Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Rockin' Out

Our bible studies with the kids have the same challenges working with any children anywhere
in the world.  The goal of keeping their attention with fun in hopes they learn a truth that stays with them the rest of their life.  Oh yah, and do it under 15 minutes. So in Shine club they enjoyed painting rocks while the truth of Jesus is our rock was taught. They are drying now and next week they will take them home for a reminder of the truth.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Get to Change

    Change in life, it is the one constant, there is a longing for things to stay the same, but it won't.  I have learned to embrace change through a odd illustration and lesson.  Subangan, pictured here, is the sand area between two rivers that we have made our local play ground activity area.
But after every storm, the half mile of beach can take on a whole new shape. The river can move 200 yards.  We can gain a ton of sand or have the whole volleyball court swept away.  At
first this was frustrating and discouraging.  Then I learned the vision of opportunity.  Instead of what is, I look at what can we do with this.  We have changed to locations of every activity three or four times and each time using it to our advantage.  Because the question is not if change is going to come, but when it does what do I get to do when it comes.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Live for Eternity Today

I am sad to say and pleased to announce that (the story I shared on Sept 25th about being ready with eyes wide open) our precious sister that we got to share Jesus with her that day is now in the loving arms of our Savior.  What a victory!  And no regrets!  I pray that you to will see opportunities and step into them in helping others find Jesus before it is too late.  Live for eternity today, without any regrets.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Christmas in the "-bers"

So as soon as the -bers begin, September, October, etc. Christmas begins, which is fine with us.  It is just a little different here in the Philippines with electric rainbow trees, even a bright orange tree, modge-podge of colours, the more colours the better. When people here celebrate Christmas here it is not about Santa but rather all about Jesus coming to the world and there is no if ands or buts about it.