Family

ACL Surgery Prayer Request

Many of you know that our son Daniel tore his ACL and MCL (two ligaments in his knee) at the end of his last game as an Elizabethtown Bear, in mid November. He has been wearing a knee brace since then, and has surgery to repair his ACL (and also his MCL if it hasn’t …

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Our Son Daniel

If you would have told us in early March, 2013 that our son would be finishing out his last two years of high school in Pennsylvania, well, we wouldn’t have believed you! But all that changed after a quick visit to PA that month, at which time we were involved in a missions conference at …

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Family Connections. WOL Pastor’s Conference (part 2)

One of the realities of missionary life is that nobody knows your family. In most cases, people you work with have never met your parents, or your siblings. They’ve most certainly never met your uncles and aunts. That part of life is…well…missing. Of course, the positive side of that is that you acquire many spiritual …

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Being Bi-cultural (part 1) Kid’s Education

Being bi-cultural is wonderful, but it’s also challenging. Probably the biggest area of difficulty for a bi-cultural family is learning and maintaining both cultures. This becomes especially relevant when considering children’s education. No matter how you slice it, educating kids in two languages and two educational systems is complicated. Home schooling has offered a legitimate …

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Summertime Happiness

We feel very blessed to be able to spend several weeks with our son Daniel, my parents and family in PA. Among the highlights so far…Cathy’s 15th birthday party! A big thank you to my parents John and Arlene, sister Beth and friend Peggy for preparing everything, decorating Cornerstone Youth Center and for helping make …

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Quick Trip, Two Purposes

Last week I flew into Harrisburg, PA, then drove up to Boston for three days with son Daniel. While in Boston we stayed with friend Victor Monterosso on the campus of Northeastern University, which is in downtown Boston, then in guest housing at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. I was able to attend a mentor re-certification …

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