Dear Team Members,

Greetings in our Savior’s precious Name from sunny Florida.  It is hard to believe we have been home four weeks already!  I keep looking back on our trip with MORE SPECIAL MEMORIES!  The day before we left our home town in Massachusetts, we were able to celebrate my older sister Bonnie’s 71st Birthday along with my younger sister Lynda and most of their family.  The years fly by and we cherish the times we have together.  Bonnie presented us with a set of six gift boxes of chocolates to enjoy on our journey back to Florida, so with our trunk packed, back seat packed to the ceiling, and six boxes of chocolates under my feet we headed out on our journey back to Florida!  Of course they were finished before we got back!


We were able to visit Charlie’s Mom before we got home which was SPECIAL also.  She is doing fairly well health-wise considering she will be 90 years old this coming December.  We look forward to seeing her again later this week.

Since returning back home, two of our dear retirees Laurel VanVliet, and Louise Denelsbeck have gone home to be with the Lord, survived by their husbands Dean VanVliet, and Lyle Denelsbeck.  Know Dean and Lyle would appreciate your prayers.  The hardest part of being part of our retiree’s lives is seeing their health fail, yet we rejoice knowing they are now with our Lord and Savior Who they loved and served so faithfully.

Blood work, doctor appointments, dental appointments, etc. seem to be the order of the day since we got back.  That is all part of retirement but thankfully it is hopefully only twice a year!  We are feeling more rested and becoming more involved again.

We would appreciate prayer for our son Ben and Stephanie and their family in Sydney, Australia.  Ben and some of his work mates are at present in Brisbane, Australia for 17 days working on a plane at the main airport there.  Not easy being away from family, so know they would appreciate your prayers.

At this writing we see areas of the States getting loads of snow! NONE here in Florida! Trust you are keeping warm and healthy – WE ARE!

Because of His GREAT Love,

Charlie & Cherrie