Sunday, June 22, 2008


We are here in Memphis now. Pre-Field Orientation will be starting tomorrow and we are excited. Please pray that we stay in good health and allow the Lord to use us this week with wisdom and discernment. We will be advising new teachers who within the next month will move overseas to a new place to start a new adventure, just as we did three years ago. We have a phone number here in the United States. If you would like to call us, our number is 360-606-5825. If you have AT&T we can talk for free, if you have some other phone service it will cost us 10 cents a minute. Love You All

Sunday, June 15, 2008

In Alaska

Friends and Family,

We are in Alaska now. We arrived in the late morning on the 12th of June and have been staying with Andrea (Noelle's sister), Matt (Andrea's husband) and Kyla (Matt and Andrea's daughter) We drive out today after church for Seward, Alaska where Matt's parents have a sailboat. We will meet Mom and Dad West (Noelle's parents) in Seward and spend a few days with them on the Peninsula. We fly out to Seattle on Thursday night Friday morning. I will attach a couple pictures of Noelle and her niece because she loves her so much. Look forward to seeing you all at some point this summer.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Great two nights

The last two nights have been truly fantastic. Thursday night we celebrated as 15 of our students walked across the platform to receive their diploma. That makes our schools graduates reach a grand total of 118 in our 15 years of existence. Tonight Noelle and I, along with our director and his wife were given tickets to the symphony by one of the parents at our school. We had some of the best seats in the whole concert hall. We were 16 rows from the conductor, dead center. Awesome!! We watched and listened to a Slovanian Composer and choral group join together with local youth (one of our students, thus why we received the tickets) and the orchestra was I believe mostly Singaporean. The performance was Lord of the Rings and although I was probably the only individual in the theater who had never seen Lord of the Rings, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Pray for us as we are super busy with packing up one house, checking out of school and moving in all in the next few days.