Thursday, January 30, 2014


After about 24 hours flying time it was great to land in Ukarumpa and be greeted by good friends. We are getting settled. Paul has gone back to work and the kids are glad to be back with their friends. Our trip went really well and we are so thankful for the prayers that were lifted up for us.
The Dokkens arriving at Aiyura air strip

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Our travels went so incredibly smoothly!  A bonus was a day and a half layover in Singapore.  We stayed at the YMCA (very nice) and visited Little India, Chinatown and Sentosa Island.
Chinese New Year celebrations in Singapore

There was a pool on the roof of the YMCA!

Stopping to ask directions

A religious ceremony in Little India - this man had about 100 hooks in his body and his tongue and cheeks were pierced by a metal rod.  All these chains, hooks and rods connected to the heavy burden he was carrying.

Enjoying a meal out and the warm air

For 10 Singapore dollars you can get a pedicure and manicure by hungry, nibbling fish!

Sentosa Island was amazing!  It's the southern most part of Asia.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Almost there

We left Seatac at 1:00am Thursday and now are waiting in the Taiwan airport.  Everything has gone very smoothly so far.