Bowling and Balut

Recently, Kurt and Ben attended a Father-son/guys event for Missionary men and their teenage sons.
They first went to a local bowling alley that is duck pin bowling.
Duckpin bowling is a variation of 10-pin bowling. The balls used in duckpin bowling are 4-3/4 in (12 cm) to 5 in (12.7 cm) in diameter (which is slightly larger than a softball), weigh 3 lb 6 oz (1.5 kg) to 3 lb 12 oz (1.7 kg) each, and lack finger holes. The pins are squatty too.

Then they ate balut - for those brave enough to try it.

A balut (spelled standardized as balot) is a developing duck embryo (fertilized duck egg) that is boiled and eaten in the shell. It is commonly sold as streetfood in the Philippines.

It's one of those strange foods that if you come to Philippines you should try, but not all of us do!!! The other food to try here is durian!

OE Video

Would you like to watch an Outdoor Education Video that Ben participated in in February? There are several schools that do this trip each year. Faith Academy in Manila put this video together. You can find it at
Click on the one for 2015.
The password is FAv1deos!


I love the determined look on Kirsten's face as she goes for
the ball. It reminds me of the verse in Hebrews 12:1-3 to "let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy
that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted."

Here are a few other photos from Baguio ISAC....

LightSys Headquarters

Eventually when we move to the USA we will most likely move to Colorado Springs, Colorado so Kurt can work out of the LightSys headquarters. Here are some pictures of the office.

High School OutDoor Ed 2015

Recently the high schoolers took a short week-long mission trip to a nearby island to help build an orphanage. Here are some pics of Kirsten at work. She enjoyed the physical labor, cement mixing, and sense of accomplishment projects like these bring.

team building activities at the camp ground they stayed at