Kasalehlia! We are the Kihleng family and we are missionaries to the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. This blog is to keep friends and family (and whoever else is interested!) updated on what we are doing in the islands. So check back here often to see updates on our ministry as well as our ever growing family!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Kestra's Graduation

Our Little Princess

The Flag Bearer - Kyler practiced his "Salute Pledge" all day but still forgot and had to ask me "what am I supposed to say again?" during the ceremony. Too cute!

Kaleo played "Pomp & Circumstance" on the violin

Friday, June 18, 2010

Church Van!

Many of you know we have had the need for a new truck or church van for quite some time. Rickson really has wanted to get a nice van for picking up people for services, but that just didn't look like a possibility for anytime soon due to current finances. We've had a truck/van account for some time that we have added to every month but we expected something like this to cost so much we would be saving for several years still. Well, the Lord had an unexpected surprise for us!!! Rickson noticed a beautiful Ford 15-passenger van in town with a 'For Sale' sign on it so he contacted the owner and found they were willing to sell it to us for only $3500! After having several mechanics check it out, test driving it, and praying about it, Rickson came home this afternoon with a new van! It is a 2003 Ford with only 18,000 miles and we are so thankful for the Lord's provision!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A couple of pics I took this morning...

Weekend Update - June 13th

It's Sunday night here in the FSM while most of you are just starting your Sunday. Sunday morning service was a good service with a pretty good crowd. We had around 90 in attendance. Yesterday we had a church picnic and a good turnout for that as well. Everyone enjoyed a good time of fellowship, BBQ, swimming, games, and relaxing. You could tell by the sunburned noses in church this morning who had attended the picnic!
Tonight was a bit of an adventure with the kids. Kaylinn got very fussy in the morning service so I had to bring her home early. Her fussiness continued through the afternoon and into the evening so Rickson suggested I keep her home tonight. Kestra also broke out in a bad rash (probably from something at the picnic yesterday) and started to complain of chest pains so I kept her home as well and of course Katy stayed with us. Kestra fussed and carried on through the evening from the way she felt and I had a difficult time getting Kaylinn happy. Then Katy started screaming, saying her tummy was hurting. Her screaming got worse as the evening progressed and I started to worry something was really wrong. She's never done this before. Finally, I went down to the church to get someone to help with the baby and Kestra and someone else to go along with me to take Katy to the ER as she just kept screaming like she was in horrible pain and had broken out in a heavy sweat. And during all this, the baby screamed since her feeding was interrupted. But then by the time I got back up to the house with help (who had to come out of the church service), Katy had stopped crying and said she was feeling better. I didn't know whether to be relieved or aggravated with her! Over the next half hour, church people were coming up to the house to see if everyone was ok and who needed help! What an evening! Then Kyler came home from church screaming since he fell down our hill on his way up! Kaleo still hasn't gotten home from church yet as I write this, so I still have one more child to fall apart over something. It's not usually like this around here - it just turned out to be one of those times when everyone had an "ailment" at once!

Hope everyone has a great week! I'm looking forward to Kestra and Kyler finishing up their school this week. Kaleo has another 2 weeks still; then officially summer vacation!