Family Updates

Many of our Ministry Partners have known us for many years and have asked, from time to time, for an update on how our kids are doing as well as any other family news. So we wanted to have a place where we could give our Partners periodic updates on our family. We are very thankful to the Lord for giving us the great family we have!!

Mother's Day 2019 in Arkansas

May 2019:  Mother's Day is a special day for most of us. Shawn and I are thankful that we still have our Mom's around and are able to thank them for the special ways they loved and sacrificed for us. 

Shawn had a special day with 2 of our 3 "kids" being home - see picture to the right. Would have been great if Josh and Audrey could have joined us but that was not in the cards this year :). We did take her out to one of her favorite eating places and had a good time. And she did get a "much enjoyed" call from Josh that day as well.

Shawn had asked for some new patio furniture for her special day as we did get some for her. Hope to post those pictures here soon!

Family Together in Arkansas

January 2019:  Shawn and I were thrilled to have all 6 of us together in January in Arkansas for a few days!  Our oldest son, Josh, and his wife, Audrey, were able to come and visit us in early January when he had leave and Audrey was out of college on Christmas break.  We were so thankful that the 6 of us could be together to share some meals, laugh together, play some games, and enjoy our Sunday church service on the Sunday they were in town! 

We were also thankful to have my parent's (Glen's parents from Tennessee) join us for part of the time when Josh and Audrey were visiting. 

The picture to the right was of the four young folks when they went out for a bite to eat at a local restaurant. 

Later in the month of January, we were able to celebrate Caleb's 19th birthday. And we will soon celebrate Sarah's 21st in early February!

Our Anniversary Trip to Montana

September 2018:  Shawn and I were able to get away for 10 days to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. We really had a great time just relaxing and trying to do "as little as possible" :). We had wonderful weather there with highs in the 60's and 70's and lows in the 30's and 40's! Quite a change from Little Rock!! The folks at the retreat center where we stayed treated us like family and really spoiled us. We hope we can go there again some time in the future!  You can read more in our October update. Just click here

We were having fun at a local outdoor market with fun things to look at and yummy things to eat as well!

A gorgeous view of God's creation in Montana from the top of a ridge. Incredible 360 degree view!!!

Josh and Audrey: Hurricane Florence

September 11, 2018: With Hurricane Florence quickly approaching the East Cost and with predicted landfall near Wilmington NC, Josh and Audrey are evacuating. God has provided a place for them to stay with some family friends near Raleigh. Please pray for them and for all in the path of this hurricane.  Will give updates when we know more.

September 23, 2018: We are happy to report that Josh and Audrey made it back to their duplex and, by the great grace of God, they have NO water in their place!  With 26-30 inches of rain in their area, that is indeed a miracle of God!  Thank You, Lord! So please praise God with us for His protection and provision for them during the storm. And while we are thankful for not having to deal with the flood damage, someone did break in their place while they were gone and stole a few items (they had taken most of the valuables they could), so please pray for God's continuing provision for the things they lost and for their landlord to fix the door that was kicked in.

Caleb's High School Graduation

May 2018: Excited to share that our youngest son, Caleb, graduated from high school on May 10, 2018. And we were very thankful to have had Josh and Audrey, as well as both sets of grandparents, present for the event!  Check out a few pictures we are sharing below. Giving thanks to the Lord for this young man - a real gift of God to all who know him!

And while we had Josh and Audrey here in Little Rock, we took the opportunity to take some new family pics. Check out a few of them beow! Thank You Lord for this family!!

Josh and Audrey: Hurricane Florence

September 11, 2018: With Hurricane Florence quickly approaching the East Cost and with predicted landfall near Wilmington NC, Josh and Audrey are evacuating. God has provided a place for them to stay with some family friends near Raleigh. Please pray for them and for all in the path of this hurricane.  Will give updates when we know more.

September 23, 2018: We are happy to report that Josh and Audrey made it back to their duplex and, by the great grace of God, they have NO water in their place!  With 26-30 inches of rain in their area, that is indeed a miracle of God!  Thank You, Lord! So please praise God with us for His protection and provision for them during the storm. And while we are thankful for not having to deal with the flood damage, someone did break in their place while they were gone and stole a few items (they had taken most of the valuables they could), so please pray for God's continuing provision for the things they lost and for their landlord to fix the door that was kicked in.