* Furlough - Redlands

After being in the Philippines for close to 2 1/2 years, the time came for our first six week furlough.  We left Manila airport on the morning of Monday May 28, and arrived safely in Redlands, California the same day only two hours later!  Actually the trip took about 18 hours, but with the time difference we had the "bonus" of repeating our Monday.

We arrived at Redlands church/school/parsonage in time to catch the end of their annual Memorial Day church picnic and were able to meet and chat with old and new friends.  In the evening we were invited along with many others to the home of one of the members for supper.  It was a good time of fellowship.

Redlands PRC

 Supper fellowship

Rev. Brian and Michelle Huizinga and their four children were our hosts for our time in Redlands.  We didn't get a picture of the whole family together, so this is an older one, without baby Quinton.

Anna, Calvin and Jacob

 Jacob playing with baby Quinton

On Tuesday we had a few hours to take a relaxing drive into the San Bernardino mountains.  We enjoyed the cooler temps, a short hike and the beautiful scenery.

On Tuesday night was the presentation on the mission work.  This first run of the presentation went well and there were many good questions both in the question time and in the coffee time afterwards.

A heartfelt thank you to the Huizingas and to Redlands congregation for their Christian hospitality and for their encouragment in the work of missions in the Philippines!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for visiting. We enjoyed the presentation immensely. It was wonderful being able to see some of the work being done. My Phillipino co-workers got a kick out of the pesos. We are praying for you and our brothers and sisters in the Philippines.