The kids and I just listened to an excellent message by John Piper
entitled "Proclaiming the Excellencies of Christ, Not Prosperity, Among the Nations."
Take 38 minutes and listen to it!
November 1 is a big holiday in the Philippines.
All Saint's Day.
"Araw ng mga Patay" (Day of the Dead, All Saints Day and All Souls Day) is also known as Undas, taken from the fact it is held on November 1. During All Saints/All Souls Day, the Filipino tradition is to visit the cemeteries and pay homage to their loved ones. The usually solemn cemetery takes on a party atmosphere, with selling of balloons, food, family reunions at the gravesides of loved ones.
For Kurt and I, November 1 holds personal meaning....
6 years ago we buried my Mom on November 1.
2 years ago Kurt's Mom died on November 1.
My Mom helping Mikayla with a craft quite a few years ago
Kurt's Mom with Kirsten and Ben, a few months before she died
"For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed.
Kurt is enjoying the conference he is attending. His presentation went well, too. I'll let him tell more about all that.
The kids and I have been enjoying a week off from school and having our friend, Nancy, here to visit for the week.
We've taken Nancy swimming, to the Eagle Sanctuary and Eden Nature Park,shopping at a Filipinia mall, on a boat trip. Today we are taking Nancy to the Crocodile Park!
I'll post pictures later. Thanks for all your prayers!!!
Kurt's luggage arrived!
His cold is getting better!
His first full day of conference starts today. Pray all goes well for him.
As for us here in the Philippines, we are doing well. The kids are on fall break from school. We went to a pool today to swim. It was great fun!
Thanks for all your prayers.
Kurt made it safely to Waxhaw, NC.
Please pray his luggage arrives tomorrow. The airliner left it in Detroit!
Please pray the cold he seems to have picked up clears up soon.
Pray that the conference he is attending and presenting at goes well this week.