and He is our rock!!!!!

Scenes from the Philippines

washing clothing in a river

how many people can you fit in and on a jeepney???

stay on the planks and you won't fall off!!!

laundry hanging up to dry

Bible Dedication

We were blessed with the opportunity to go to a Bible Dedication this week. Translators have been working over 20 years to learn the language of this tribe and finish the Bible in this language. It was a powerful, moving event. Words fail in describing the power and dynamo experienced as these people rejoiced in having the Bible in their own language - a language they used to be embarrassed of but are now proud of; as they thanked the 'white skins' for coming to their location to work on this for over 20 plus years; as they thanked God for His love....

Psalm 86

This is one of my favourite psalms. I was reading it again today and decided to share it on our blog!!!!

Psalm 86

New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 86
A prayer of David.

1 Hear me, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.2 Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you.You are my God; 3 have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long.4 Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you. 5 You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.6 Hear my prayer, LORD; listen to my cry for mercy.7 When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me. 8 Among the gods there is none like you, Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.9 All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name.10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God. 11 Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness;give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.13 For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead. 14 Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God; ruthless people are trying to kill me-- they have no regard for you.15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.16 Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant;save me, because I serve you just as my mother did.17 Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.