We rejoice at His faithfulness this Christmas along with the faithfulness of our friends and family! These stories would not be possible without you! Thank you for your support, your prayers, your encouragement, your generosity and your belief in what we are doing. We pray each of you would be blessed in abundance for your faithfulness towards our family!
10. Packing up our family 6 times…Australia to Seattle; Seattle to Hawaii; Hawaii to Thailand; Thailand to Cambodia; Cambodia to Hawaii; Hawaii to Seattle. At least we know we are now permanently located in Hawaii and any trips taken will lead us back there to our permanent home base. Not a bad home base…visitors’ welcome! Our kids have become professional travelers indeed! Read the rest of this entry »
There are a few times in my life when I have felt like a celebrity. Definitely not many, but a few. One of the first I remember was when I was a freshman in college at PLU. I was asked by the Central Washington DARE director (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to write the theme song for their annual education program. The theme was the catchy phrase, “Be Smart Don’t Start.” What a great song title, right? Well, my creative juices started to flow and out came a song that I was asked to record and take on tour all across the greater Yakima Valley! So my dear friend Jennifer Licht (now Alexander) and I toured the elementary school circuit over Spring break of our freshman year. We sang at school assemblies, gave a music and recording presentation to our former high school choir, and even signed a few autographs. Wow! Autographs! We made it to the big time. We were swarmed by 7 to 10 year old boys and girls who had us autograph homework assignments, paper towels from the restroom, and cafeteria napkins. Jennifer and I had arrived and enjoyed the feeling of celebrity status in the eyes of the children who knew us as the “Be Smart Don’t Start” duo. What a great moment! Read the rest of this entry »