How do you translate, starting a new life? ... “Parang panibagong buhay kami” (Seems we’re starting a new life).” That’s what it feels like for us as we prepare to head back to the Philippines in June.
...praise be to Him, the Lord of the harvest, that these people now too are no longer unreached.
When Finding Nemo first came out in film back in 2003 we totally missed it. As a matter of fact, I distinctly remember one of our co-workers giving Sheila Marie a stuffed fish that same year for her second birthday. I was told the fish’s name was Nemo as evident by his ‘lucky’ fin. […]
We praise God for His provision for the Agta VBS team. One portion of the team went in by boat (three hours by land and then nine hours on the open ocean) while the rest of the team were able to fly in (a much shorter trip by air). The original plan was for our […]
Our recent visit with the Ga-dang in the Philippines was a wonderful opportunity to see what God is doing among these wonderful people. As we consider the very needy world we live in and the incredible amount of work yet to be done, it is my hope that this video will build a vision in […]
During a recent language helping session when I told my language helper "I've got a lot of rice to eat still." (see previous blog entry), he responded jokingly (or not), "Oo nga e', siguro sampung sako." Yes, that's right, maybe ten sacks.
No, I’m not trying to gain weight. Actually, this is a Tagalog idiom I learned recently. The context in which I first heard this was with regard to Sheila’s mathematics from her tutor. “Marami pa siyang Kakaining bigas.” (She has a lot of rice to eat still.) I understood the words but I had no […]
Dear Praying Partners, Another year has come to an end and another year has begun. As we look to the Lord in 2011 we are both excited and curious about what the future holds. A new year with new opportunities. A preliminary look at National Culture & Language Acquisition says I should be finished by the […]
The latest opportunity the Lord has brought our way was a chance for me to visit the Gadang (pronounced: Got Dung) village in northern Luzon where Chuck Talbot and family along with their partner Christina Canap are currently working. Unfortunately the circumstances surrounding this visit were not the greatest as we had received word that […]
Geoff & Christine Harada along with their four children are on their second term now among the I’wak. They returned to the Philippines last July after an extended furlough in Canada to attend to Christine’s health as she battled breast cancer. Praise the Lord that she has made a full recovery but she still is […]