Not Sure

James was playing dress-up the other day with Ben and Kirsten. He had a cowboy vest, superman cape, and a knight's boot on.


In this photo he looks like he's saying "I'm just not sure what I want to be when I grow up...."

Price Differences

I recently bought baseball caps for the after school sports program at a wholesale place in Downtown Davao.

The hats I picked up for the coaches had Ann Taylor store price tags on it of $79.99 - marked down from $88.00.

I purchased them for 58 pesos each - about the US equivalent of $1.27 each!

ISAC Photos


ISAC Banner


Faith Academy Mindanao Soccer Team


Mikayla - pink from sunburn and pink in goalie shirt


The team praying...they did this before and after every game.


Team photo

Ben's Karate Class

The Karate school Ben is going to twice a week had an exhibition at a local mall yesterday. Ben is really enjoying the karate lessons!
The teacher (sen-say) is a Christian and prays at the beginning and end of each class. He also incorporates biblical principles into the lessons and character development - self-control, perseverance, etc.


Ben in his karate uniform


The students in the King's School of Martial Arts

ISAC Soccer Update

This is the final ISAC Soccer (Football) update for this school year.

The girls played two games today.

They tied the first one and then lost it in the tie-breaking kick off thing(I'm not up on my terminology for that).

They then played in the playoff against the 6th ranked team (they entered this playoff as the 5th out of 8 teams). They lost this match but it was a well-fought game and the girls had fun!

They are happy with their 6th place overall ranking.

Tonight they attend a banquet for all the ISAC participants.
Tomorrow they will go to church, a mall, and then return to Davao in the evening!

I'm glad they did as well as they did. They only had enough players to go up to field a team with one substitute (12 players). And one of the players sprained her ankle yesterday and is hobbling around on crutches, so today there were no subs!

(Mikayla texted me to let me know she purchased some Starbucks coffee for me! She knows her Mom's love for a good cup of coffee!)