Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2007, Everyone!! To be honest, it seems very
strange to be writing this greeting from Cedar Lake, Indiana, instead of from Chile. Never-the-
less, we hope that you all had a blessed JESUS-centered Christmas with family and friends and
also have purposefully committed this new year to living a JESUS-centered life, as individuals
and as His Body, as have we. Each and every day is our opportunity to do that.
This Christmas was indeed special for us as a family, as we spent special time together here in
Indiana. Pictured below with Janine and Jack from left to right are: Julian (a Junior at Azusa
Pacific U.), Jayme (16 yrs. Old), Jordan & Rob (married this past August 13th, and Christina
(holding Bella, born May 28, 2006) & Jonathan (holding 2 year-old Joshua).
These past five months for us have been topsy-turvy and quite filled, traveling thousands of miles
and using almost all of our weekends to visit with churches that support God’s outreach through us
in Chile. We have forged a vision for our continuing work there (a topic of our next newsletter), we
have re-tooled and renewed in one five-day retreat and one five-day workshop, we were a part of our
daughter, Jordan’s, marriage to her fiancé, Rob Boldt, and we connected with relatives, friends,
other churches and Christian universities. When we weren’t using free time to contact churches,
work on mission business, and prepare for the Nat’l Missionary Convention, we worked at our
furlough home on much-needed projects. In the meantime, Jayme was studying at Hanover High
School in Cedar Lake and is close to finishing the first semester of his junior year. One of the
major inconveniences we had to deal with our first few months here was not having any telephone
service or internet access in our home. That meant going to a neighbors’ house (bless them!) to
make phone calls and making trips to libraries to access our E-mails.
We finally were able to have both services up-and-running