Down By The River


Kids like these three live 'under the bridge' on a busy road here in
Davao. They live along the rivers' edge that leads to the ocean.


Housing like this along the river is common here

Running the Race

"May I run the race before me,
Strong and brave to face the foe,
Looking only unto Jesus
As I onward go."

(Scenes from the recent Track and Field Day held at Faith Academy).

Update on Joy

Joy is home from the hospital as of today. But keep praying for her. Dengue can be very hard to get over and can take months. It makes you very tired and at times there are flare-ups of the symptoms. Thanks.

Please Pray for Joy

There are only three girls in Kirsten's grade and all three have been good friends since we moved here.Joy is one of Kirsten's classmates. She is very sick and in the hospital with dengue fever. Please pray for her to get well soon.Thanks.

Heaven's on her mind

"You know, Mom, it's really weird...."

"What's that, honey?"

"Before 4th grade I didn't really think about Heaven much, but then in 4th grade we were reading about Heaven and now I look forward to it so much. Sometimes I wish I'd die soon so I could go there!......"

Kirsten's 5th grade class is memorizing Revelation 5:9 - 11. Verse 9 says "And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation."

As I prayed with Kirsten tonight we thanked God for preparing Heaven and for how awesome it will be to be worshiping at His throne, seeing Him face to face.....too awesome for words....

Heaven's On My Mind - by Cheri Keaggy
"You see a change
I'm not the same
You may ask me why I smile
Don't think that I live in denial
Well, lyin' that's just not my style
I'm telling the truth

If you see the light
Inside my eyes
I can't contain this inner peace
It's welling up inside of me
If you knew Him then you'd agree
And love Him too
Just the way I do

So glad to know
I'm gonna see my God in heaven
So good to be assured of my home
And if you need to know
The reason why I shine
It's because heaven, heaven's on my mind
Heaven's on my mind

If you see my life
And wonder why
Now only God gives love like this
Surpassing anything you wish
To be a chosen one of His
A dream come true
Let Him reign on you

They say it's a wonderful world
This world we know
Still I dream of a better place
Our eternal, our eternal, our eternal home" - Cheri Keaggy -