We’re making progress! Just had a big shipment of house building materials to our site, and the rest should be coming this week!
Our latest ministry video is out! Check out our last couple years on the field!
Having lived in Asia-Pacific for a couple of years now, a few months ago we moved to the particular island/region where we intend to live long-term. Here are a few pics to give you a peek in and around the town in which we currently live. There’s one main road that goes through our town. Traffic isContinue reading “A Glimpse Around Town”
Each child has his or her own unique birth story for their mother to cherish (or try to forget…). Since the story of Max’s birth here on an island in Asia Pacific includes a window – small as it may be – into life and culture here for my American readers, I wanted to share. I went into laborContinue reading “Max’s Birth Story”
Ibadah is the local word for religious ceremony. It’s a word we learned early and use often because the milestones in life on our island are commonly marked with the gathering of friends and neighbors for good food and a traditional ceremony. Each type of ibadah is specific to the circumstance: tujuh bulan (literally “seven months”) marks the seventhContinue reading “A Tale of Two Ibadah”
I finally gave in. Of course every kid wants a pet. I kept telling Hudson that all the little house-geckos on our walls and in our cabinets are our pets, but he didn’t buy it (he’s pretty smart, and that doesn’t always work in my favor). Then, I thought I was brilliant when I told Hudson he could sealContinue reading “Chickens”
A few days ago we got to learn and participate in some new holiday festivities! This particular holiday celebrates the heroine of this country’s women’s emancipation movement, marked by kids dressing up in traditional costumes and adults competing in traditional food platter decorating contests. Jim and I had certainly never done anything like this, but we had a localContinue reading “Fun Festivities!”
Fabric lovers the world round, be jealous. I recently got to participate in making batik fabric! Batik fabric has been a favorite fabric style of mine for years, and since we now live in the very part of the world in which this method originated, this was a thrill for me! Here’s a rundown of how it’sContinue reading “Batik!”
Many of y’all have asked us to post more pictures, but now that we’ve been here a couple months, all the things that were so exotic and fun at first have now become commonplace. So, since I’m no longer a good judge of what an appealing picture would be, I thought I’d post pictures of the everydayContinue reading “Just the Mundane”
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Our Christmas had a very different feel to it this year, but it was a sweet time reflecting on our Savior’s birth and starting some new family traditions. Plenty of days in the weeks leading up to Christmas, it just didn’t feel like Christmas season. There aren’t festive lightsContinue reading “Our First Tropical Christmas”