Saturday, January 05, 2008

Cheaper by the Two Baker's Dozens

We were on a small vacation in the "City of Smiles," Bacolod, on the nearby island of Negros. We spent a couple days visiting our friends Chaz and Terrie Yandall. The Yandalls have twenty-six children--not a typo, TWO baker's dozens.

They have six naturally born children, and they have (or are in the process of) adopted twenty other children from the Philippines. They are missionaries in Bacolod, and reaching out to these kids is their amazing ministry. Their house runs like a well-oiled machine. Each one has a job and each one plays a part in keeping the house running-from the loads of laundry to the mountains of food needed to feed this small army. Their kids are amazing, so considerate and responsible, they could teach my kids a thing or two. And my kids love to play with their kids. They played non-stop for two days. Our whole family had a blessed time.

I have mentioned Chaz before, he is my mentor, my great friend, and a true brother in Christ. Chaz is also a pastor of a local church in Bacolod.

We spent two days in the "City of Smiles." A great time was had by all.


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