Pray For Jake

Jake is a friend of ours and works at our office.
He has been having heart trouble and needs to have a valve replacement surgery sooner rather than later.
Please pray for the finances. (In US dollars it's about $11,000).
Pray for his peace in all this uncertainty. Jake is a deeply committed Christian with an excellent musical talent that he uses in leading praise and worship at our office meetings and at his church. He's a great accountant. And he's also helping Kurt learn Cebuano.

A qoute from Brennan Manning

"If we maintain the open-mindedness of children, we challenge fixed ideas and established structures, including our own. We listen to people in other denominations and religions. We don't find demons in those with whom we disagree. We don't cozy up to people who mouth our jargon. If we are open, we rarely resort to either-or: either creation or evolution, liberty or law, sacred or secular, Beethoven or Madonna. We focus on both-and, fully aware that God's truth cannot be imprisoned in a small definition. "
-- Brennan Manning

Election Update

Thankfully, election day passed with minimal violence!
Thanks for praying!

Pray for the Philippine Election Day

Today is the first ever automated elections being held nation wide in the Philippines.
Election times are typically marred with violence. Pray that elections today are peaceful.
Read more about the elections at

Middle School Banquet May 2010

Kirsten is attending her first Middle School Banquet tonight.
Mikayla fixed her hair for her.
Kirsten and I went and had her nails done this morning.

I think she looks beautiful!!!

Kirsten's hair

Kurt and Kirsten

Kirsten ready to go!