Thursday, January 10, 2019

January Snowman

To commemorate the little bit of snow we got this winter.

We got three inches the last couple days.

Christmas Scenes

In Ellensburg
In Kirkland
Arriving in Cleveland

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Kittitas Middle School Basketball Coaching

A photo with the A-team after our last game of the fall season.
With B and C teams included, we had 27 players in all.  I believe a good time was had by all.

Christmas Lights at Leavenworth

We drove about an hour on a Thursday night after school to beat the crowds
with Grandma.  None of us had ever seen the Christmas decor before.

Maggie and Renee Made a Gingerbread House

This kids and their cousins helped decorate

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Clara 5th Grade Basketball

 Her team ranged from 5th to 8th grade.  As one of the younger players, this was her first time playing on a team.

She had great coaches and good season.  They were nearly undefeated, winning their age group!

Visiting Grandpa

Josiah and I drove over to Seattle to see grandpa on Friday.  

His new place at Crista Ministries is quite nice!  

His apartment is roomy and clean.

It has a chapel, Bible studies, a pastor, and Sunday services.

It has a couple pets for the kids to look at.

He even got a little school credit for making a card for someone in a nursing home, and 'smiling at everyone you pass'.  

Snowy Christmas Tree Trip

We joined our friends on a trip to the mountains of Manastash Road to retrieve our Christmas tree.

It was like a sleigh ride with a purpose, and with 4 wheel drive instead of four hoof horse power.

After we got it back home and most of the snow knocked and thawed off, we started decorating.

Folks provided ornaments.  Then later a box of lights arrived from the same friends who helped us get the tree.  Thank you Hudsons, Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

We Are a Family!

Happy Thanksgiving! This video seems appropriate to share with our worldwide family now.
In it, you can see our Mongolian sister Toya pronounce "and distant lands"
from the Steppes of Mongolia outside our town of Darhan.  It is true, we are a family spread all over, "to the ends of the Earth".  Here's being thankful for being in a big healthy family with still more to do.

Mongolian Alliance Church Celebrates 20 Years!

Nikdovnihon (One Hill People) was the first to be started by Alliance Missionaries 20 years ago.  The church sends their thanks for their Alliance family as they celebrate this milestone.
Thanks to our colleague Ryan for sending along this picture.  God has used this church throughout two decades to proclaim the gospel, help the poor, plant other churches, call and train pastors.  

By last count 'Nikdov' is the first of about 17 small Alliance churches in Mongolia.  Praise the Lord!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

North Ridge Basketball Academy and Church

After speaking at North Ridge Alliance Church on Sunday, Jeremy spent the week observing the Academy operations and understanding the philosophy behind it.  
This nice facility on the church property has hosted NRBA for all of its 10 years of sustainable ministry sharing the gospel of Jesus with area basketball students and their families.
There's also a strength training aspect to the Academy called Explode.

The most important part of the ministry is sharing scriptural truth and prayer for the student's strength to be established on timeless truth, whose name is Jesus.
Coach Steven shares with a student from scripture after teaching his basketball lesson.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Clara Turns Eleven

Two parties and two cakes is not too much for our now 'tween' fifth grade princess.
Grandma looks on the opening of presents at our home in Ellensburg.
Her sponsoring church from Perrysburg, OH sent this nice embroidered suitcase.
Renee made Clara's favorite cake.
And Aunt Katy made her this cake the night before in Kirkland.