On Friday evening, we enjoyed the creative beauty of Ice Castles in North Woodstock, New Hampshire. It was a fun evening of exploring.
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Happy anniversary to my wife, best friend, ministry partner, and lover. 39 years is too short a time to be married to your best friend.
39 years ago today, we stood before God, family, and friends and pledged ourselves to each other with the simple words, “I do!” Who knew the twists and turns our journey would take? Who knew where God would lead us and what he would do in and through us?
We’ve gone from SoCal to Western MA, with stops in Dallas, TX; Anaheim, CA; Wheaton, IL; Moreno Valley, CA; Bellevue, WA; Redmond, WA; Sammamish, WA; and now Chicopee, MA. We’ve served Christ at churches small, big, and in between in Wheaton, Bellevue, Seattle, and Chicopee. We’ve ministered to children, youth, adults, men, and women. We’ve traveled up and down the West Coast, across the States, visited London, Oxford, Edinburgh, and New Zealand. We’ve led ministry teams to Toral and Malaga, Spain; Moscow, Tsibanobalka, and Anapa, Russia. We’ve celebrated graduations and weddings, mourned at funerals, seen our children grow to maturity, and encouraged each other through rehab. We’ve ridden the roller coaster of “richer and poorer, in sickness and in health.” We’ve experienced, benefited from, and enjoyed the grace of God through the ups and downs and twists and turns of life over the years and across the miles.
May God grant us many more years to serve him together!
Here’s some photos from the Christmas Eve Service at First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA, on 12/24/19. Celebrate the Son!
Saturday evening was the annual Women’s Christmas Friendship Dinner at First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA. The Women’s Leadership Team did a fabulous job in planning the event. There was beautiful music from Alicia Smith and an encouraging message from Sue Ann Jarvis. There was even a delicious hot cocoa bar prior to the event. The gym was transformed into an elegant, fun setting.
Excitement is building as the decorations go up for tomorrow evenings Women’s Christmas Friendship Dinner at First Central Bible Church.
For close to 115 years, the congregation of First Central Bible Church has gathered at Szot Park for our annual Thanksgiving Bonfire and Praise Service. It is a wonderful way to start Thanksgiving Day, by singing hymns and praise songs, sharing favorite verses, talking about what God has done in our lives the past year, and then ending with a time of fellowship, coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts. About 45 people joined us this morning. 40 degree weather was quite balmy compared to 11 degrees last year. Thanks be to God!