Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Kids....

Neo: Still the cutest little boy around. Has just started climbing (that's fun!). Can say 'please', 'no-no' and is working on Daisy and Ally's names. We are looking forward to meeting with our Social Worker and Lawyer next month to schedule a custody granting court date. Please pray with us about that!

Daisy and Ally: Just started first and third grade. Doing GREAT. Love wearing makeup, skirts and skateboarding (quite the combo, huh!). They are understanding the language here more and more all the time, but still struggle to speak it. They are currently learning life lessons about hard work and managing money. They are such good girls, and we LOVE them!! Please pray for Daisy and Ally!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Classifed:

One able-bodied, sound-minded, God-servin, children-lovin, TEACHER.

Rachel, has been with us for 7 months now, helping us homeschool our daughters. But, at the end of the year, she will return to her home country of Australia, and we'll be 'teacher-less'.

So, interested in coming to the Philippines and being a 'missionary/teacher' for 9 months - one year?

Why, you might ask, do you need a teacher? Well, having a teacher frees Josh and I up to:
* Finish language study
* Help with the translation of the Bible into Tala Andig
* Help prepare and check Bible lessons
* Help disciple and advise the Tala Andig church
* Help with the medical/clinic program
* Teach through the newly translated book of Mark

We need help!

Please email us if you are interested and we'll send you more details.
A Rainy Day!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Potato Harvest

Tala Andigs start bringing their kids to the field as soon as they can walk. This little guy helped stack potatoes, put them in sacks and of course played a bit of 'war' with his digging stick as a gun and his cousin as his 'enemy'.

There really are potatoes somewhere in that field. You've gotta dig for em' though! It's hard work!

Filipinos seem to be a lot more 'bendy' than Americans. They can squat for hours on end. When we try that, our legs fall asleep within three minutes. So, needless to say, we tend to walk away from a harvest a lot dirtier than our Filipino friends.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Knitters

We're so thankful for Rachel, the girls teacher. Not only is she doing a great job teaching our girls, but she is even teaching them 'extras'. Right now? Knitting! They love it. Daisy has almost completed a washcloth sized patch, and Ally (thanks to her Aunt Bethany for sending great big needles) is just starting to learn.