It is hard to believe that we have been in Cebu for four months. In many ways, it seems like yesterday that we arrived. There are still so many new experiences, challenges, and relationships being presented and revealed to us. The past year has been such a whirlwind, it was about this time in 2016 when we initially inquired about the possibility of serving at Children's Shelter of Cebu (have you checked out the new website? Click HERE). We are now here and well immersed in the life and ministry we have been called to at this time in our lives. We are still adjusting and navigating the differences in living in this new world we find ourselves in.
We are so blessed and humbled by the support and encouragement of those who sent us here. We have already had visitors from First Baptist Church in Sturgeon Bay over Christmas and that is so uplifting and encouraging to us. We are looking forward to others that have already committed to coming for a visit this year, we can't descibe the encouragement this is to us. The visitors coming to help CSC has been another enjoyment of ours, we genuinely enjoy meeting the folks that come for various reasons to use their talents and fill gaps in often unexpected ways. Pam and I have been encouraged by the visitors and new acquaintances and have had some really great conversations with the many whom we have been able to visit with during our time here.
I can't write without pointing out our "Support Thermometer" has finally been updated (on the right side of the "web" version, if your are reading this on your "mobile" device). We have just reached the 90% funded mark "PTL" (Praise The Lord, I write it out, because I just found out what it means)!! We look forward to what this year will bring with the commitments that have been made and the new ones that will be made. It is only by God's grace we are here and the faithful and generous support of churches and individuals that have made our presence here possible. We are routinely humbled and have run out of ways to say, "thank you" to our supporters that continue to amaze us. God is working in amazing ways here, and it is no wonder, you have helped make our time here possible.
|New Arrival - 2016 (both :))|
|City View - Squatter Area on the Right - Our kids come from here!|
|Enjoying these two ladies - The one on the left leaves soon in 2017|
|Supplies the CSC kids bought with their allowance to bless a family over Christmas.|
|The Family that received the building supplies (pictured above) lives in a squatter area near the dump.|