Our Race

Our Race

As I look at the picture above I rejoice in the family God has given me. My precious family, the treasure that God has placed in my hands to guide and disciple. Please keep them in your prayers as they grow. Tanya in now 16 and starting to think about college. She has many choices to make in the next year or two. We are hoping to get her started with classes over the internet and at least let her get some basics finished. Christy is 13 and loves life. She has a servants heart and can be counted on to help whether it is with cookies or cleaning. Josh (9) is starting his personal race. He loves action, mechanics, building, and good stories. Pray that we can guide him into meaningful service for the Lord and that we can help all of them grow in the Lord.

(The new background and Title is courtesy of Tanya and her new computer. :) )

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Life in Germany

Well, we are now in Germany. It has taken a while to get an update off as the two computers that I have access to use Linex and Mac operating systems and of course are in German. So not only do I not know the operating systems, but I can't even read the menues. This means that while I can take pictures, I can't shrink them, or move them to where I want them. Needless to say, it took awhile to get to this point.

I thought that for my first article on Germany I would show you the house that we stay in. Heiko and Ulli are friends of ours that we have known for many years. Their friendship with Almi goes back to
her baptism while in the church youth group. They own a two bedroom apartment in downtown Kirchheim-Teck. Heiko works for a bank managing the computer network and Ulli is a telephone sales person for a local company. They are activily involved in the church as the kids really love them. They also own a talking parrot named Goldi who we are teaching to whistle at girls... Those crazy missionaries.
The weather has not been very nice as we have had snow and rain for the first four days that we were here. Yesterday cleared up a bit and reached into the 50's and we loved it. God has blessed us with wonderful friends and a pretty place to stay while we wait for the good weather to finally come. Be sure to check out the rest of the album by following the link on the right. We hope to also post some pictures of Almi's parents and a local cathedral that was built in 1220 AD.