ISAC Soccer Update

On Friday, the 2nd day of ISAC, the girls tied their first game 1 -1 with Brent Baguio, lost their second game 2 - 1 against Brent Subic, and lost thrid game to the First place team , European International School 2 - 0.
Reports are that most of the play is happening on Faith's opponent's end of the our girls are putting up a great fight and playing well!

Pray for Mikayla's sunburn to get better. March, April and May are the Philippine summer months - the sun is more intense and it is hotter. Even the best of sunscreens doesn't always work well here.

Today they have one scheduled game and then playoffs. I'll keep you all posted!

Track and Field Day 2010

Last Friday, March 12, Faith Academy had its annual track and field day for elementary and middle schoolers.

Enjoy the pics!

Kirsten running the 1 k

Ben and his friend Fernando

Ben running hurdles

Ben doing the long jump

Ben receiving an encouraging hug from his Dad

Kirsten manning the red team table

Kirsten running a race

Ate (ah-tay) Kirsten walking with James. (Ate in Cebuano
means 'older sister'. Its a term of respect.)

James running his own race and having fun at the track and
field day.

Kirsten, Trea, and James taking a break from activities.

Ben running a race.

ISAC in Manila for Soccer

Mikayla and her teammates left today to go to Manila for the International School Athletic Conference soccer (girls) competitions.
There will be about 6 or 7 international schools competing.

Pray for their travel safety and for no injuries. The team from Faith is going with only one substitute player. Several of the players who would've gone were recently injured and are unable to play.


Brown outs due to El Nino

Mindanao is experiencing a drought. Farm lands are dry and cracking.
The soccer field grass at school is brown. Water levels in the lakes are low.
This is causing the power company to reduce generation capacity of the hydro electric plants in Lake Lanao in Lanao del Sur and Pulangi River in Bukidnon as advised by the National Grid Corporation of the Phils. (NGCP).
We've been told to expect a two hour power outage daily. It hasn't been occuring every day as the schedule at the power company's website says, but we are experiencing outages about 2 - 5 times a week.

So, pray for rain. It's been a long time since there has been any significant rain fall here.


For the next 30 hours or so I will be gone. I'm going on a Womens retreat that the Member Care Coordinator has organized. There are about 40 women attending.
I am looking forward to this time very much. We've had a lot of issues going on in our family recently and I'm thankful for this time to pray uninterrupted, fellowship with other women, and recharge.

Psalm 73
21 When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered,

22 I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you.

23 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.

24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. 25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. 27 Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. 28 But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.