Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas family and friends! In 2011 we celebrated 3 years of wedded bliss. We continue to be amazed at how God grows the depth of our love for each other and Mylin. He is sooo good!

Joel celebrated five years of working at Franklin Electric in June. Since he is at the corporate headquarters, he will be part of the move to Fort Wayne, Indiana as they plan to build a brand new facility there within the next few years. We are thankful that the location is not too far away to commute, but will miss getting to share lunch together every day as a family.
Rachel graduated from Huntington University in May with her Master’s in Counseling! She has enjoyed the transition into part-time work and spending more quality time at home with Mylin. We are tremendously blessed with her job at Life Matters Counseling, which is a ministry of Youth for Christ. She works two days a week and truly enjoys the opportunity she has to minister to those in our community.
Our little Miss Mylin turned 1 in June! She has continued to surprise and entertain us every day. We love watching her sweet and silly personality develop! Her constant chatter has begun to form into words and even some singing – we say every day how she is just the best thing in the whole world! She’s so fantastic, in fact, that we thought we would ‘duplicate’ her. That’s right; Mylin is going to be a BIG SISTER!!! Just before Mylin turns 2, God-willing, our 2nd child will join the family!

Please stay in touch, letting us know how we can partner with your family in prayer. Through the joyful moments and the difficult decisions, we are so thankful to have family and friends to be vulnerable with and hold us accountable. We would love to be those people for you too!

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:12-17

Joel, Rachel, and Mylin

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