Expiration Date

A word of caution when buying imported food items here....check the expiration date.

I purchased a box of cereal the other day at the store and brought it home for the kids. I don't buy cereal to often due to the cost.
It had slipped my mind to check the date on the box.

As best we can tell the cereal is at least 3 years old....and stale!!!!

(Kirsten and Ben are still eating it...they say it's ok!!!!)

Two Year Anniversary

We arrived in Davao November 22, 2006.

Now, today is our 2nd year here.

We are glad to be here and we thank God for our family of supporters who make it possible for us to be here.

Psalm 126:2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."

3 The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

My Nose Is Bleeding

During a water break, the optometrist who came to SIL to offer free eye exams said to me "My nose is bleeding. All this English I need to speak is making my nose bleed."

"My nose is bleeding" is one of the sayings used here to say something is difficult!


Kirsten's 5th grade class made puppets for puppet ministry.

Today they presented at the elementary chapel.

The program was very cute and well done.

Kurt is Home

Kurt arrived safely back in Davao early Wednesday morning our time (for Michiganders it would've been Tuesday evening).

The kids are thrilled to have their Daddy back home.

He has jumped right back into his work and language learning schedule which has helped him overcome jetlag quickly!

Thanks for all your prayers for his safety while traveling!