James and Jocy

James and Jocy are two very special friends we have here in Davao.

Recently they had a dedication ceremony for Beth Mari at their home.

The senior pastor from their church led the service.

Beth with Beth!

These two wonderful people have a ministry with the neighborhood kids and families and are planting a church. Right now their home is the church. James is currently going to seminary to get his degree in pastoring and counseling.

Pray for them as they continue to minister to their neighbors!

James, Jocy, and Beth outside their house.

Jocy, Beth Mari, and Beth


It's really a blessing to see Jerard interact more and be interested in playing!


For most of Kindergarten Ben lamented he was the 'only kid in class who hasn't lost a tooth....'

but now he is making up for lost time!

He lost another tooth today and the new ones growing in are already visible!!!!!

A Day Of Firsts

Yesterday, August 5th, was a day of 'firsts'!

Ben lost his first tooth!

Jerard fed himself a cracker while sitting in the high chair for the first time ever.

He also showed interest in playing yesterday for the first time ever!

Answer to Prayer

We are finding out that Jerard really likes rougher textures!

Today, he played with coarse pebbles during therapy. He also was smiling and stayed awake the whole hour of therapy!

He was picking the pebbles up in his hands and enjoying having his feet in the coarse, tiny pebbles while he was sitting and doing other exercise...but he didn't realize he was exercising!

It is amazing to watch him be interested and awake and starting to play more. We thank God for the wisdom and guidance he is providing Liezel and us as we help our little guy grow!