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.

Jail Bird?

Every year the school has a Carnival.
Each grade runs a game booth.

Kirsten explaining how her grades game works.

Ben showing me tickets he has for playing games!

The 8th graders run a "Jail Booth" where people can sign other people up to be thrown in jail!

Kurt was one of the parents recruited to be jail door keeper.

Sometimes the job is rough with unwilling victims having to be wrestled into jail!

Being the sweet Mom I am I threw my daughter in jail for 5 minutes!!

Kurt guarding his own daughter in the jail!

The Carnival is a lot of fun and the proceeds go to charity. I think this year's proceeds are either helping the families in the refugee camps around here because of the fighting on Mindanao Island, or, helping out families left homeless from recent mudslides around here.

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!