Posts Tagged ‘Family’
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.
Bolivia, one of the first countries that New Tribes Mission opened up in the 1940’s, is the location of our next trip!
Even though it’s an older mission field, there’s still plenty of work for tribal missionaries. Several groups in Bolivia have yet to hear the Gospel even once! And to finish up well, there is church planting work to do among the Ese Ejja, Chimane, Guayaru, Weenayek, Yuqui, Yuracaré people. An extensive survey is going on this year to clarify the needs. (more…)
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…)
It’s pretty unbelievable, but only four days after open heart surgery Baby David is home from the hospital. He’s doing great. Thanks for your prayers for a continued quick recovery!
Baby David was moved out of ICU to a regular room…free of all the wires! His fever is coming down. Thanks for your prayers.
Pam & Ryan are blessed with several foster children in their home, one of whom is an adorable ten month old son named David. He was born with several problems with his heart and the doctors were hoping to wait until after his first birthday to do the inevitable surgery. But Baby David’s heart is showing signs that he needs the surgery now.
So we returned back to FL from our travels on Thursday and on Friday sent Grandma up to WV to care and love on the children while Pam and Ryan will be 2 ½ hours away at the hospital with David. Please pray for Baby David’s surgery early on Wednesday morning and for a good recovery.