This journey has been broken up into many steps and transitions with the three major ones being getting our family ready to leave Canada and move to Davao, arriving here and settling in, and finally the beginning of my volunteer work at Mercy. The first two have been accomplished and now the third one is beginning in just two days. I have two days of orientation on Samal Island this Friday and Saturday, I begin shadowing at the clinic bright and early on Monday morning, and Vasayan lessons begin on Tuesday. I'm hitting the ground running and I really pray that I'm ready for it. This will be yet another change for our family and I pray that God will give us the grace and patience we need to adjust once again.
I am so thankful that for each step of the journey God has shown his faithfulness to us, and it is comforting to know that He will not abandon us now, He will continue to journey with us. We have been praying for the necessary finances to come in for Julia and Daniel's schooling, and just a couple of days ago we received a donation that will cover the tuition for one of them for the entire year. It is amazing to be able to look back and see God's hand in this from the very beginning and how He has provided for us and continues to do so.
Please pray for me as I begin my volunteer work with Mercy, specifically that I will be able to balance everything well. Also pray for Julia and Daniel as they begin their classes on Monday, and for Steve as he is trying to figure out his role here and how God can use him best.
|At Davao Crocodile Park|
|Our newest addition, Mango|
|Daniel enjoying the beach|
|Julia enjoying the beach|
|Loving the cool starfish|