Friday, May 27, 2011

Do you have Beautiful Feet?

" How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns." Isaiah 52:7
After one week of the "rainy" season we are in mud up to our ankles.....

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Yummy.......Americano Breakfast!

Danelo, Landon, Wilfredo, Rene & Toto

Some of the boxing boys stopped by for breakfast this morning.......I had rice, but no fish.....oh what to do? I decided to serve them up some American pancakes. You can see how much they enjoyed was the first time any of them had ever had a pancake or syrup. They especially like my berry syrup from Oregon! They've got great taste, the good thing is they washed the dishes!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Is Osama Bin Laden REALLY dead???

.......or did he and his sidekick escape over here to the PI? This is  very common headgear worn around this part of the Philippines. The Filipinos love to wear these as they work in the fields or ride around on their rmotorcyles. They mainly wear it to keep the sun off them, but Rich has discovered it keeps the misquitos from attacking his head and neck!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Over the Sunset Mountains.....or should I say oceans?

Heaven awaits for me, Over the sunset mountains, Jesus my Savior I'll see

Last night was by far the most stunning sunset I have seen outside our home.  I did a lot of traveing by bus yesterday as well as standing in line and was able to read through the whole book of Romans. I thought of the verse in Chapter 1:20  "for since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood by what has been made, so that they are without excuse."

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Putting old things to good use....

My old sewing machine sat in my closet for a decade. I'm thankful I shipped it over here because Pastor Sam's Uncle Juan and his family are putting it to good use in their Tailor Shop here in Sipalay. They have been very supportive of our Sunday evening church plant at Jamont's downtown.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Welcome to the ABBA Mission Blog......

Welcome to our blog. It is hard to believe that the end of this month will be our 6 month anniversary as missionaries in the Philippines! Where does the time go? So many things have happened since arriving here I thought it was time to start recording the amazng hand of God in our lives and mission endeavours. As "lay" missionaries we have had much to learn, but whether we are on a foreign mission field or doing the task God has assigned us to at "home" the essentials remain the same; be available, walk in the Spirit and obey. May God have all the glory!