New Bike

Ben has been wanting a bike of his own since he mastered bike riding this summer. He saved up money that had been given to him and some of his own allowance to buy himself a bike this weekend.
Kurt and I took him out to a local, reputable bike shop Saturday morning. He is so excited to have a bike of his own. Most of Saturday was spent riding the bike on our street and in a local cemetary.

Ben says, "Thanks, Grandpa, for helping me get a bike!"

Matthew 7: 7"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

9"Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

1960's Banquet

The High School Staff had a "Staff Serving Students" banquet Saturday night. The kids were told to dress in 1960's fashion and bring a car from that era to the '1960's drive-in' themed banquet.
Mikayla wore bell bottoms, a 'hippy top' and had beads in her hair!
She enjoyed the banquet very much.


Hippie Mikayla!


Kristi, Lindsay, and Mikayla ready for the banquet.
We are blessed with two other missionary families living on the
same street we do with children attending Faith, also!
On school days, Kurt walks 5 Faith Academy students to school!

More Spirit Week Activites

Today was the last day of Spirit week at school. It was a successful week in the funds and items collected for local charities!


Ben's 2nd Grade Teacher as 'the Brain'!


Ben as Jack Sparrow.


Helping team mates through the hoop without touching the hoop


Ben and Jadon as twins for Twin Day.


Kirsten and Joy as twins for Twin Day.


Shroeder (from Charlie Brown) aka Mikayla


Mikayla and Grace - or Shroeder and Minnie Mouse!


Having a mixture of ice tea and jelly poured on!


Dousing one of the High School teachers with the same mix!


Swallowing a gold fish - live - yuck!!!


Elementary and Middle School at lunch time activities.

More Fun in a Forex Box

We have received several forex boxes recently.

One was turned into a sword for Ben to use as part of a costume at school and the rest of that box became a play chair for Jerard.

Now he can sit on the floor with James and I and play with the toys.

Spirit Week

This week, school is having "Spirit Week". Each day the kids dress up according to the theme of the day. They also use this week to collect toys, personal hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, etc.), clothes and money for local charities to use.

Enjoy the pics!


Team Color Team - the High school had themes - Mikayla
is on the 'emo-gothic' team


Kirsten - Blue team!


Mikayla - 'Emo-Gothic' Team


Ben - Yellow Team!


"Crossing The River" Team Game. Kirsten carrying a team-
mate across the 'river'.


Ben being carried across the 'river'.


I took James down to enjoy some of the lunch time
activities. Seo Yeon, Joy, and Kirsten have been friends
since 3rd grade!


Fairy Tale Day at the High School. Mikayla is Cinderella
before she meets the prince!


Pajama Day