Highlights of 2009

We thank God for a good and growing year.  Some highlights of 2009 include, but certainly aren’t limited to:
  • Our relatively easily obtained one year work permit!
  • Helping our church launch EPIC – a week long mix between VBS and AWANA
  • Completion of the fire pit project at camp and the fellowship while working on it
  • Lydia’s 2nd place finish in her 1st Croatian archery tournament
  • Seeing God working in hearts and lives at camp
  • Becoming more involved at our church -Dan helping lead a boys’ group for 12-14 year-olds and Bonnie teaching Sunday School for 6-12 year-olds during the Bible Study time
  • A time to reconnect with Dan’s mom and step-dad on their trip to visit us this fall
  • Beginning a small home school co-op that Bonnie and the girls are involved in
  • Dan’s 40th birthday and those painful shingles – could there be a connection?! 
  • Ellie Beth joining a fencing club
  • On a sad note, Bonnie’s dad Gene is struggling with Lewy Body Dementia with Parkinson’s disease. Being so far away is hard.  
  • The completion of the carved verse sign in the dining room – thanks Terry!
  • Cooking and hanging out with Jane, Donna, Carrie and Nancy during MK camps
  • New co-workers, Juice and Beth Ortiz
  • Another hard thing, our team mates, the McCollum's, resigned from SEND and returned to Minnesota
  • Bonnie working on her Croatian and ping pong skills with Rahela
  • All of us being together at the EBS camp this summer
  • Catie, Zelphia and Aurora Peterson’s visit in February