Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sunday Morning

Sometimes I think people just want a breakdown of what we are doing on a daily basis. So here is a brief breakdown on what we did this last weekend.

School from 7:30-4:30, I spoke in HS chapel about decision making and tied that into transition (our students deal with teachers leaving and friends leaving them every year, not like one or two but 5-10 people who are important in their life leave them every year). Noelle spent the day teaching and after school ran her tumbling program for 4th and 5th grade students. I took three students to the hollandaise club where our Jr. and Sr. class will be having their banquet (like prom but with less dancing and inclusive of dinner). Noelle and i met at the Phangs for dinner and discussion with some of our good friends who will be leaving for the states in June.

Noelle and I watched some ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) videos with some fellow teachers. afterwards we spent a wonderful lunch with Sarah Stevens. Sarah is a fellow Nazarene. This is her first year in Singapore and has been a tremendous help to our high school program. Noelle and i then went to the Butrons house for dinner. Joyce and George are a wonderful couple who are influential in our lives. They have lived in Singapore and Papua New Guinea and give us great wisdom and insight.

we will have church with 3-5 other families. this is a wonderful time for us to connect with fellow believers (some directors of Mission organizations). Noelle will go to Bhangra practice and I have a soccer game at 5PM with Agustin and one of my students, Jeddy.

Right now I am about to brew some coffee for my beautiful bride. (I am also watching some great Italian football (soccer).

In Him,

Sunday, April 13, 2008

New Phone Number

So, one of my friends gave me a MagicJack and I have just downloaded it onto my computer. It is pretty cool. It allows us to have a Vancouver number and make phone calls through our computer. WE can also receive phone calls too.

so call us at 360-718-6454

I hope the number works for awhile and I think it is free. :)

happy talking to us.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Pictures from China

Me attempting to do what Noelle does so well.
50 students trying to do what Noelle does so well.
Ben chillin with the Stone Forest police
Stone Forest dude and me chillin
The Men of the ICS English group
Chillin in the Stone Forest with my students
They gave me the instrument and I strummed my way into the hearts of the Chinese people
Why? Because I'm a rock star!
Can you guess what's missing? :(


but i guess Ryan on my shoulder and Tim in pink are ok.

Dave and I in Kunming. It was great to see him and his family again.
Can you believe it? A Wal-Mart Super Center in China. It wasn't quite the same, but still a wonderful experience
Stevi and I at the Stone Forest, I equate this national bark to a grey stone version of Bryce Canyon (just smaller...a lot smaller)
I have no idea what that sign behind me says, I think someone told me though.
This is probably the ugliest picture of me ever.