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July Jubilee / August Angst / Savoring September October 4, 2010

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Nathaniel & Danielle's Wedding

The wedding of Nathaniel and Danielle (Dore) was a showpiece of MK (missionary kid) resourcefulness and camaraderie (Danielle’s parents work with NTM in Africa where she grew up). With very few monetary resources, but lots of energy from willing siblings and friends, traditional Brazilian churrasco was served to almost 200 guests under a beautiful New Hampshire evening sky. Volunteers cooked, baked, decorated, landscaped, welded, and built a reception area. This young couple united their lives together under the banner of love for each other and for God. Having both completed Bible and Missionary training, they look forward to what He has for them. For the past 60 days they have trekked southward from Maine on the Appalachian Trail – a very special honeymoon!
Within a few days of the wedding, our lovely vacation came to an abrupt ending… My dad (90), who had suffered a mild heart attack on July 4th, was again in his home when he suffered a fall which left him bedridden for two weeks. Then he had an episode of heart failure from which he is now recovering. Eric’s mom was diagnosed with a relapse of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer we thought she had beat six years ago. She has had two chemotherapy treatments and will have four more. For the past two months our parents have needed continual care, and we have accepted the majority of that burden, which has meant we are separated much of the time. At the moment there is a lot of uncertainty in our future, but we know that God’s plans and timing are always perfect. For now we are on Emergency Family Leave from Crossworld and MEVA, but Eric continues to work on the Macushi language TransWorld Radio broadcasts.

On a lighter note, we have been enjoying our time here in the U.S.A. experiencing things that we don’t have in Brazil:

  • Quaking golden Aspen leaves against a blue Colorado sky/cool autumn weather
  • Cheering at pro baseball and college football games
  • Fireworks
  • Plums, peaches, cherries, berries
  • Our grandkids

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