Wednesday, May 28, 2008

In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle...

My dad just sent me some old pictures of me and my fam in the deep jungles of Indonesia. I thought I'll share them with some of you.

Oh, the memories of being miserable in the tribes with no luxuries.
No one can convince me that this is or was 'cool' or 'hip'...it's called 'being-dragged-out-to-the-mission-front'. That said, I don't regret God calling my parents out to the middle of no where. It's set a tone for the rest of my life, to know that being called by God doesn't mean my life would be easy peasy. *sigh* I hate being reminded of that sometimes...


This is our plane that flew us into the islands.


This is the inside of our hut. My mother is sitting on our bed. I am being home schooled. Nice bangs.

Yukari, Yuji and me...taking a walk in the tribe.

Helping my mom do the laundry at a near by well.

This is actually from when we were in Papua New Guinea.
Yuji in a dress.

Family picture for our annual Support Letters...
I believe that there is no such thing as a good looking Support Letter picture.
Can some one show me some one else's Support picture, where it turned out decent?!

Here is THE tribe.

6 comments:

katiek said...

these pictures are wonderful! Definately looks different than my kid pictures: bike riding down Beulah Ave. I'm sure it's a totally unique childhood memory and the pictures are gorgeous!

jonnie said...

Awesome! You were a cutie pie.

Michael Kendall said...

yuji looks good in a dress.

The Caldwells said...

I hear you.... we were in Palawan for 9 years then to the nice, cool city of Baguio for 11 years and then I moved to dorm life at Faith. Those family pics too... my gosh, ours were always prefaced with threats to look nice and happy :) LOL!! Thanks for sharing!

kate said...

Kiko- Chalice and Kyrie and I hovered around the computer for this post It is amazing to be reminded of where you came from and your attitude toward it--accepting but definitely not yearning for that life. It is so interesting to see you three little ones in that environment. Your mother looks like a real saint. Thank you so much for posting this. Thank you also for giving Sienna a home this summmer and for being her family. Thank you to both of you. Aunt Kate

annie said...

Yours ARE decent compared to ours. At least your parents didn't make you pose hanging from the side of a jeepney.
Fun post! I don't think your face has changed ever. (from what i've seen)