While they lay claim to the title “longest Christmas Season in the world”, do Filipinos really have the merriest Christmas?
As I sit in our living room on Thanksgiving night, some of you are just beginning to stir on Thanksgiving morning. Funny to think that I have already lived a day that you have yet to live. As we approach the 5-month mark of living in the Philippines, I still find myself wondering if we […]
Once he got past the simple “How long have you lived here?”, “Where do you live?”, “Are you studying Tagalog?” and “For how long?”, I was totally lost.
This is a reprint of a prayer email we sent out shortly after Typhoon Ondoy ravaged Metro Manila. I decided to post it here as well. All of the needs mentioned here are still very real. We have seen God provide in amazing ways for many of those who lost the most, but there will […]
“Tatlo Pa! Tatlo Pa!” There are already 11 people on the jeepney, but the driver is convinced that he can fit three more. Reluctantly we pull our bags and our children farther into our laps. I move forward on my seat a little as a lady I’ve never seen before sits down nearly in my […]
NTM has updated the format of our site to a nice blog layout, so over the next few weeks we will be deciding whether to use this site to keep you all updated, or to continue using our .mac site. Feel free to comment with any input you as our partners and readers have as […]
As we stepped off the plane, my feet stepped upon the soil of my new home. I closed my eyes, breathed a big sigh, and took the first steps of what will be an exciting and challenging journey. It still seems surreal that we are here. Yesterday on a jeepney, I looked at Josh and […]
We arrived in our temporary home at the NTM guest house in Manila tired but happy. It has been wonderful to reunite with so many close friends that we have not seen for so long. One family met us in Texas and we made the entire trip together, then two more families were waiting for […]