Late spring 2023

Well, what can we say? This year is half gone. Trials have been mainly those of physical problems and movements in relation to those ailments. But, through it all, we are learning even more to trust our Good (only) Shepherd of Love. Those words are words from some of our favorite songs.

January 2023

Homeward Bound! The tidings went all over among the residents of the Rehab center. Some said, “You’re lucky, Corinne!” Others said, “What a blessing for you,” and “Congratulations, you’ll be home with family.” Yes, home because Judy and Jim and Heather have prepared for us a place. Family because there will be 6 of us.Continue reading January 2023

December 2022

HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEKEND! We do hope and pray that you all are having a joyful, blessed weekend of giving of thanks to our Heavenly Father, the giver of all things. As we celebrate God’s faithfulness, may everything we do contribute to our desire to “grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord JesusContinue reading December 2022

Fall 2022

To our Friends, Family and Supporters, I want to get his update out today with news of our latest happenings. We have survived the outer ring of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ian fairly well. It came north, slowly but surely up the West Coast, headed for Tampa area. But later it changed course and after inflicting tremendousContinue reading Fall 2022

July 2022

Dear Friends and Family, Well, after working for a couple hours on this letter in the other room, I came over and found Corinne napping in an upright chair and she was leaning to one side. I tried to awaken her, but she was unresponsive. After 15 minutes, I finally got her awake and helpedContinue reading July 2022

August 2021

In July, Corinne fell and hurt her hip. She was rushed to the ER, had surgery, recovered for a while in the hospital, and then was able to go home to the Ethnos360 Homes with her husband, Tom. Here’s how she is doing in her own words, followed by Tom’s words. Dear Friends and Family,Continue reading August 2021

Summer 2021

Dear Friends and Family, Well, we have moved! Yes, we’ve moved, but only a couple hundred yards from the duplex apartment we occupied for 9 years. We are still on the “campus” of our lovely retirement facility, The Homes of Ethnos360. Let me explain.

January 2020

Dear Friends and Family, Often we look at the calendar and say to each other, “Where has the month gone?” Or even more astounded, we are saying, “How has the year 2019 passed so quickly?” We started a Christmas letter, but failed at that, so here is a message of love to you all, withContinue reading January 2020

February 2019

Hi Everyone, I appreciate so much the prayers of God’s people, my friends and family. I am home now, and I have been trying to get my computer set up and get settled so that I can write a little update for you all. I was discharged yesterday.

September 2018

Greetings to all. I, Corinne, am writing this time, but it is a joint effort, as usual. So, what have we been doing recently? Well, Tom continues to work on Old Testament portions in the Hamtai language, and Hamtai co-translator, Jim Jora edits the text, to check for accuracy, correct spellings, and smoothness in hisContinue reading September 2018

December 2017

Dear Friends and Family,

In our June newsletter we told of our trip to Kentucky to attend our granddaughter Katie’s wedding and about our concern over the warning light on our car during the whole trip. On arriving home we had the car worked on. Now it is leaking oil in a couple places. The mechanic worked on one leak, but the other requires a lot of work to get to. We really do not want to put that much money into it right now. Our next door neighbor just traded in their old car that had been her parents’ car. Since our car is 20 years old, we wonder if that is what we should do. However, we like the car. The engine still seems to be good, and it rides well and still looks new.

September 13, 2017

Dear Family and Friends,

God is good. We were spared the worst of Irma, and we are praying for the folks down south where the Category 4 hurricane hit, mainly the Keys and then the Governor’s home town of Naples, on the southern mainland coast. People on the Florida east coast had been prepared for the worst, but she decided to go up the west coast. Tampa and St Pete were expecting major chaos, but instead of going westward as predicted, she went straight up the peninsula to towns between here and Tampa. So we in Orlando area really got it from what was now a category 1, at 80+ mph with gusts over 100.

September 2017

Good Morning, Family and Friends,

Reporting from NTM Homes, Sanford, FL. Irma has landed. The category 4 hurricane is bringing winds of sustained 130 mph and they have hit the Florida Keys. As it hits the mainland later on, it will still be a Cat 4. It will make a bee line along the west coast to Tampa/St. Pete. Praise the Lord, the eye of the storm seems to be off shore, but the winds will reach out for miles, and of course that includes us in Central Florida and even counties on the east coast. Already they have rain and wind and warnings of tornadoes there.

June 2017

Dear Family, Friends and Faithful Supporters, 

We think of you all more often than we write and wonder how life is going for you these days. Some of you probably have some physical complaints as we all seem to have as we age. Still there are better things to talk about, but we do wonder how best to pray for each other. We all have concerns for different ones in our families, especially as the Lord’s coming could be soon. That coming surely can’t be very long now. It does inspire hope during these days of dire warnings—the collapse of the dollar, the government wanting to confiscate our retirement funds, also seeming progress toward the evil “one world order.”

January 2017

Dear Friends and Family,

New Year’s greetings to you all; the Year of our Lord 2017. I returned from Papua New Guinea just before Christmas, so we missed getting out a Christmas letter. We do hope you had a blessed Christmas with family, lifting up the Name of the Reason for the Season. I’m glad to hear so many more people these days saying the full name, CHRISTmas. No matter what else they might call it, it all comes back to HIM as the purpose for and the object of the celebration.

Fall 2016

Dear Family, Friends, and Faithful Supporters,

We think of you often but have been waiting on more definite news before writing a news letter. Corinne’s hip replacement is doing fine. She is able to cope fairly well, so I have peace about pressing ahead with plans for my trip to Papua New Guinea.

July 2016

Dear Family and Friends,

Now that we have Email and internet connection back we have no excuse for not writing and bringing you up to date on our doings and happenings.

On Saturday the 18th at 4 PM we had a monstrous storm and the lightning was getting closer and closer to us. I, Tom, was in a hurry to leave the house for quartet practice and managed to unplug our computers and that was all. While I was gone a tremendous crack and bang occurred, and Corinne said it sounded like it hit in our attic, it was so close. Well, it did affect our house and many other houses in the neighborhood. Our TV was put out and had to be repaired, telephone was cooked, must replace it. The modem that controls the phone and internet also burnt out and that is under order. All the keys in the key of “F” on the organ were knocked out. I discovered that the lightning had hit the top of a pine tree behind our house, took a narrow strip of bark off, all the way to the ground. The tree is OK, but sadly, our pawpaw (papaya) tree, heavily laden with developing fruit, broke in half and fell to the ground – so there went some future papaya for us and our neighbors. Well, Tom Bittner, one of our maintenance men here, used his Sunday afternoon to help all of us in any way he could. Thank you, Tom.