Ancient Words

Michael W. Smith's song, "Ancient Words", is a beautiful song that is 'playing' in my head often. I wanted to share the words to this song with you. I thank God for His Holy Word and His life-changing Love and Mercy.

Ancient Words

Holy words long preserved
for our walk in this world,
They resound with God's own heart.
Oh let the ancient words impart

Words of Life, words of Hope
Give us strength, help us cope
In this world, where e'er we roam
Ancient words will guide us Home.

CHORUS:
Ancient words ever true
Changing me and changing you,
We have come with open hearts
Oh let the ancient words impart

Holy words of our Faith
Handed down to this age
Came to us through sacrifice
Oh heed the faithful words of Christ.

Holy words long preserved
For our walk in this world.
They resound with God's own heart
Oh let the ancient words impart.

CHORUS x4
We have come with open hearts
Oh let the ancient words impart

The Kid's School


The High School were Mikayla goes to school. It is next to the SIL
office where Kurt works.


The front of the Elementary and Middle School complex where
Ben and Kirsten go to school.


One of the inner open-air covered hallways.

90% Rule

This year, with turning 50, I decided to make a lifestyle change and eat healthier.
I've switched my diet to mostly vegetarian - and try to follow the "90% rule" which means 90% of what I eat each day is unrefined fruits and veggies!
It's easy to do here with all the wonderful fruits and veggies that can be easily obtained at the market.
I feel healthier and have gotten back to the weight I was before having babies!
If you want to read more about the 90% rule, check out Dr. Joel Furhman's book, "Eat To Live" or visit his website http://www.drfuhrman.com/

Wow....

Wow, time flies! I hadn't realized it'd been 8 days since my last post. Sorry, I don't like to go that long between posts!

We've had a sinus infection virus attacking each of us in varying degrees. Mikayla was sick enough to have to miss the High School Retreat that they annually take early in the start of the school year. Just yesterday she was finally starting to feel a bit better.

Kurt has been busy working on programming needs for the Asia Area. He's also been helping friends of ours with their website for their ministry. Check it out at http://www.reachinternationalhealthcareandtraining.com/
(or better yet - wait at least 24 hours from this post to check the new website. If you check it now it will be the old site.)

We are thankful to be here on the mission field and appreciate all your prayers!

I'll post again sooner than 8 days from now!!!!:)

Houses

Houses vary widely in construction around here.
But here are some recent house pictures I took......


Near the wharf are many houses built of wood and bamboo
on stilts over the ocean water.


A house on Samal Island.


Another house on Samal Island. Samal is a quick ferry boat
ride across the bay from Davao City. It has some nice beaches.


A model village house at Eden Nature Park