In a whirlwind 40 hour trip
Kirsten, Ben, Kurt and I flew from Davao to Manila to Singapore
Spent about 18 hours in Singapore and then flew back to Davao via Manila where our passports were stamped and our visas renewed. It was great to see a part of the world we hadn't seen before (it was the first time in Singapore outside the airport for Ben, Kirsten, and I).
Though, I was not well on the trip and once we got to the hotel I slept white the others did a little sight seeing.
We are thankful our visas are renewed!
While there are many things to enjoy here in the Philippines,
efficiency and bureaucracy are not necessarily on that list!
I find it interesting the events God ordains in our lives.
We were told Tuesday that Kirsten's, Ben's, Kurt's, and my visas could no longer be renewed and we'd have to leave the country and come back in to have them re-issued.
So, that is what we are doing!!! Tomorrow (2/26) we are taking an early morning flight to Singapore. (though it goes to Manila first. We will arrive in Singapore around 1:30 in the afternoon.).
While it tends to be a pricey place to spend time in, it was the least expensive place to fly to.
Thankfully we found a good hotel rate.
We will do some sight seeing, enjoy some of the local cuisine, and then fly back to the Philippines on Friday.
Kirsten and Ben have to miss two days of school. Not that they are disappointed about that!!!!
Mikayla's visa is fine and she'll be staying here to care for James.
Today we are celebrating the one year anniversary of James' adoption. He became legally our son 2/20/14! Since the kids do not have school today we are going to the beach with some friends.
Kirsten is playing varsity soccer for the school this year and doing a great job! She's enjoying the season. Next month the team will travel to Baguio for a three day international school sports competition.
Every year the middle schoolers at Faith take a trip up to Manila to join some other middle school Christian International schools on a week-long outdoor education event. This year the trip went to Subic.
The kids learned about survival in the jungle, released baby turtles in to the ocean, did a ministry outreach, swam, had fun, had good chapel speakers to listen to each night, etc. Ben really enjoyed himself.
this pic is right up on my computer but turned sideways in this
program...oh well, tilt your head!:)