Sunday, December 14, 2008


We are leaving in just a few minutes to take the 12 hour bus ride to Manila. We will then take a flight to Naga. It will then be followed by a 1 hour drive to Bicol. Our primary purpose is language learning skills. In addition to that, we will get to know another American missionary family and spend a few days at the ocean. We will be back in Bontoc just in time for Christmas.

We don't expect to make any posts while we are away. This should give all of you time to review our blog so that you can let us know which post you have found the most interesting. You have 400 to choose from... Now you have 401.



  1. I don't think its fair to give such an indecisive person so many choses. You have done a beautiful job in helping us feel like we are part of your life from so far away in all of your posts. Hope you have a refreshing, blessed time in Bicol and at the ocean. Also have a Merry Christmas. Todd, Michelle and family

  2. Three posts come to mind.
    1. Robuan, the journey to visit him, his journey.
    2. The Little Bird for obvious reasons.
    3. Lisa's desire "hunt" for milk, because of the label reader I am!
    Thanks for the DVD, we have seen it three times already! Love and Merry Christmas to everyone.

  3. I just recently found your blog and definitely haven't read all 401 posts :~), but I look forward to it. I find the posts about life in the Philippines the most interesting.

    I also enjoy reading about your thoughts and such in the months before you moved over there. That is where we are right now. We are enjoying being close to family right now, but it is going to make it harder to leave them. My husband went back to work at his former job (where he had worked for 18 years) also and we miss him so much right now.

    We have never been to the Philippines, but know the Lord is leading us there and we enjoy learning all we can. We are also thankful that even though the Lord is moving us to the other side of the world, He is sending us to work with friends. That is such a blessing.

    Merry Christmas!
    Holly for the Wallaces

    p.s. I hope you all had a fun and productive trip to Bicol.

    as for favorite posts, that is difficult. I have enjoyed sooo many! I think my absolute favorite was the one back in Oregon where Tom overheard Annalise's bedtime prayer.
    Merry Christmas, and much love!
    Aunt Rhonda

  5. Holly,

    Welcome to our cloud of witnesses. I would like to talk with you a bit more. Send us an email and tell us more of your story. (Our address is on the sidebar of the blog.)

    God bless you as you prepare for your transition.