A Smile to Remember

A picture worth a thousand words. (If only I knew a thousand to describe it.) She is standing with her arm stretched out towards you with the biggest smile you have ever seen on a child. Between her little fingers is a bubble wand.  … Read the rest

A Sad Goodbye

I am reminded of the night that we had to say goodbye to the children and the workers. I changed the background on my work computer today from a picture of Glacier National Park to that night. Since I can’t put the picture up online (it is one of the children), I will describe it to you.… Read the rest

A Servant’s Heart

Every night while at Rehoboth, we had a group devotion time in which one of my team members lead us to reflect on God’s word, and what we were doing in the Philippines. It was a great time that helped me reflect on what I was doing while there, and back at home in the states.… Read the rest

Realizations

As I went to work today, only to sit in an office alone, I couldn’t help but think of those I left behind in the Philippines. My heart was yearning to be with them to enjoy their company and laughs. I look up at the newly printed pictures plastering my desk at work, and am sad.… Read the rest

Best Cook Ever

Mama Lilly Beth made our stay at Rehoboth very pleasant. A lady filled with God’s love and joy, she serves the children by cooking some splendid meals. She always carried a smile on her face and joy in her heart. We were always well feed and surprised with each new meal.… Read the rest

Day 8 (Jess’s View)

The last few days have been a roller coaster of emotions as we began to think about the fact that leaving was around the corner. For the most part, our time in the Philippines seemed to almost stand still or move very slowly.… Read the rest

Snowshoeing in Yellowstone

Brent and I had the privilege to take a day and spend it snowshoeing around Mammoth in Yellowstone National Park on Saturday with some friends. We spent hours trekking around trails enjoying God’s wonderful creation of hotspots. It was quite the adventure, as we have never seen Yellowstone outside the context of summer.… Read the rest