We started our year helping Kris, Heather and family move to Spain. It was wonderful to be able to help them and to experience their new life there. Helping take care of four active kids, helping with cooking, shopping and laundry for eight at my age wore me out! We returned home and had two weeks to prepare to fly to the Philippines.

We were there during the hottest time of the year and I knew I would be involved with hospitality and teaching English for 4 to 6 hours a week. When I received the schedule for my classes, I was very surprised to find out I had three different classes for 11 hours of teaching a week. We also had the students, staff and their children over every Friday and Sunday nights as well as the weekly staff meeting, serving snacks each time. I knew I did not have the strength or stamina to keep up with this heavy schedule and that I would need to trust that “God’s grace would be sufficient for me and that His power would be made perfect in my weakness“ II Cor. 12:9.

God was indeed faithful and sufficient and gave me the health, strength and stamina. At the farewell that the staff and students had for us, the students were all so gracious and shared that they had learned so much and had improved their English. Two of the young men shared that before the classes they were not speaking English, but now they were! They all wanted me to stay and teach them in the next school year. This was such a work of the Lord and not of me! I went into nursing because I knew teaching was not my thing.

Each trip we take God stretches us and shows us His strength in our weaknesses. Thank you all for your prayers on our behalf!! We need them and rely on them!

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123, New Lenox, Chicago IL 60606

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8:00am, 9:15am, 11:00am

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