Monday, March 28, 2011

Newsletter - March 2011

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, just like this newsletter!

Life - Same As It Never Was

So, while we were displaced from the house due to a circuit breaker fire, I was diagnosed with shingles....and bronchitis. The shingles are gone and I am now on the second antibiotic for bronchitis. We did get back into the house after most of the restoration work was done. The day after we got back our nephews, Kohl, Jacob and Brandon (two of which live with us) went on a mission trip to the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona. They had a good time and we're glad that God is shaping their lives through experiences like that.

Late last Thursday night, we had to take Kevin back to the hospital. Since being discharged back in mid-February, he never really got over whatever was causing the pneuomonia he had. They put him in ICU for the first few days and last night moved him into a step down unit after stabilizing him and figuring out that he has a yeast infection in his lungs. He'll get meds to combat that for about a week and then we plan to take him back home.

We are also trying to get the word out that a ten page JUMP VBS sample packet is available for download. Soon the whole curriculum will be available for those wanting to challenge kids and parents with a VBS focused on missions around the world. You can download the packet at Also, check out the JUMP VBS page on facebook and you can "like" it! The JUMP VBS page is at I would love to see dozens of churches using this curriculum this summer and spreading out over the next few years.