Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Icing on the Cake... Literally

A few weeks ago I wanted to make a cake and I didn't really want to make my own icing. The powdered sugar I can get here is not as fine as the stuff from the States and well, the icing just doesn't come out as smooth. Sooo, I went over to our bakery supply store hoping that I would find some American canned icing or perhaps a Taiwan equivalent. And I did indeed find some icing. Take a look:

Also notice that this is a 5 kg container! And how much does it cost? Just $1040 dollars! Of course that is in Taiwan dollars, but it comes out to over $30 bucks USD!! I picked up powdered sugar for about $2 USD, went home and made my own. But if I ever need icing for 30 cakes, I know where to get it!

PS... Is anyone else disturbed that it calls this "icing" paste?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

And the Winner is....


Congrats to you and thank you everyone for commenting!

Sarboo, if you could email me at, I will get your card off to you. PLease tell me which store you chose. Some sites like amazon and apple let me e-mail you the card, just something to keep in mind! You have a week to reply before I give it away to someone else!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

3 Year Anniversary

Today, February 9th, is the three year anniversary of this blog!! To celebrate, I am giving away a

$30 USD gift card.

To enter, you only have to comment on this blog post and then on Saturday, February 12th, I will chose a winner using You can chose the store that your gift card will come from. I just need to be able to purchase said card online.

When I started this blog, I had no idea that I would still be writing it three year later. I thought it would be a fun way to remember everything that was happening on deputation. Obviously, I would have chosen an easier URL had I realized I was going to like writing so much and that some people were actually going to be reading this. So once again, thank you so much for reading! This contest is just a little bit of my gratitude to you.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Coming on Feb. 9th!! Be sure to check back then!

Missions Update

Hey guys, I haven't updated you all on what we are doing here in Taiwan lately, so I thought I would try to get things caught up!

1. In December, at my English class' Christmas party, we had 72 guest!!! Last year we had 50 and I thought that was outrageous! In case you have missed a previous explanation, this class is an outreach that I teach once a month. Lots of people want to learn English and this is a free class with a free meal afterwards. Thanks again to Vivian for being an awesome helper, to Rachel for inviting all of your students and to Katelyn for letting me treat you like family and not really like a guest.

2. In January, we signed a one year contact on a location in Taipei!! Our first service will be in March. We have been having classes in a coffee shop for about a year and a half. Excited does not begin to explain how we feel. Of course, with Chris pastoring three churches, tired might start to explain how we feel!! But when God opens the door, you have to walk through and trust him to give you the energy!

3. Yesterday at the LiGang church, a lady received the Holy Ghost. No matter how many times I have seen someone receive the Holy Ghost, it never fails to feel amazing!

4. The third weekend in February, we will be having our annual National Conference. We have lots of guest coming and it is going to be a great conference. I will update afterwards.

5. The last Sunday in February, the new church in ChiaYi will be having its dedication. This church was started by a young lady in our church and the Tainan church (the one that Dad Bracken pastors). They have been meeting in a classroom at school for over a year and are so excited to get into a more permanent location. So, that right, we will be having back to back dedications for new churches at the end of this month and the beginning of March!!

6. We just had one of our sisters leave Taiwan and go to another country to do missions work for six months. She is being supported by the churches here in Taiwan for the entire six months and perhaps longer if God opens the door. I can't tell you which country because it could endanger her, but I do ask for your prayers for her.

I just want to take this time and say a quick thank you to everyone who supports us and ED Asia. Without your support, we could not travel to these locations on a weekly basis, rent new locations to start churches, and be able to set up these churches to have church in. Thank you and to God be all the Glory and Honor!!