Friday, April 23, 2021

Family Update Time!

 Ok, enough aviation talk... Here's a small update from the family side of life.  It has been said, "the last shall be first"... so, starting off with our youngest, Sam...

Sam with roommate Hayato

After almost a year after his graduation from San Diego State U, and many delays, Sam is finally starting his English-teaching job in Taiwan!  After quarantine, he met up with a friend who he met on his semester abroad in Korea (Hayato- in photo), and they rented an apartment together!

He is discovering his new home, in Taipei, and already has a new faith community he is connecting with.

...on to our lovely middle child, Megan...

Megan and John continue to love life in Chicago!  They just celebrated their 2nd Anniversary!  John works from home for a marketing company and Megan still does some nanny work, but her other job (master barista!) still has her on furlough, but she still gets her benefits!  That means, health insurance and an on-line university scholarship program with Arizona State!  She'll be finishing up her degree in social work in about a year!!!

A pre-pandemic pic from 2019

Megan and John are both small group leaders in their local faith community and are also parents to an adorable and feisty kitty, Xavi.

...On to the blessed first-born, Joe!

Joe and Laura are still chillin' in Chicago, also... just about a 5 minute walk from Megan and John's place, now that they moved to a new 3rd-floor apartment a few blocks over.  They both work full time with Moody Bible Institute, from home.  

Joe and Laura are also on volunteer staff at their church, working with Youth and Worship in music.  Their church has done such a great job of navigating things during the pandemic- using online tools to connect.  I highly recommend you check out their youtube page: click here.

Alace's favorite and largest role, here in the equatorial rain forest, is to be a great friend and, officially, a "member care coach/provider".  It comes very natural to her!  She's done years of learning, being a practitioner, on-line courses, and more.

Painting sesh with friend, Suzanne

Alace and friends organized a kids movie day for the families that live on our station

The morning running club called "Femme du Sport" (sporty women)

So, there you have it, a small update from the family side of life!

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  1. Thank you for this great update, and congratulations on the 'new' plane! I've also been praying about that airstrip in dispute over ownership, and also about adding staff and housing for that staff. When you have a chance, LMK how that all is going.

  2. Thanks Steve. Wonderful to hear how God is at work in each member of your family. Next time you are up in the plane, buzz someone's house and tell them I sent you.

  3. It is a blessing to see, and read about, the ways God is using you both in flying and in personal relationships. Great news also about your children. How gratifying to see ways God is blessing you as you continue to serve Him.