Faith Academy 2011

Our kids are winding down the school year with 8 1/2 days left. They finish on May 27th.

Mikayla is finishing her sophmore year and will enter grade 11 in August.
Kirsten is finishing her 7th grade year and will enter grade 8 in August.
Ben is finishing his 3rd grade year and will enter grade 4 in August!

Thanks for praying for our kids!!!!!

Riches to Rags

Faith Academy is putting on the musical "Riches to Rags" by Dennis and Nan Allen. Mikayla is in the Girls Chorus and is one of the actresses. She plays the accountant. The musical is a modern-day retelling of the story of Job.

The director and his wife

Mikayla playing "Elizabeth Brown from Accounting" telling Job
his business has been bought out by a hostile take over!

Janey, Kirsten, and Soy Yeon - best friends, watching the play


For quite a while now we have been looking around for a different house to rent. The house we currently have is big but the rental price makes our monthly budget very tight.
To relieve that stress we've been looking for a lower cost house to rent.
God provided in such a cool way!

The kids and I had been praying for a house close to school.
I'd been praying it would be up on a hill to avoid flooding issues, that it would fit our family and our budget!
The house we will move into on July 1 is very close to the school; we can see the covered court, performing arts center, and play ground from our veranda; it's on a hill, it fits our family and our budget!!!

School roof tops as seen from the veranda of the house we will move in to.

zoomed in view

Some of our new neighbors. The lady in the middle, Ellen, has been helping us look for a house to rent. She has helped other
missionaries find housing and also works as a house helper for another missionary family here.

Keep us in your prayers as we transition to a new house. We are looking forward to the move, but still, the unsettledness of packing up one house, cleaning and painting the other, finishing the school year, kids off for summer break, etc....can cause tension at times, feelings of being scattered and unsettled, anyone who's moved knows!
We desire to "walk with peace of soul in all that comes our way."

Jeremiah 29:11.....For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD,.....

Forever Young

The Middle School hosted their annual end-of-school year banquet at a local hotel/resteraunt here in town.
Kirsten looked beautiful in her dress (proud momma talking!)

7th grade class at the banquet!

Teacher Appreciation Lunch

Our family was involved in organizing the Teacher's Appreciation Lunch on Monday. We had a lot of fun.

Kurt was the overall coordinator of this event.

Mikayla coordinated the decorations and table set up.

Kirsten helped with set up and food serving.

Ben was a greeter and helper - pulling out chairs for the ladys, helping carry plates of food to the table, etc.

I coordinated the food.

Setting up!

This is the 2nd event Mikayla has recently planned.
One of the ladies asked her to be event coordinator for a birthday in July!!! She does a good job at it!!!

Dottie, Twyla and I provided food and helped serve.
Twyla was in charge of cards for the teachers and arranging
for the student council kids to be servers. She answered
many questions for Kurt and I as we'd never planned this
event before, but she has.


We had lasagna.....



..............cookies for desserts............ tea, coffee, water...........

Great People

Some of the students provided music during the lunch.

Kurt and I really appreciated how our kids helped out! It was a fun event for all of us to participate in.