Yep, it’s time to get out our suitcases again. We are preparing for an important trip to Bolivia. We leave the end of this month for Bolivia. One project we’ve been working on is to update the literacy training that missionary candidates receive and then to train the trainers. This trip to Bolivia is a part of that process. We are so excited to work with about 15 students from Bolivia and Peru, as well as help train the literacy course teachers and field literacy consultants. And we have an added blessing of being able to visit our daughter and her family who are serving at a school for missionary children in Bolivia!
Archive for the ‘Family’ Category
In honor of Ryan & Pam moving to Bolivia try the recipe for Bolivian Peanut Soup! Crisp fried potatoes sprinkled on top make it the best!
You might have just found your new favorite soup… (more…)
Trust you enjoyed the holidays as much as we did! Time with family and friends is so special! We are absolutely loving being grandparents!
We sent Reed and David (ages 3 and 2) one of those recordable books of the Christmas story. The other day they were listening to us “read” the story and Pam asked them who was talking. It was a page that Papa Jerry was reading and David reverently whispered, “God!”
Molly, age 4 has been asking when she can begin piano lessons with Grandma Joyce. Joyce told her that she would first need to know her letters. So later that day Molly took her Sunday school paper and wrote all the letters of the alphabet and gave it to David & Mari to show Grandma. Needless to say, Molly has now had two lessons and is doing great!
She’s here! Amelia Grace McDaniels was born on August 16. She is absolutely beautiful and already adored by big sisters Molly and Claire! We praise God for this miracle with David & Mari. Papa Jerry & Grandma Joyce can’t get enough time holding their newest little love!
Our family actually increased by 2 this week! The adoption of Ryan & Pam’s little David (age 2 yrs) was also completed. David Bravery Parsons makes them a family of six! (more…)
Jerry is now a certifiable antique person. Yep, he has turned 50! The kids helped me pull off a surprise birthday party with about 60 friends and family members. Check out pictures of how bad we were to him on our photo page under the family album.
Everyone asks, “When’s your next trip?” We are glad to report that we actually have several months without travels! We’ve taken on some huge projects and are thankful for some time at our desks to organize, write, and make materials available to the missionaries and consultants working in literacy. Trips are lining up for Panama and Africa later this year. We appreciate your prayers for wisdom and clarity as we work.
We enjoyed several days all together as a family! The grandkids, especially Reed & Molly were inseparable. Reed calls Molly his “wickle waam” (translated “little lamb”).
But like always, the time went by too quickly and now we’re all back to our places. The noise is back down to a normal level, but we sure miss everyone!For pictures of the whole gang, click on the photo tab above and then Family album.
Who are those young kids?
Yep, it’s us, just a few decades back. Last weekend we celebrated another anniversary and honestly, it just keeps getting better! Who knew all the adventures and fun that God would have for us?
What one piece of advice would we give to younger couples?
Pray together every day…
If there is one thing you can do to improve your marriage, it would be to pray together. (more…)
Ryan & Pam’s little foster son David came through heart surgery well today. As you can imagine, it’s been a hard afternoon. He’s been crying a lot and this is difficult for Ryan & Pam. Baby David’s running a small fever, so the medical staff are keeping a close watch on him. Thanks so much for your prayers and please keep praying for a quick recovery for the little guy!