The “I suck at blogging, so here is what I’ve been up to” post

Well, it sure has been a while now, hasn’t it? Boy do I have a lot to share! First I would like to start of with talking about the upcoming trip to the Philippines. For those of you that don’t know. Jess and I are going to be traveling to the Philippines next week to serve at an orphanage. We were going to be working on building a health clinic, but the local workers have been at it so well that we will probably be relegated to finish work and landscaping.
We leave from Bozeman Wednesday morning, fly two hours to Seattle, four hour layover, 12 hour flight to Tokyo, 1.5 hour layover and six hour flight to Manilla and finally a three hour bus ride to Rehoboth Children’s home. Now is probably the part where you would expect an update about our funding for the trip and how we need you to visit this site and click on our names and donate. Actually, Jess and I are at 100% funding for the trip, but please feel free to visit this site and donate, the money won’t be wasted. Please stay tuned to this here little blog over the course of the next few weeks as I will be posting daily entries about our journey (thats right, I’ll have internet access in the Philippines!) as well as videos documenting the group and the progress we make.

Big news item #2: I have a job! I just became the Web Designer for ikuw Solutions. While web design will be the primary focus of my employment, I will also get in some teaching hours training people on software and technology. This is really exciting for me as my degree was in Technology Education and I was getting to the point where I didn’t think that I would actually use the teaching part of my degree. I am very grateful to Kevin and LeeAnne McManus for this opportunity and look forward to a great future.

This latest news also means that Jess and I will be staying in the Bozeman area for the foreseeable future. But don’t fret, Jess and I are going to be out and about in Oregon this summer and a for a weekend this fall. As many of you know Jess and I are training for the Portland Marathon in October, so please feel free to cheer us on if you are in the Portland area during the race. Well that about wraps it up for this post, hopefully I will be back here sooner than later!


Listening to: Ronald Jenkees on Pandora (Give him a listen, a bit of an odd duck, but he can write some pretty sweet music)

Morning Devotional: Project 345+ Day 23 – Psalm 23, Proverbs 23 (

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A God fearing, husband to one amazing woman, and a father to a handsome son (with another child on the way!) A media making, camera wielding, sometimes-running, outdoor enthusing, tinkering, coffee loving man. Oh, and he also does some IT stuff... Brent lives in the beautiful PNW! He is the founder of Thirty Five Media, member of Approach International, and Content Creator for Skyline Hospital.