Thursday, November 15, 2018

North Ridge Basketball Academy and Church

After speaking at North Ridge Alliance Church on Sunday, Jeremy spent the week observing the Academy operations and understanding the philosophy behind it.  
This nice facility on the church property has hosted NRBA for all of its 10 years of sustainable ministry sharing the gospel of Jesus with area basketball students and their families.
There's also a strength training aspect to the Academy called Explode.  https://www.nrbasketballacademy.com

The most important part of the ministry is sharing scriptural truth and prayer for the student's strength to be established on timeless truth, whose name is Jesus.
Coach Steven shares with a student from scripture after teaching his basketball lesson.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Clara Turns Eleven

Two parties and two cakes is not too much for our now 'tween' fifth grade princess.
Grandma looks on the opening of presents at our home in Ellensburg.
Her sponsoring church from Perrysburg, OH sent this nice embroidered suitcase.
Renee made Clara's favorite cake.
And Aunt Katy made her this cake the night before in Kirkland.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Island Church of Whidbey

 After speaking to about 20 men over breakfast in Langley, WA Saturday, Scott took Josiah and I to see the oldest Cedar tree around.  They claim it's about 500 years old.  It's also hollow, and alive.

The church put us up on this beautiful beach property for two nights.


Someone at church also mentioned there was a store in Langley that sold Mongolian goods.  These are the slippers I wear which are made and Mongolia and exported by 'Mary and Martha' to...

"Music for the Eyes".  Here's the web address in case you're in the market for some good slippers ;-} http://www.musicfortheeyes.com

Soccer Season

Josiah announced he wanted to play soccer this summer.


Here's pictures from his first game this fall.



Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Living Hope at Sun Cove

Our new friends at Living Hope Alliance Church in Wenatchee invited us up to Sun Cove to finish out their missions conference this past weekend.  

Their pastor and his kids took us out on the boat for a ride on the Columbia River.


And three of our kids actually bounced around on the river behind the boat on this giant tube!


It was great to get to know them and that we share a common mission.  Also great to worship our great God and Creator of all this beauty together on Sunday under the theme 'AWAKEN'.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cross Country Season Opener

Maggie and Lydia started running cross-country this year.  Their first meet was held right in Ellensburg at our favorite summer swim spot, People's Pond.
Schools from all over the state came to participate in this 5-peson relay style invitational.
Here is Lydia starting our her leg of the race with a smile.  We all enjoyed our first-ever look at Cross Country.  Running is still not that enjoyable they say, but "fun when you're done". ;-D


Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Good Article on Life in Mongolia's Capital

It claims Ulaanbaatar is the most polluted capital city in the world.  It also describes how that influences one Mongolian family, as a microcosm of the country's conundrum.

http://time.com/longform/ulan-bator-mongolia-most-polluted-capital/