Dear Team Members,

We are in a NEW YEAR, BUT our HOPE and REASON for living is not NEW. Our HOPE is EVER PRESENT because JESUS IS EVER PRESENT!!!!! HE has promised to “Never Leave us or forsake us.” Hebrews 13:5 And “Low I am with you ALWAYS.” Matthew 28:20.

We are THANKFUL for our STAFF, who work so tirelessly for everyone here!! We are THANKFUL for our WINTER SNOW BIRDS who have arrived and LOCAL VOLUNTEERS who all give of themselves because of their love for the Lord. They would all appreciate your PRAYERS for safely in all they are involved in.

It says in Luke 10: “Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; pray ye, therefore the Lod of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.” PLEASE PRAY for hearts to respond that that calling!!!

We are THANKFUL that before Christmas, our son Ray organized a ZOOM time with our son Ben and his family in Australia, our daughter Esther and her family in Georgia, Ray’s family in Kansas, and us here in Florida!! What a JOY it was to all view and talk together and see faces!!!! It was the first time in many years soooo our hearts were filled with JOY!!!!!

We are THANKFUL that our daughter Esther and her family were able to be here to visit from December 26th until January 1st!!! We had not seen them for almost two years. AWESOME MEMORIES!!!!

We are THANKFUL that Cherrie’s last bladder surgery has really helped her. In December she had follow up appointments with her oncologist, Heart Specialist, and local GP and all is going REALLY GOOD!!

We appreciate your PRAYERS for Charlie’s left knee which has been painful!!!!

We appreciate PRAYERS for our Grandson Ashton, who is joining the Australian Military on January 12th!!!

We appreciate PRAYERS that the door will open for us to make the trip to Australia that has been postponed. It has been over 7 years since we have seen our son Ben and his family. American Airline is not flying there yet, and our tickets cannot be changed to another airline!!!

We appreciate PRAYERS for our country and leaders as we enter 2021!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No matter where He has planted each of us – here in the USA or overseas, we are all missionaries!!! May 2021 find us all FAITHFUL to our SAVIOR each step of the way :o)


Charlie & Cherrie

PS: I love writing letters, but with our computer problems, internet problems, email system problems, and sitting at my computer, my back is acting up more! Until the problems are sorted out, I know you will understand when our letters are further apart!!! You have a SPECIAL place in our hearts, even if our letters are further apart!!