Cooking at Isla Reta

We planned camp menus - hobo dinners, chicken, potatoes, hamburgers......

The guys did a great job manning the cooking coals......

I taught them all how to make 'banana boats'......

We didn't cook pig but these pigs are ready for someone to cook them (they are still alive in this picture). When bought, they will be slaughtered, cleaned, and cooked...........

Isla Reta Pictures

As promised, I will share some pics from Isla Reta with you all.

I won't bore you with all 200 plus photos we took, but I will tell you that I've found a new favorite spot here!

The 'resort' is like camping at a state park in Michigan by the lake.


A view from huts towards the beach

We cooked our own food, slept in cement floored huts, swam, enjoyed walking and exploring, had s'mores at night, watched the stars....it was beautiful and relaxing.


A cement floored hut


Lorine and Danielle with James in the nepa hut where we ate our meals


Part of the beach


Relaxing


James in a hole the kids had dug in the sand

I thank God for his beautiful creation, for a chance to enjoy a few days away from daily life and work, and for good friends.


Ben in the hole he helped dig


One of the neighbor's pigs got loose and ran into our camp as we were cooking dinner. Two guys came and caught him. Soon he was to be someone's dinner!


Burying each other in the sand


At the dock back in Davao. Part of our crew were waiting with our stuff while Kurt and Jeff went to get cars to come pick them up. One of the bicycle drivers let Ben and Jadon ride around on his bike. They had a great time taking turns pedaling it!

Resources for the Blind

Jerard was seen by a physical therapist today at "Resources for the Blind" for an evaluation.
He will start physical therapy (p.t.) next week three times a week to help him gain motor skills.
We were very pleased with the therapist and the facilities!
Check out their website: http://www.blind.org.ph/admins/contactus.html

Isla Reta

We won't be updating our web now until Tuesday.
We are going to, a beach 'resort', on Talicud Island with good friends. We'll post pictures when we return.
http://samalcity.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&
id=231&Itemid=232

18th Wedding Anniversary

18 years ago I'd written a song for Kurt, for our wedding, based on Proverbs 31, Ecclesiastes 4 and Ephesians 5.

Our marriage has had many joys and blessings, seasons of traveling rough roads, wonderful adventures (including our current life here in the Philippines),......

I am thankful that God gave Kurt to me for my husband and friend.

And this still is "My Prayer"................

MY PRAYER TO GOD AS I STAND BEFORE YOU TODAY,
IS TO BE AN EXCELLENT WIFE. SO THAT YOUR HEART CAN TRUST IN ME AND HAVE MUCH GAIN,
I VOW TO DO YOU GOOD AND NOT EVIL ALL OF MY DAYS.

I PRAY TO MY FATHER AS I NOW BECOME YOUR WIFE,
THAT IN ALL MY WAYS I HONOR HIM AND YOU. I'LL GIRD MYSELF WITH STRENGTH AND
LOOK WELL TO ALL OUR WAYS, I PRAY TO BE THE HELPMEET FOR YOU HE NEEDS ME TO BE.

THROUGH ALL THE CHANGES THAT ARE BOUND TO COME OUR WAY, I VOW MY LOVE TO YOU. WITH JESUS AS MY STANDARD, STRONG IN HIM I'LL STAY. A GENTLE QUIET SPIRIT, FOR HIM TO CREATE IN ME, I PRAY; HONORING HIM AND YOU, IN LOVE.

AND TODAY, I MARRY MY BEST FRIEND. MAN AND WIFE, BEGINNING WITH NO END. A THREE STRAND CHORD WILL NOT BE BROKEN AS WE STAND FAITHFUL IN JESUS CHRIST. MY FRIEND, I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

I PRAY TO MY FATHER AS I NOW BECOME YOUR WIFE, THAT IN ALL MY WAYS I HONOR HIM AND YOU.
SO THAT YOUR HEART CAN TRUST IN ME AND HAVE MUCH GAIN. I PRAY TO BE THE HELPMEET FOR YOU HE NEEDS ME TO BE.