Friday, January 1, 2010


The first day of a new year.
We spent the morning exploring around the city.
It was the perfect day for exploring, since most businesses were closed, and the streets were amazingly, wonderfully quiet.
We drove up a nearby hill that overlooks Davao where we enjoyed the beautiful vista.

Mark, Michael and Amy pick out familiar landmarks

Elise on the other side of the ridge, looking toward Mt. Apo,
the highest mountain in the Philippines

Posed in front of a Davao sign composed of letters
made from items the city is famous for:

D - durian (a fruit - more on durian later...)
A - an orchid
V - the Philippine Eagle
A - Mt. Apo
O - pommello (another fruit)

Looking down into an ampitheater

A new year with new opportunities and experiences ahead.

May we live it intentionally.

We wish you all God's very best in the New Year!

"I launch my bark on the unknown waters of this year,
with Thee, O Father, as my harbor,
Thee, O Son, at my helm,
Thee, O Holy Spirit, filling my sails."

Arthur Bennet, Puritan


Heritage Clan said...

Happy New Year, MBAEM!! We are anxious to see what beautiful things God will do in your lives in 2010! We love you!

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us5 said...

thanks, Heritages! we love you guys, too - and look forward to watching God at work in your lives as well!