Sunday, September 05, 2010

A Fruitful Summer

A lot has happened since last June. We have been so busy that I wasn't even able to update my blog the last few months. Where do I start? We went to the U.S. for a two and a half month trip so that I could do some research for my doctorate, go to the Grace Missions Conference, visit family and supporters and while we were there, why not have a baby. On July 13, our sixth child was born at the Adventist Hospital in Glendale California. Josiah Elijah Ransom weighed in at 8 and a half pounds, was 20 and a half inches long and there were no complications for him or mommy.
After we got got a little bible knowledge under his belt we took him to meet John MacArthur during the Grace Missions Conference. We had a great time of fellowship with other GMI missionaries from around the world.

My mom was able to visit us from North Carolina and join us for our first family pictures with Josiah.

We were blessed to spend time with friends like Marnie and Agnes Lacsamana who hosted a lunch for us and those who are interested in ministry in the Philippines. We also were able to visit some old friends at the Grace Church Filipino Bible Study and make some new friends from Calvary Bible Church.

Jessica was even able to catch up with a childhood friend and a cousin.

It was a good trip, we were pretty busy and were not able to see all those we wished we could have. We hope to see the rest of you next time. We all made it safe and sound back to the Philippines and have rolled up our sleeves and gotten back to ministry. I am back to teaching four classes, and we are in the process of starting a new one. We also have two one week bible interpretation modules scheduled for the last quarter of this year. Jessica is caring for Josiah, the rest of our kids and me. She is also working part time at Faith Academy, the kids are back in school and Josiah is now officially a world traveler.