Happy New Year 2015!

This is our first blog post since we moved to Indonesia in 2010. So much has happened in our lives that I don’t know where to start. Here are some highlights of the last 4+ years:

  • June 2011 – Birth of our second son – Azariah
  • November 2013 – Birth of our third son – Mishael
  • April 2014 – Our mentor Esther Russell went to be with the Lord
  • December 2015 – Left Indonesia for the first time in 4+ years with the whole family to visit India with the Squiers family
  • January 2015 – Shocking death of a dear friend Bethany Lytle whose family is very similar to ours with three children. Both our families came to Indonesia in 2010. Later in 2013 the Lytles moved to Lima, Peru to serve at our sister school. If you’d like to donate to help this family in need then please visit GoFundMe.com
Taj Mahal in the background
Taj Mahal in the background

I’m really hoping to start writing more frequently than once in every 4 years. Stay tuned for more updates. 🙂

Couldn’t take our cats to Indonesia

After getting all our papers and vaccination ready on the US side of things, we found out today from the Department of Livestock in Indonesia that we can’t take cats into Bandung, Indonesia as that is a rabies free zone and US is not. 🙁

So we are trying to find a new home for our two cats (this is really really really hard for us). We’ve had Putih (pronounced as poo-ti, which means white in Indonesian) since he was a tiny little kitten, we’ve had him since 2005 and he had grown up with us. Now, it is really hard for us to let go of him.

Our other one is Kucing (pronounced as koo-ching, which means cat in Indonesian); we adopted her in 2006 and she’s very very special to us. I think she’s an introvert and very shy. She took a long time to warm-up to us and that makes her very special to us.

Here are their pictures, if you know anybody who would like to adopt our cats, please ask the to contact us ASAP, we would need to find a new home for them in the next 3 days. 🙁

Sale: Ikea BJURSTA dining table + two HENRIKSDAL chair (worth $310)

We are selling our Ikea dining table, with two chairs which has a navy blue color. The table can be expanded to seat more people, but it’s a good size table for a small family.
The chair covers are worn out and they either need to be washed or replaced, other than that there is no other problem with this set.

Here are some images from the ikea website for the BJURSTA table: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10182311

Key features
Dining table with 2 pull-out leaves seats 4; makes it possible to adjust the table size according to need.
Pull-out extra leaves serve as practical utility surfaces and can be stored under the table top when not in use.
Table surface with clear lacquer finish; simply wipes clean.

Product dimensions
Length: 50 3/4 “
Min. length: 35 3/8 “
Max. length: 66 1/8 “
Width: 35 3/8 “
Height: 29 1/8 “

Here’s the image of the HENRIKSDAL chair from Ikea website: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S09862179 (chair on the picture doesn’t seem to have any cover, the cover we have is navy blue):

Email me at the above address or call my mobile (626) 224-6041, if you are interested in seeing/buying the dining table and chairs.

Here are the real pictures of the table and chair: 🙂