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I’m missing the folks from FBCI.  

I’m missing the folks from FBCI.  

I live relatively simply in the Philippine jungle.  No air conditioning.  No hot water.  No car.  But this 20 year old Honda Super 4, a rare luxury for us here, has turned my beard dark again.  Literally!  When we arrived in Baguio City after seven hours on the road, my mustache and beard had changed from snow white into a chocolate brown.  This bike is helping me reclaim my youth.  #super4, #youthrestored

I live relatively simply in the Philippine jungle.  No air conditioning.  No hot water.  No car.  But this 20 year old Honda Super 4, a rare luxury for us here, has turned my beard dark again.  Literally!  When we arrived in Baguio City after seven hours on the road, my mustache and beard had changed from snow white into a chocolate brown.  This bike is helping me reclaim my youth.  #super4, #youthrestored

Our missionary students taking the final exam for the World Geography class.  #smallworld, #whereisit?

Our missionary students taking the final exam for the World Geography class.  #smallworld, #whereisit?

We were blessed to have a Disney cartoonist with many. many years of experience create a logo for our use with Hands of Hope.  We are now retiring this logo, but I’ll miss this guy.

We were blessed to have a Disney cartoonist with many. many years of experience create a logo for our use with Hands of Hope.  We are now retiring this logo, but I’ll miss this guy.

Every time I visit elementary schools here in Aurora I am blessed by the kids.  Their smiles, their exuberance, their innocence … I leave each encounter at the schools with a sense that all is well and we are surrounded by many, many redeemable souls.

Every time I visit elementary schools here in Aurora I am blessed by the kids.  Their smiles, their exuberance, their innocence … I leave each encounter at the schools with a sense that all is well and we are surrounded by many, many redeemable souls.

Bagtu Elementary School turned into chaos for about an hour while we visited with the teachers and provided them with needed materials for their classrooms.  I love the kids here in the Philippines!

Bagtu Elementary School turned into chaos for about an hour while we visited with the teachers and provided them with needed materials for their classrooms.  I love the kids here in the Philippines!

We’ve been given the opportunity to visit with the local elementary and high schools over the past week.  We purchased school supplies to assist the teachers this time, not the students as we have done in the past, and they were most grateful.

We’ve been given the opportunity to visit with the local elementary and high schools over the past week.  We purchased school supplies to assist the teachers this time, not the students as we have done in the past, and they were most grateful.

Okay, being a missionary isn’t all about being a suffering servant.  What a feast tonight!

Okay, being a missionary isn’t all about being a suffering servant.  What a feast tonight!

This is the jazz box I made for my oldest son for his 40th birthday.  He loves it - now he just needs to learn to play it!

This is the jazz box I made for my oldest son for his 40th birthday.  He loves it - now he just needs to learn to play it!

I recently found a baggage tag that my old company used to give away at trade shows and was reminded how much I love my new life.

I recently found a baggage tag that my old company used to give away at trade shows and was reminded how much I love my new life.