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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.

Story Mill

Story MillThe story mill in Bozeman, MT is probably one of my favorite places to visit when I feel the muse to take some picture. It is probably cliche for me to continue to go there, as it is popular among the photography crowd, but I do enjoy the vacant structure. However, I am unsettled at the rate of the property’s destitution. Four or five years ago, there was barely any graffiti or vandalism, but it is now covered with the marking more familiar to an urban setting or train yard, and every door or window has been broken. Click past the break for the rest of the story and a photo gallery.

Josh McKenzie

Josh McKenzie, leader of the Montana short term mission team, lays out the basic of what will be done once the team of 14 individuals travels to Rehoboth Children’s Home in the Philippines, in March of 2011. The team will be aiding in the construction of a medical center. If you would like to support this trip, please visit this site and donate money to the various individuals traveling to the Philippines this coming March.

Pancake Breakfast and Raffle Fundraiser

Come support a local team. They are headed to Rehoboth Children’s Home in the Philippines to assist in building a medical clinic. On January 29th at New Hope Bible Church in Belgrade, MT, we are hosting a Pancake Breakfast and Raffle Fundraiser. The event will be from 7:30-10:00am. Suggested donations are $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Menu: Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Fresh Fruit, Orange Juice, Milk and Coffee

Support Letter

The time is getting closer for Brent and I to go over to the Philippines. It is approaching much faster than we had anticipated. With this, we are finding that the next two months are going to be filled with meetings to get to know our team, fundraisers, finding support financially and prayerfully, and preparing our hearts to go out and serve the Lord.