Christmas High School Banquet

The High School Christmas Banquet was held tonight.
Kirsten and Mikayla looked beautiful for it! (Says the proud momma!)

Kurt is 50

Well, the house didn't burn down with 50 birthday candles lit!

Kurt turned 50 on November 26th!

Thanking God for him!

Jerard's Swing Set

We donated the swing set Jerard used to use to the school.

They made a few modifications to it and now it is an enjoyable swing on the playground!

Prayer Request

There are many transitions coming up and already occuring in our family with our upcoming furlough, Mikayla going to college, returning to what now seems like a semi-foreign culture of the USA, leaving friends, etc.

There is a huge unknown of how long the finalization of James' adoption will take and what that means for us as a family anticipating leaving the Philippines in June to return to the USA to help Mikayla settle in to college.

There are some other issues going on as well that we are working on individually and as a family.

While we do not know how all these things will work out, we do know the One who is working all these things for our good and His glory.
Please pray for each of our children: Mikayla, Kirsten, Ben, and James. We covet your prayers for each of them and for us. Thanks!

Thanksgiving Psalm 65

Psalm 65
Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed.
O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.
When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions.
Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts!
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation,
the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas;

the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might
who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves,

the tumult of the peoples,so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in aweat your signs.You make the going out of the morningand the evening to shout for joy.

You visit the earth and water it you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.

You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges,
softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.
You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy,
the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.