This year my birthday proved to be very different but fun. I went to Manila with Pastor Travis to pick up a visiting pastor from the States. Manila has changed so much since the time I was a boy running the streets. It has continued to expand with new buildings and people looking for work. A lot has changed in my own life since I lived there. I have returned to this country with the good news of Christ. Many people look at me and my family and ask why…why would I ever want to leave the U.S. to live in the Philippines. What a great opportunity to share what has drastically changed my life! What an encouragement to see seeds of the Gospel planted in the lives of these people!