We have not been able to make our updates on time, simply because of many ongoing activites that have occupied our time. Just before boarding the plane to return to the Philippines on the first week of September, we were able to visit, one more time with my father in Kansas City. We look forward to the time we can see him again.
It was so comfortable to be back in our own place in the Philippines. It took about two weeks to get back into our ministry routine. At the present we are in semester break of our Bible School. We hope that we can get all the campuses finished in developing and organizing the schedules for the coming semester. At the same time, there is a great amount of effort happening to make the upcoming wedding anniversary occassion happen.
Another amazing activitiy is in preperation. The pastor friends here, have determined to give my wife and me, a wedding renewal of our vows to each other. About 150 people are being planned for. We are so excited for this to happen. Andy, our youngest son will be the officiating minister. Our son Paul, Pastor of Oak Lake Baptist Church in Houston, is also making plans to be in the Philippines and attend the wedding.
We have also had a great blessing from the Lord. We sold our F150 a few years ago and have truly missed a pickup since that time. Well, this past month, God opened the door for us to get a local made Ford Ranger pickup.