Hello, everyone! If you haven’t figured it out already, we are Stateside now for the next several months. These last few weeks have been so busy trying to “get our feet on the ground” and help Aaron set some things set up. We are still in the midst of summer job hunting for him and fall college paperwork.
Ron’s already shared at a men’s Saturday morning breakfast and at one of our sending churches here in Albany, OR on a Sunday morning. Esther’s spoke at a Tuesday evening women’s ministry meeting. God has been so good to provide these opportunities to tell about the work in Ecuador, and we look forward to sharing some more.
We’ve also had some fun family times already. First there was Mother’s Day. Esther was having a real hard time remembering when she last spent Mother’s Day with her mom. It’s been a L – O – N – G time!
Esther’s three siblings live in the Albany area, so we have been having fun spending time with them and their spouses and nieces and nephews!
Nothing like the Oregon countryside in May!
We got to the races one night to watch Esther’s nephew Tom and his high school car club race around the track.
Esther’s niece Leah had a high school choir concert we were privileged to attend.
Esther’s sister Suzanne’s oldest son Tom will be graduating this year as well as her brother Pete’s youngest daughter Leah. Our calendar is full of baccalaureates, grad parties and graduations now for the next 10 days. It’s a treat to be able to share these special times with family! Aaron and Tom will be having a combined graduation party on Sunday 3 June in the afternoon. If you are interested in attending and seeing Aaron, Ron and Esther, please let us know. We would love to visit with you. The party will be held in Jefferson, OR.
We are going to add some of our schedule here. If we will be in your area, or close to your area, let us know and we will see if we can work out a visit.
June 9th – Des Moines, WA at Des Moines Bible Chapel, Northwest Missionary Prayer Focus
June 30th – Portland, OR at Eastgate Bible Chapel, Global Challenge
July 1st – Salem, OR
July 8th – Ritzville, WA
July 11th – Champaign, IL
July 12th – 18th – Bailey, MI
July 18th – 19th – Akron, OH
July 20th – 21st – Harrisburg, PA area
July 23rd and 28th – 29th – Pensacola, FL area
July 24th – 27th – Williamstown, KY
July 30th – Aug. 5th – Dallas, TX
Aug. 6th – Abilene, TX
Aug. 6th- 7th – Las Cruces, NM
Aug. 8th-9th – Utah
Aug. 11th – Albany, OR
Sept. 12th – Return to Ecuador
These are only approximate dates and places and subject to change. 🙂