ISAC Soccer update

Yesterday, the Faith Academy Girls team won their first game 2 - 0 , tied their second game 1 - 1, and tied their third game 0 - 0. They ended up in the top three of 8 teams playing for the day.

Mikayla, even though wearing lots of sunscreen, burned on her face and behind her knees. Today she is very uncomfortable with it and her burn will make playing harder for her today. Pray she doesn't burn more today.


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.

Soccer, Band, Game Night, Movie

Mikayla and Kirsten had a busy day today.

After school they played a soccer game.

Mikayla (#15) and Kirsten (#11) playing. Their uniform
numbers match their ages!


Kirsten in action.



The soccer game ended with Faith losing 4 - 1. We hurried home for Mikayla and Kirsten to shower up, eat a quick dinner......and
then there was a band concert.
Kirsten played percussion to help out the 5th grade beginner band.

Kirsten playing snare drum.

Mikayla played clarinet in the High School Praise Ensemble.

The Ensemble Mikayla played in.

Mikayla and her friend Jeen. These two have played clarinet
together since 6th grade!

The concert was really good.
We thank God for the opportunities our children are receiving at Faith Academy.

We thank God for the band director. He is enthusiastic, talented, and a great band director for the kids!

Band Director, Nate Becker!

After the concert Kirsten attended the Middle School Game night and Mikayla went to a movie with some of her friends!

Some days are like that....busier than normal....but fun!


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.