Saturday we woke up to rainy, cool weather. It is that way again today. It is actually in the 70's! Yesterday afternoon it rose to the 80's but still very pleasant!

For the first time since living here almost one year, I was wishing I had a long sleeved blouse! (but only for a few moments!)

We are really enjoying this cooler weather for a few days!

Nap Time Anyone?

Filipinos take naps where ever they can during break time.

Jeepney drivers will nap in their jeepneys, workers nap on tables or benches in their work place,..........

.....and this construction guy is napping on top of his machine!!!!!

(you can't see it in the picture, but his co-worker was napping on the sidewalk next to that machine, too!!!)

Activities on a November Day

Kirsten and Ben have joined the after school sports being held for K-5 kids at Faith. Currently we are doing football. In the US this sport is called 'soccer'. (But I really think 'football' is a better term!)

Next quarter we will play baseball, and then fourth quarter will be basketball. (I say 'we' because I and two other Moms are heading up the After School Sports Program for the kids!! It's fun!!)

The Middle School had a band concert last night. Mikayla played a duet with one of her school friends as part of the concert. The music director here is a blessing. He does a great job with the kids.

A View from our Veranda

This was the sight that greeted me Monday morning at 5:05 a.m.
What a beautiful sight to see early in the morning....reminding me that "The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy." Psalm 126:3

This sight was just the beginning of a blessed day in which we got to speak with our sending church family in Michigan through Skype. (It was their Sunday evening service time at our 7:30a.m. Monday time!)
What a blessing to see faces and hear voices of friends we hold in our heart dearly. We felt a mix of homesickness and joy as we spoke with our friends and shared about our life here.

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

Family Blessings

Well, we now have a teen ager in our family!

Her birthday party was a lot of fun.

We are thankful to God for each one of our kids!

We are also thankful to all our friends and family for your prayers, support, letters, packages....we are truly blessed.

"Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way--in all your speaking and in all your knowledge...Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful."1 Corinthians 1 : 3 - 8