The other day Kaleb decided to measure Kevin to see if he's grown any. Apparently Kevin is slowing down-- no noticeable difference in the last month. Kaleb, however, is trying hard to catch up to his big brother and has gained a bit over the past month.
This morning early I got a text from my helper to say she's sick. Hopefully she gets to feeling better by tomorrow-- both for her sake and mine! The pile of dishes I'd saved was quite large, to say the least. After getting things a bit organized for the day Kevin and I sat down to breakfast (Kaleb was still sleeping!), only to find the cereal was spoiled. It's a dry mix I make with oatmeal, powdered milk, and chocolate drink mix. I mixed a large batch yesterday, and apparently the oatmeal was bad. Stink! On to option 2-- toast. Which I burnt. From there a day can only improve.
Tomorrow some of our friends are arriving in Malaybalay! We are so excited to have Dave & Abby and their 4 children back in town and on our team. We first met Dave & Abby when we came to Mindanao the first time in 2005 and always enjoy spending time with them. Their servant hearts are such a blessing on a support team!
The past couple of weeks we've been doing a lot of driving back and forth to Cagayan. We as an aviation program are selling an airplane to a man there and it's required several trips. Garry has really enjoyed meeting this gentleman and getting to know him a bit. The sale of the airplane is a HUGE blessing to us and an answer to many prayers as it means the helicopter for northern Luzon can now be shipped from McNeal to here. Yeah, God!
Kaleb continues to make and fly model airplanes-- this last one he designed himself. Amazingly, it flies. He's enjoying it.
Garry and I have been reading and thinking a lot about faith lately. Without faith it's impossible to please God, no matter how amazing our talents or abilities. No matter how clear God's leading in our lives, we won't see fruit for our investment if we don't continue in faith. Faith is a challenging, sobering, and exciting concept. And an even more exciting way to live!
The nature of our ministry and work here is changing as more pilots begin serving. Garry's job is progressively more management and training: it's less hands-on flying and maintenance. As we pass on what God has taught us, we see these new families starting out in a good place. It's so neat to see God's work, yet harder to share as it involves so many people's lives in a different way than when we were running a flight program ourselves.