Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Boy No Longer

22 February, Ethan's Coming into Manhood Gathering

On Student Council TV screen at school.

Birthday Celebrants

Ethan listening to Eric's words of affirmation and advice
during his Coming into Manhood Gathering.

The next generation on the rise.  From left: Joel Feniak,
Moses Allen, Jared Bradley, Mathias Lao,
Matthew Strong, Nate Ratliff, and Ethan in front

with some of the Feniaks

Ethan, looking like he belongs with the Laos

With the Ratliffs

With some of the Moores

With the Bradleys. One of Paul Bradley's advice to Ethan:
Remember that there is a god and you're not him.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Kaito Reginald Yeong

Puny Kaito beside the cell phone.

Literally taking on to his new owner.

A new kind of bonding for the bros because of KRY.

Kaito's selfie with Ethan's help.

Selfies with the pup!

Ethan and his new best friend.

Kaito, or KRY, testing out the new digs.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ministry Day

Local red flower
Mae Hia students with their 10th grade friends. After a day together,
their language barrier disappeared and they were all smiles.

The reason for all the work: so that God's love
would be known.
The big red heart reason presented as a gift.
The Thai students physically left but they excitedly
declared that they wanted to return.
Our 10th grade students with their Thai guests.
They all enjoyed their time together.
A Thai student's work at GIS.

Really? I get to keep him?
Valentines Day on the streets of Chiang Mai

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

All Night Prayer, 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.

All kinds of art were created by the time morning came.

Some did in remembrance of Jesus.

"God through His Words" area

"Missions Corner" and the request for laborers.

A place to be quiet and travail in prayer.

Names of all the teachers, staff, and students
were posted on this Wailing Wall. To the
right, names of unsaved loves ones or
those prayed for, were written.

The idea was to write a verse to share and to take a verse.
Folks were also encouraged to journal and listen to
God speak through His Words.

"Nailing Sins" on the cross, knowing
Jesus paid for it all.


Sins indeed nailed.

Message left by a volunteer from IHOP when it was all
over. Papa God knew that having "beautiful" in her message
made it a personal love note from Him to me. =)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Eli's Senior Carnival

Samuel Womble as Fix-It Felix, Josh
Templeton as Wreck-It Ralph, and
one of their starry-eyed fans.
Tyler Ross as Mario, Tyler Bradley as Luigi,
Chip Rowe as Super Luigi.
Day after the carnival, we visited a
training center here where would-be
missionaries are asked to stay inside this
casket for 20 minutes after they are nailed in shut.
Mario and friends, a zombie (Martin Kooyman),
and street fighters (Daniel Feniak and Cal Veldt)
No Beard Eli
As Beard Papa, Eli was paid to
deliver hugs to whomever the payee
sent him to. It's good that he
was cushy in the middle. =)
Back to normal.
Boys will be boys.
Playing on the wheelie carts.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

54 Reasons

Eng, doing what he loves best!
He'll soon need to give up the management of our
friends' restaurant. They'll arrive in two weeks!
Fa-see-pa, happy to see us. The doctor
said her eye condition (she sees dimly) had
nothing to do with her having HIV.
Beautiful, any which way you look at it.
54 reasons as to why Eng is a blessing. His name
means "blessing" in Chinese.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pictures Alone in 2014

Eli turned 18 on January 19th
Maddie Moore surprised Eli with cheesecake
and gifts to open for each of his 8 periods in school.
Eli was thrilled at being remembered and fussed on

At Central Festival celebrating Eli's birthday

Eng turned 54 on January 22nd. Called up to
dance with the professionals. =)

Pastor Aury Reitz and her group of professionals
performed at GIS on January 22nd, 2014. They're from the
Underground Church in North Hollywood, California
Chris and Joy's Wedding
January 11, 2014
Eli was ring bearer with
Juniper Stewart as flower girl.