Encourage One Another...

Recently Anne and Bob Owens from "Barnabas International" were here to encourage the SIL mission community here in Davao.

To find out more about 'Barnabas International' go to their website: http://www.barnabas.org/
"Welcome to Barnabas International!
Providing pastoral care to missionaries, MKs, global servants and their families."

One of the events we hosted was a women's supper at our house.

God has blessed us with a house able to hold many visitors.

Anne Owens

After a pot-luck dinner, Anne shared an encouraging message about how God orchestrates our lives for His glory and our good; and how encouraging it can be to others to share what God has done in our lives. After she spoke, there was a time for some of the women to share some of what God has done or is doing in their lives. It was a wonderful evening.

1 Thess. 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Heb. 3:13
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today,

Update on Rachel

Rachel is home from the hospital now. She is on antibiotics for pneumonia.
Maricel is now sick due to spending 5 days at the hospital with her daughter and not getting much sleep. Pray for Maricel to rest and get well soon. Thanks.

7 year old Blessing!

"Hey Mom, I've got great news for you!" Ben said excitedly to me the other day.

"What's that, hon?" I answered.

"Of all our family you'll be the first one to go to Heaven and see Jesus!"

"How do you know that?" I said with a smile and a heart that was melting with happiness at his passion for Christ and spending eternity in Heaven.

"Because you are the oldest and the tallest of us all!"

Duet. 29:29The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.

Psalm 139:16 All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Update on Rachel

Rachel is still in the hospital. Her fever has gone down. She has pneumonia and they are still doing one more test to confirm if she has dengue. She continues to have stomach upset and doesn't sleep well. The only food she is able to keep down without problems are bananas and apples.
Keep her and her Mom in your prayers. Thanks.


Mikayla is on the High School/Middle School Girl's Soccer Team.
They will be traveling to Manila the end of this month for ISAC Tournaments (International Schools Activities Conference). She is very excited. She plays defense and goalie.

The girls were supposed to play a travel team today but that team canceled out a few days ago. The coach asked the Moms if they'd be willing to play against their daughters to give them some practice. So some of the Moms and some of the mid-wives from Mercy Maternity Clinic played against the girls today.
I went into the game figuring the girls would trample us but we did well against them. Final score was 4 - 2.
It was a lot of fun playing. Some of us ladies decided to try and start a women's soccer team to play once a week. I may have to buy some soccer cleats now!!!

Me playing on the "Raging Mommas" team

Some of our team

Mikayla in action as defense

Mikayla in goalie position