Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Last week we started praying everyday for Eric to find a friend here. Faith was fortunate in that she had Cora, even though she is a year younger than Faith, they get along very well, often disappearing off in their own world playing their little games. Eric and Faith are also very good friends.We started praying for Eric to have such a good guy friend here.

Before we knew it, the Lord answered our prayer. Jandar is a two weeks older than Eric and he lives in the house next door, and they love playing together. This morning we heard him through our window saying, "eric, eric, are you awake yet?" As I write this he, Eric and Faith are running around outside in our courtyard.

Yet again the Lord shows us that He cares about the little and big things. Actually for a seven year old boy having a good friend is not so little a thing. And more importantly He shows us yet again that things happen when we pray.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The calm before the storm.

We are now in the midst of the calm before the storm. Here is our schedule for the next few months:
-April 12 - 15, Camp Aklan
-April 21-21, Camp Alibunan
-April 24-30, Camp Bocolod
-May 2-6, Camp Iloilo
-May 15-21, Camp Guimaras (Christ for the Nations short-term team here)
-May 23-27, Iloilo Compassion International Camp
-May 30-June 1, Sonshine Center Building Work Days
-June 2-5, Trip to Boracay
-June 13, Preschool Begins
-June 28, Sonshine Center reopens
-July 4-15, Calvary International Discovery Missions Team visits
-July 8-15, Jimmy and Beth Capone Short-term Missions trip
Oh, and one more thing . . .
-July 18, we leave for a two month visit to the United States

I am told this is how it is every Summer, one thing after another. This is what the song writer refers to when he says, "A little less conversation, a little more action."