Sunday, August 24, 2008


I got the biggest surprise of my life this week. Candace called me and told me she was pregnant!!! WHAT!!!! I'm gonna be a daddy! I know it's a scary thought but hopefully the baby will look like its mama. BOY or GIRL???? Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Work Hard Play Hard

We finished our projects at the church today and it was also our last day at the church. :( Wish we had a few more days out here. So after we finished our projects today, Isaac and Carol took us to some beach in the middle of nowhere. It was beautiful. We went swimming in the Indian Ocean and body surfing. We nicknamed Chris "Roly Poly" because he kept getting slammed on the beach by the waves and it would roll him up and down the sand. It was hilarious!!! Heading to Swazi tomorrow and then home on Friday. Boo again!!! See you guys when I get back.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Making Progress

Check out these awesome pics from Mozi. We have been working on two projects at the church. One project is painting the veranda (where the children meet), and building a water station. When I first saw these projects I didn't see what we were supposed to do and I definitely didn't think it would turn out as awesome as it has. The team has done a slam up job. Check out the before and after pics. Today at VBS we had a great craft time. Mrs. Sherrie came up with a cool idea about buying some shirts that said HPC Kids and having them color in the shirts with fabric markers. That way the craft would be fun and the kids could get something they could use. It was a huge success. The kids loved it and were running everywhere with their shirts on. I laughed one time because this little kid had a shirt that went down to his ankles because we were down to one size. He was wearing his shirt and trying to color it. It was terrible. I laughed so hard. Well I'm goin eat. Later!!!!
P.S. How do you love the monkey. This family at the orphanage had it for a pet. I want one now!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

More Updates

The last few days have been jam packed with teaching, projects, etc. We have been really working hard out here and even though it is winter, it's HOT!!! Saturday, Candace and I got to do some leadership training. Over here the core leaders are students. The ones that are out in front leading the church are high school and college students. It was an honor to get to pour into their lives and their hearts. Sunday we helped out with church. Candace and Mary Beth did a slam up job teaching the kids. I also discovered that Chris is a puppet master. Later that day we served meals to the church. Cooking for Christ (Mozi) cooked up over 500 meals with some logs. There are no burners out here. I was blown away at how good they can cook with just fire wood and cinder blocks. After church we got to take a ride to the Indian Ocean. Yesterday we started our projects. The girls had to paint the veranda (the place where the kids meet for church and many other activities) and the guys had to make a water station. In the afternoon Candace taught a bible story to the kids. She did so amazing. She had 300 kids undivided attention and when she finished the story they all remembered it and said it back to her. She's da bomb!!!! So after the bible story we passed out sandals to the kids. It was such a blessing to measure the kids feet and give them a new sandals. I have been so impressed with this team. They work hard, never complain, and stay up till 11 pm when they are tired just laughing in the hotel rooms. I am honored to be a part of this team. It has been quite an experience.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Other Side of the World!!!

Well we made it to Mozambique last night. It has been amazing already. After 24 hours of plane rides and not knowing what day it was or what time it was we arrived. Today we got to go to HPC Mozambique. It was crazy. Kids everywhere. Loved it!!! Gotta go to dinner so I'll write back in a sec.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Three Amazing Years

Two nights ago my wife and I celebrated our third anniversary. It has been an incredible journey and I couldn't have asked for a better spouse. I know that I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing had it not been for her and her heart to follow God. She is so full of God. I love her so much and can't wait to see what the next 3 years look like. If you are wondering that is not our baby but its the only picture I had of us on our anniversary night.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Welcome Isaac Cole Urban

This is my new nephew Isaac. He's a big boy. His was born today March 19th and I don't know the weight, height, etc. Women know all that stuff. I find it unimportant info. So anyway just wanted to put a couple pics of him on the blog. By the way, Candace's baby fever level just rose to new heights today. I don't know how much longer I'll be able to hold off. Is there a chance of a Blake Jr. soon? Who knows?