Tricycle Driver

This cute little boy was 'helping' his Daddy drive the tricycle the girls and I rode the other day!!!!

The Three Bears Kinder Concert

Ben's Kindergarten class recently presented a "Kinder Concert" to the parents. It was very well done and cute.

The kids sang praise and worship songs, rhyming and action songs, and acted out The Three Bears story.

After the concert, the Kindergarten class served snacks to the parents. It was very fun!!!!!

Living Differences Part 3

Ok....a few more differences about living here versus living in the USA....

Umbrellas are used a lot here - not for rain, but for portable shade!

Produce is sold by the kilo - 2.2 pounds.

It usually rains in the early evening.

Philippine Adventures

Recently Mikayla went with another family out to an allocation.

An allocation is a village or province where translation work is going on.

While the parents were assisting the missionary there with computer issues, Mikayla and her friends had adventures of swimming in a river, riding a sky lab, eating little crunchy dried fish, and enjoying the beautiful scenery!

Bring the Nations to Yourself

The pastor at our church has been preaching a powerful series on fulfilling the great commission entitled "A Passion for Missions" based on the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19 "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

The longer we are here in the Philippines the greater the intensity of my desire to see the Great Commission fulfilled.

I found this prayer from the "Book of Common Prayer" goes a long with what he has been preaching on.

"O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near:

Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you;

bring the nations into your fold;

pour out your Spirit upon all flesh;

and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Book of Common Prayer