Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.....

Yesterday morning I prayed that we would be able to obtain a bed for James that had rails on it......

Yesterday afternoon we were given a bed for free - a toddler, twin size bed!

"Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost."

School Year 2009-2010 starts!

Another school year starts.

Every year, the school has a main verse or passage as it's 'foundation verse' for the year.
This year's passage is 2 Timothy 3: 14 - 17

14But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom
you learned it, 15and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

This is my prayer for our children as well.


The front of Faith Academy


Ben, ready for 2nd grade


Kirsten, ready to start 6th grade! A middle schooler now!


Mikayla, ready to start 9th grade! The High School years begin!!!


All three ready for the first day of school


Kirsten with her 6th grade friends.


Ben and class leaving the opening assembly to go to class.

Shortly after Arrival


Holding James and Jerard shortly after returning to Davao

How good it was to hold James and Jerard again when we arrived here on August 1.
James clapped and said 'Mommy' when he first saw us at the gate.
Jerard smiled broadly when he heard my voice.

What a blessing these two are!

Ben is 8!

Ben is officially 8 years old today. We had a family celebration for him. One present he said he received was to finally be over his fever this afternoon. He is feeling much better.

Ben is a blessing and we thank God for him!

Return to Davao

It is an unuwally pleasant, low-humidity morning here in Davao. The sun is shining. The streets are full of the noise of motorcyles, jeeps, a jet is passing overhead, birds are calling in the yard. There is a pleasantness about being back in our house here.

Jerard is vocalizing a lot and in such fun. He is a happy boy.

James is calling Kurt 'Daddy' and interupting Kurt's reading time.

Ben still has a fever but feels better than yesterday. They did some blood work on him yesterday at the out-patient clinic but we won't know results for a few days.

Mikayla has a slight fever and no voice. She seems to have some sinus issue going on.

Kirsten is enjoying playing with James and being back home.

All of us feel better after sleeping well (8 - 10 hours) uninterrupted last night.

Today we will have our own family church time since we don't want to take the kids out with fevers to church this morning. Then we will work on unpacking suitcases.

I'll post pictures from our return soon.