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 -

Soccer Action

Goal net

I've been enjoying learning how to use our camera and was able to catch more action shots today at the girl's soccer game they played this morning against a local school.

It was a great game. Mikayla did really well as goalie the first half of the game and playing defense the second half.

End of Game


The after-school soccer season has ended. We had some rainy days this season but overall the kids had a great time.

All the teams

Kirsten's team

Ben's team

Now on to baseball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.