Visiting the States

Mikayla, Kirsten, and I (Beth) will be coming to Michigan on July 9 for two months to help Mikayla get set up for college. We are looking forward to our trip, reconnecting with friends and family, attending our sending church, etc. Pray for us to have safe travels.

Adoption Update

Our next court date for James' adoption is June 10th, not May 29th as previously reported. Please pray for this whole process. Thanks!

More Senior Photos of Mikayla



Life in the Philipppines 2

People ask sometimes what life is like here -
well, today I'll tell you about water pressure!

The water pressure from the city gets rather low during the day. Thankfully, our rental house has a 1000 liter water tank and pump. Part of the reason water pressure is low for us is that we live on a hill. But our friends living at the bottom of the hill have the same low-pressure water problems also.

So to compensate for low water pressure we experience 6a - 7p, I set the timer on our washer to wash a load of clothes at 3a while the pressure is really good from the city supply.
Then I start another load around 4:30 while the water pressure is still good.
Then I do one more load of wash around 5:30a. By this time I have to use some of the tank water.

We've learned to be very conservative with water usage and appreciate the water we have!

We also keep buckets of water filled for those days the water just decides not to run at all and our tank is empty!!!!:)

New Family Photos

A friend of ours recently took some new pictures of our family.


family photo of us sitting in swing we donated to school in
memory of Jerard.