Saturday, October 05, 2013

Heading to the Philippines in less than Seven Hours....

I have seriously neglected this blog the past few weeks.
I have a good excuse.

Besides the usual mayhem around here, I have been preparing to go on a mission trip to the Philippines with my mom.

That means all the kids' school lesson plans needed to be typed up in advance so that they would know what they needed to do each day.

And suitcases needed to be packed.
Passport located.
Medicines collected.
Kids fall clothes brought out of storage.

And I needed to cook and freeze nine days of meals.
Just kidding.
Jeff is on his own with the cooking thing.

My mom and I are going with Advancing Native Missions, the same organization we went with to Honduras last year.  We will be doing essentially the same thing (medicals, portraits, and then a one-day medical clinic in a village in the mountains).

Our churches are both sending us off with lots of medicines, as well as money to buy prescription meds once we meet up with the doctor in Manila.  We will then be heading four hours north to Zambales.

This area just got hit with a typhoon last week so we will probably have an opportunity to help with additional needs.

I am hoping to blog daily if possible. 

Jeff is working from home and is going to experience the joys of a homeschool mom.
No, really.
THE JOY, people...the JOY.
The kids are kind of in a groove now--thankfully--so I am hoping the household will hum smoothly while I'm gone.

I'll check back in from Manila if possible.


Angie said...

How on earth do you manage to go on these trips with all the kids at home? My hubby would freak out if I told him I was heading overseas for a week...and he had to do school, work, and everything else!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Safe travels! Best wishes to both you and Jeff with your adventures.

Kim said...

SO cool to hear that you're headed this way! My blog-following world and real life intersecting - always fun! I don't know if I've ever commented before, so just fyi - I'm an American missionary living in Manila, and I'm also in the adoption process here. I couldn't find an email on here, but if you would like an in-country contact, let me know. =) Enjoy the Philippines!

M.E. Masterson said...

Have safe travels!

quilt'n-mama said...

praying for your travels and can't wait to follow your journey. I huge part of our hearts is in the PI, a land we love deeply!

Joy said...

How exciting! Praying for you:)