June 28, 2014 was a wonderful day of celebration as Lisa and Jonathan were united in marriage. It was a great treat to have family and friends from Australia and all over the U.S. join us for this very happy occasion. The newly wedded couple will be living in Pasadena CA for at least the next twelve months while they both pursue their Master’s degrees in Inter-Cultural Studies at Fuller Seminary. We are delighted that they will be close by! “Everything beautiful in its own time,” indeed!!!
Younger daughter, Lisa, and her fiancé, Jonathan, have less than two weeks of service left with Samaritan’s Purse and Mission Aviation Fellowship in the DRC before they come home to Southern California and make final plans for their June 28th wedding. We are so pleased and excited for them – they have secured their first apartment in Pasadena CA and Jonathan will stay there for a month or so, while Lisa is at home with us making final preparations for their June wedding.
Lisa came home to California for a break from her strenuous work in the Congo (DRC) with Samaritan’s Purse, and brought with her a very special friend, Jonathan (pictured above with the family.) Jonathan is a pilot in the Eastern Congo and for the past two years has been working together with Lisa, often taking her to some of most challenging and dangerous field sites.
Tammy and I thoroughly enjoyed a 5-day visit in early September to New Haven CT to meet our first grand-child, Grace Victoria (born July 21st) Proud parents, Heidi and Ryan, scheduled the dedication of baby Grace to coincide with our visit. (Aunt Lisa arrived from the Congo a couple of weeks later to spend her R and R getting to know here new niece.)