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Showing posts from April, 2011

Jesus Told Us To Do This

Today we had an amazing outreach at the San Isidro relocation village. Building on the continuing work of Mike and Jude Kelly and Natalie Mattes , we held a hygiene clinic for the families who live there. The message was simple, wear shoes, and stay clean by washing your hands and feet. We talked about the importance of cleanliness especially as it relates to preventing disease. After our teaching, we put this lesson to practice, and washed the kids' hands and feet. Remember Jesus did tell us to do this: [Jesus] got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around His waist. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples’ feet. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” He asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

It's About Time . . .

Waaaaaaaaay back in 2008 I posted this job annoucement about the soon coming Starbucks here in Iloilo. Then we waited, and waited, and waited, and waited. Finally the wait is over. Its about time. Our haul for today. Mango passion fruit shake. Strawberries and cream. Caramel frappuccino, she should have got decaf, the LAST thing Faith needs is caffeine. We visited on their grand opening. Surprisingly it was not at all crowded. I'm thinking we will probably go here way too often.

You WILL get Rich When You're Digging a Ditch

Go To Nations missionaries Nate and Abegail Shuck have had a dream to build a children's ministry and a church in Calajunan, the Iloilo city dump area. This dream is currently being built, and is starting to come true. Today Eric, Faith, and Danny did some work at their ministry/work site, helping build this dream. The work was not easy, but it was totally worth it. You will get rich when you're digging a ditch when your reward is in Heaven. Next week Eric will return to Calajunan as an assistant counselor for Camp Sonshine. Not "future" missionaries . . .

I Think I Learned the Most

Our third Timothy Internship Program is over. Six former interns are now trained to be missionaries. The ten weeks is now complete. Honestly, I think I learned the most, even more than the interns. I have been trying to look at everything as a learning opportunity, especially trying to learn from my mistakes, or trying to learn from problems or challenges that arise. I learned so much in these past ten weeks. I am so thankful for these lessons. I am also thankful for this amazing opportunity to grow people, to challenge them, to inspire them, to push them, and then watch them do amazing things. Just around 280 days until the next internship--and yes, we are starting to prepare for the next one already. Images from the Internship Graduation held on Saturday: