Wednesday, September 30, 2009

PIU Champions Again

Last Saturday was the third annual PIU Games with the Lutheran Church of Guam. PIU edged out LCG to win for the second year in a row. Student Council VP T'nel Mori accepted the trophy on behalf of PIU from LCG Pastor Jeff Johnson. I partipated in the championship deciding tug of war. LCG won the first round and PIU recovered to take rounds two and three, in the rain! Whoever said I wasn't a muscle man?!?! I guess the seeds sown at the Bull Gym in Guadalajara, Mexico have reaped their reward, finally, after 18 years!!!!

Oz Flick is 70!

The beloved film The Wizard of Oz turns 70 this year, and Warner Brothers is rolling out the red carpet. On September 24 cast and family members celebrated at the Tavern on the Green in Manhattan. From left to right are munchkin Karl Slover, Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft, munchkins Margaret Pellegrini, Meinhardt Raabe, Ruth Robinson Puccini and Jerry Maren, and producer Mervyn LeRoy's granddaughter Jennifer LeRoy. As many of you know Oz is my favorite movie, and I am happy to celebrate this milestone. I've met little people Raabe and Maren, and that was great fun. Congratulations to all!

Guam Storm Warning

Tropical storm 20W is heading our way for Saturday. There was a warning in effect for today (18W), but it did not hit as strongly as was originally predicted. Still, you can see that there was a lot of water out there, and PIU classes were cancelled for this afternoon and evening and public/private schools were closed all day. Joel and Amelia were sad that Awana was cancelled for tonight, but it did give us some rare midweek family time.

Please pray for Guam as well as the Philippines and the Samoan islands who have been hit hard in the past few days.

Joel on TV

We saw Joel's story on PBS Guam for the second time since it started airing in June. Here's a picture. The reception was not the greatest! Satellite issues.
This picture of Amelia, unrelated, was too cute not to share with you. Sorry, proud father talking!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

80 Years!

We are happy to send birthday greetings to Grandpa for 80 years of life. Thanks for all the fixed toys, advice given, and patience demonstrated. Most of all we appreciate his spiritual legacy of faithful service. We love you. God bless you.

Hopefully Grandma will take him out to eat ice cream on our behalf. We think he's ready for something bigger than a baby cone!

Joel and Amelia really enjoyed playing with Grandpa during his visit to Guam earlier this year. They look forward to seeing you next year as do we.

Wedding Mania

Last week we attended a real wedding for one of my students and his fiancee, Mike and Savannah. Congratulations and God bless you!
A few weeks ago we celebrated two "weddings" at our house. Joel and Amelia organized two Farnsworth weddings. Enjoy the pictures.
As groom I wanted for my bride Marisol.

Amelia assisted the bride during her entrance.

Enjoy these photos of the "ring ceremony."

The happy couple (us) posed with Amelia following the ceremony.
Joel and Amelia performed their roles well as wedding planners. Here they posed next to the wedding cake.
The second Farnsworth wedding Amelia was the bride and Daddy the groom. Joel and Mama were the wedding planners. Through this playtime it was good to look back and remember our "real" wedding and thank the Lord for bringing us together on July 7, 2002.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Another Year, Another Registration Day

Registration Day always marks the beginning of the new academic year. Last Saturday we advised students about courses to take, minors to declare, bills to pay and books to read. Melody, our Academic V.P., joined in the fun.

Of course, we always help our students, whether during official registration day or not. Here I answered some questions for my friend Judson. This semester he will be completing his senior year practicum for his general ministries minor.

Evangelism Wednesdays PM

I asked you to pray for my evangelism class. Here are some of the students working in pairs on their testimony. This is a major assignment in the class because of its effectiveness in sharing your faith with others. No one can argue with the validity of a changed life. Please keep praying. I appreciate it.