Posted by: In: Van Family 02 Mar 2013 0 comments

Derek recently turned 38. His birthday celebration was delayed a week when he was stranded in Surigao City because of bad weather and big waves. When he returned, the weather cleared on Sunday for our staff to have a special bonding time with the Surfer Youth Group around the northern tip of our island. A fun day was planned with lots of eating, which is always a blessing during rainy season when food is scarce. The guys all enjoyed time in and out of the surf.

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Posted by: In: Van Family 21 Jun 2012 0 comments

The month of May was a great month for our family. Because school was out, we worked it into our schedule to get away to meet the growing developmental and social needs of our kids.  Although challenging at times, growing up and living on an Island is more than awesome for them in so many ways.  I really know how blessed we are to be serving where God has called us.  As parents, Derek and I want to make sure we don’t get too busy focusing on ministry and neglect investing wisely in our kids. Read more…