Caroling

In the Philippines, caroling from house to house is a big event.
Recently, a friend of ours who is involved with a senior citizen group here, brought his group to our door to carol for us. It was very nice to hear their songs and visit with them some. We provided refreshments of pop and cookies before they went on caroling to other homes.

Dengue update

James' rash is cleared up and his high fevers are gone.
He still has days where he has a low-grade fever and doesn't have much energy. Today has been one of those days for him. Lying around and being held have been what he really wants to do today.
Dengue can take weeks to fully recover from, so please keep him in your prayers. Thanks!


James with his two favourite stuffed animals - Tigger and
Curious George. He doesn't nap or sleep at night without those
two 'friends' with him!

High School Christmas Banquet

Mikayla recently attended the High School Christmas Banquet. This year it was a dress-up affair held at a local posh hotel. Mikayla and her friends really enjoyed the event.

Christmas Party at RBI

We've been very blessed by the ministry of Resources for the Blind here in Davao!
Tuesday they hosted a birthday party for Jesus for their younger clients. Arlene and I took James and Jerard to the party. It was great fun!


Teachers Anna and Daisy with Jerard. They provide twice-a-week
occupational therapy for Jerard.

Playing with Neighbors

Ben and James had the fun of playing with some of the neighbor kids the other day in the vacant lot next to us. The kids were teaching Ben how to shoot arrows from the coconut fronds. They had a great time and Ben is looking forward to Christmas break to play more with them.