We made it to Houston safely. We experienced a bit of turbulence the last 45 minutes or so of the flight due to a storm.
It is good to see my sister, Sarah. She has a wonderful house and has purchased many food items the kids are enjoying.

We are so thankful for the time we had in Michigan with our family and friends.

This morning, our sending church had a time of blessing for us before we return to Davao. They closed the service by singing two hymns of blessing for us.

I didn't have dry eyes as we sang these two songs.
It is so good to have a wonderful church family.


In Christ there is no East or West,
In Him no South or North;
But one great fellowship of love
Throughout the whole wide earth.

In Him shall true hearts everywhere
Their high communion find;
His service is the golden cord,
Close binding humankind.

Join hands, then, members of the faith,
Whatever your race may be!
Who serves my Father as His child
Is surely kin to me.

In Christ now meet both East and West,
In Him meet North and South;
All Christly souls are one in Him
Throughout the whole wide earth.


Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

Before our Father's throne
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one
Our comforts and our cares.

We share each other's woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.

This glorious hope revives
Our courage by the way;
While each in expectation lives,
And longs to see the day.

From sorrow, toil and pain,
And sin, we shall be free,
And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity.