Friday, December 1, 2017


Nathan is in 9th grade and is our first high schooler! He is officially permitted driver, so watch out local drivers—LOL! He has plans to get a job in order to acquire a car in the near future.  Nathan is all about basketball, basically year-round.  This year he also played baseball, is in choir, and enjoys youth group.    

Abby is in 7th grade and has really grown up this year. She keeps on top of her academics while pursuing a social life (of course) and multiple activities: basketball, cross-country, and theatre.  She is helpful and a joy to be around.  She plans to go as a student on a Royal Servants Mission trip next summer—2018.

Joshua is in 4th grade and is really enjoying Boy Scouts. He likes having Daddy help coach his basketball team. He loves the outdoors, animals, camping and secret hideouts. When all of these things come together over a weekend, he is in heaven! We appreciate his sense of humor, kindness and independent spirit.  

Rachel is in 1st grade and loves learning to read. She is oh-so-excited to finally be old enough to be on a basketball team like all of her siblings!  She looks forward to Awana, swimming lessons, soccer, or any activity.  A highlight for her this year was snuggling with the baby orphans this summer in Uganda.


This past summer Matt lead a Royal Servants trip to Uganda. He loved it and can’t wait to go back and serve there in 2018!
Matt completed his first Adventure Triathlon this past May in Grantsburg, WI — 29 miles (19m bike, 2m kayak & 8m run).
Matt enjoyed a late summer trip to northern Wisconsin, exploring lost waterfalls by foot and the Namekagen River by kayak.
The highlight this year for Jenni was fulfilling an unspoken dream of serving as a family in Africa this past summer.
Jenni loved Uganda and left part of her heart with the many orphans we served. She remains connected to the ministries there.
In Jenni’s free time, she reviews the family calendar, trying to develop a strategic plan to get many kids to many places J

May the God of hope fill you all with joy and peace. Merry Christmas!