Fun Times Spent Together
Sunday, 25 September 2016
At the end of August we welcomed in our Emanate students for the fall semester. What a thrill to have 12 new students and six third semester students. We are thankful to have them here and are greatly enjoying getting to know them. It is a privilege to be here and to be a part of this ministry in preparing people for cross cultural church planting.
After we dropped off Titus we were able to spend a couple of days in Charlotte with Zachary and Elisha. Since our paths do not cross too often having a whole weekend together was such a treat. We celebrated Elisha's 26th birthday, enjoyed worship with them at their church, went to cheer them on in their beach volley ball competition, swam in their pool in the pouring rain and just enjoyed our time together. Before we knew it the weekend was over and we were on the road heading back home.
Well, life has gotten busy and I have sadly neglected keeping my blog updated. I forget that there are people who aren't on facebook. As most of you know, we were able to make it out to BC and Alberta this summer to visit many of our supporters and churches. We were so richly blessed by spending time with so many dear people who love and care for us and the ministry we are invovled.
When we arrived home we invested a lot of time into preparing for our new semester here. We were also enjoying our last weeks before Titus headed back to school. And yes, sadly the four weeks we had with him flew by and before we knew it, we were moving him back to Lynchburg. We were very thankful for the job God provided for Titus to help him in making money towards his school bill. Titus was very excited to be back at school and to start another semester. We are so glad he is at a place that he enjoys so much. And now we are back to empty nesters again.
Saturday, 23 July 2016
Eight days ago we had the joy of celebrating my mother-in-laws 90th birthday. She is such an amazing woman who serves others and has dished into so many peoples lives through the years. It was so fun to honor her and celebrate her life with other family members who were in the area. We had a Queen Esther theme party and had a fun family photo booth. We were able to borrow the British phone booth and the "Queen Elizabeth II" cutout from a friend. It all added together to make some fun memories together.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
We just arrived home from a week in Northern, B.C. It was a blessing to be able to spend time with family and dear friends. We have not been able to make a trip like this for many years and it really was a joy to have time together face to face. These dear people have been praying for us and standing behind us in our ministry. Many of these friendships began 30 years ago and we greatly value them. We are thankful once again for the safety we had on the roads as we have now traveled 8,000 km. We have one more week here and then we start the long journey home. We are going to try to pack in as much time in with family and friends as possible.