We are 1 1/2 weeks into our 3rd quarter. This is our busiest quarter with basketball tournaments, talent night for the junior class (of which Ashley is an officer) and outdoor education week. Walter has been busy planning all the details for outdoor ed. He has made several trips down to the volcano, the town and the camp, meeting with people and checking out the facilities. He still has another one to arrange transportation. Many people are involved to organize their part, and the middle school students have been divided into their squads. The squads have been meeting and preparing as well. Please be in prayer for this week, February 7-11, for all the logistics, safety, good learning experience as well as the speakers for the chapels each night. Pray for a time of spiritual growth for these kids and for their squad leaders to be sensitive to them.
Juliana and Ashley have been busy with basketball, as well as Walter. They have had a few games since school started, some tough college teams and some not as tough. Walter has been thankful for his co-coach who has helped him out when he was not able to be at practice or a game.
Abby is enjoying her 5th grade class. It is hard to believe that this is her last year in elementary. She is busy with piano lessons like her sisters as well as her friends.
I continue to work in the health office. Last week we completed the health screening for the elementary students. The nurses were also invited to a lecture on dermatology by another international school here in Manila. It was a good refresher for us nurses. The week of outdoor education, I will go along as the camp nurse. Right now I am preparing the first aid kits.
We were able to Skype our boys a few times during the Christmas break. It was so good to see them through the webcam on the computer and talk to them. They enjoyed being together with family during the break. They were able to spend time with both my family and Walter’s family. They are both still looking for jobs while in college. Paul doesn’t have vehicle so it is more of a challenge for him. He also has a new roommate so is making adjustments there as well.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support for our family and our ministries. Please also pray for our mission to finish the paperwork on our helicopter that will service our missionaries on the island of Luzon. It is still in process. Pray also for more staff for next school year. There are many positions that need to be filled as teachers leave for one year or are finishing their assignment here.
Cheryl for the Spicers