Dear friends and family,

We hope all of you have had a nice celebration of Jesus’ birth this Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year of 2016!


Life has been ‘fast and furious’ with lots of travel to Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, and various parts of Texas and Louisiana for visits with family, speaking engagements with various churches, and Bret’s basketball games. We are so thankful for the 2008 Honda Civic that an organization named Macedonian Call Foundation has provided for us while we’re in the States.

We were able to spend both Thanksgiving and Christmas with Trey’s family in Oklahoma and had a special treat of having Bret and his fiancee, Dana, with us for Christmas. We missed seeing Ryan and Summer, but are thankful they are having a great second year in China.

It has been so encouraging to spend time with many churches over the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering season and we are grateful to the many Southern Baptist Churches who give so generously so we can fulfill God’s call on our lives to live and minister in Central Europe.

Pray for IMB colleagues as there will be many changes with the new IMB leadership in 2016. Also, ask for God’s wisdom and timing as IMB leadership makes changes and introduces them to IMB personnel.

Thank you for praying for our family and ask that you remember these specific things:

Remember George (Trey’s Dad) as he continues his battle with cancer. He has finished his third round of chemotherapy and will have one more before they decide whether to have George undergo two more rounds of chemotherapy. Pray that he continues to tolerate the chemotherapy and that it would be effective.

Pray for Bret and Dana as they prepare for marriage and as they pursue what God has for them after Bret graduates from ETBU on May 7, 2016.

Continue to pray for wisdom for Ryan and Summer as they seek what God would have them do once their contract ends in China in July.