Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christianity Today

Below is a link to an article in the Christian magazine Christianity Today.  I think you will enjoy it.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Contact Details:

Our new postal address is:
75-5851 Kuakini Hwy 300
Kailua Kona HI 96740

Phone:  +1 808 333 6189

Friday, December 10, 2010


After an interesting journey which included Japan, we landed in Kona on Tuesday afternoon as originally scheduled.  The four bags which should have accompanied us had an even more interesting  journey, via Atlanta, and they finally made it Thursday afternoon. 

We will move into the condo on Monday when our friends begin their 4 month furlough, but right now we are staying on campus and very close to the action.  The things we put in storage have been uncovered but nothing can really be put in its place as we will change locations very soon. 

Phil began teaching on the School of Biblical Studies this morning.  He will speak for four days on Kings and Chronicles, beginning with King Solomon today.  As soon as he finishes on Wednesday he will change from Phil the Teacher to Phil the Mechanic to get our car back on the road – friends were using it these last few months and it broke down on them.  He’s looking forward to the challenge of diagnosing the problem and getting his hands dirty.

We’ve managed avoid napping during the day, but 3:30am seems to be the set time for us to wake up these days.  Once we get back to sleep it becomes very deep and hard to get started for the day; hope it will be better next week.

Both kids are hard to find these days now that they have reconnected with friends.  We are keeping up with our school work and really looking forward to a Christmas break.  Phil and I have received such warm welcomes from those we knew before and I think the settling in process will be far quicker this time around – thank you, Lord!!

So if you are jealous of us sitting in sunny Hawaii I need to tell you that there is a heavy tropical rain pouring outside my window.  Welcome, Leage family, to a Hawaiian winter.

Monday, December 06, 2010

It was the perfect itinerery ...

The threat of morning fog motivated us to leave for the airport earlier than scheduled. But our 7:45 flight to Amsterdam was delayed ... and delayed ... for 2 hours 20 minutes. Oh dear – our connection to San Francisco had taken off by the time we were able to leave England.

Thick fog brought flights in and out of Amsterdam to a crawl and we got caught in the middle of it.

Once in Amsterdam we waited in a few lines, and then were very impressed with the Dutch efficiency which had already rearranged our tickets before we asked. She looked over her glasses at us to say, “We are sending you to Tokyo.” Not quite the day we had expected! And how interesting to spend Pearl Harbor Day in both Japan and ultimately Honolulu. As originally scheduled, we touch down in Kona Tuesday afternoon.

Our four months in Kona will be filled with developing and refining the one-line curriculum for the Field-based SBS and other YWAM on-line learning. The children and I will be doing school during the day and picking up with friends we made last year. We keep reminding ourselves that things will be different from our last visit, but we are looking forward to returning to this very special place.

Good bye, England and Europe, with all your frost and snow and freezing temperatures. We didn’t plan to leave in the height of a winter storm, but have to confess we’re looking forward to the sunshine again.