Thursday, September 27, 2007


Having sun after 3 weeks of rain is wonderful. It’s even better when you’re able to go out and enjoy it. That’s exactly what we did. We had one beautiful sunny day two days before the third typhoon was predicted to hit, so we went out site seeing. Sam, our translator from church, had a free day and asked if we would go to lunch with him. He said he’d take us site seeing along the way. We were able to go to Tainan, although we were going to go somewhere else, but accidentally took a wrong turn. We went to a very nice, unique restaurant for lunch. Then he took us to a couple fort remains in the area. He was a great “tour guide”, as his specialty is history. ;o) His degrees are in Taiwanese/ Chinese history and Politics. It was a very enjoyable day out in the sun. :o)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Small Blessings from the Lord

The other day, after going to the fresh market, we came out to a beautiful double rainbow. Everyone looked at us weird until they realized we were looking at a rainbow, and then they too would stop, take pictures, and admire the site. The next night, we talked with some people at Wednesday night prayer meeting about the wonderful promise the Lord made to us (Gen 9: 12-17). We were saying how thankful we are for that promise even though the world is so wicked and undeserving of being preserved.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Mountaintop Baptist Church Youth Rally

A couple weekends ago, we were able to attend a neighboring church’s 2 day youth rally. Only one of our teens, Teresa, was able to go with us, but we had a great time! At least, that is, when we finally got there! :o) The first day we had a bit of a struggle with directions. We arrived about a hour and a half late. :o( The second day we had no problems! :o) It was a great couple of days. There was a good attendance and the gospel was clearly presented. Many were church kids, but some were not. Both Tad and I were able to make a couple new friends. Tad was able to bond with Neil, the MK, and I was able to befriend Amy, one of the teen girls. We played many fun and interesting games, had a couple skits, a cook out, and A LOT of fun!!! Tad and I have really enjoyed getting to know this fellow laboring missionary family, the Cullers. Continue to pray for the youth here in Taiwan!

One of the games was feeling what the frog ate with a blind-fold on

One of the teens feeling

A group game for the guys ... standing together without linking arms (the girls did this as well)

Another game ... eating a donut off a stick

Tad going at it with Neil Cullers as his partner

Me getting involved too with Teresa (our teen) as my partener

We also had a cookout with everyone the last day

Of course they do everything with chopsticks ;o)

The girl in the red shirt is Amy. I was able to talk with her and get to know her. She is burdened for her unsaved grandma. Please pray that she would be able to talk with her grandma and share the gospel with her.