Newsletter — February-April 2014

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. 

Newsletter — November 2013

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.) 

Newsletter August 2013

Daughter Heidi and son-in-law Ryan welcomed their first child, our first grand-child, Grace Victoria on Sunday, July 21.  She is, of course, the perfect baby, weighing in at 7 lbs 2 oz.  Everyone is doing fine and “Grandma and Grandpa Jutsum” are particularly ecstatic!  Look for Tammy’s beautiful rendition of “A Mother’s Lullaby” on our new CD!!!

Newsletter May 2013

These are the chorus lyrics for a new praise song of mine, based on the story of Jesus and Peter walking on the water — one of a dozen songs being prepared for a brand new worship CD, entitled “My Father Sings,” to be available in July.  I am also working on a new piano solo CD, “Music from the Heart,” with favorites from previous volumes, along with medleys from 13 of the world’s best-loved musicals.

Newsletter February 2013

It was indeed a wonderful opportunity to return to my homeland in Queensland, Australia for several weeks in December.  Tammy and I were joined by our daughter Lisa, who flew from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and by our daughter Heidi and her husband Ryan from Connecticut, who delighted us with the news that they are expecting our first grand-child this summer! 

Newsletter August 2012

On July 19, I had the wonderful opportunity of being invited to be on set with our dear friend, Martha Williamson (best-known as the Executive Producer of the TV series “Touched by An Angel,”) and Dr. Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys CA, and the Founder and Chancellor of King’s University.  Dr. Hayford’s TV program “Spirit-Formed” is currently being aired on the Daystar cable channel.