Morgan and Wilson are still living in Jackson, Tennessee. Wilson just graduated with his BS in Nursing and starts a new job at Jackson General in January. He just finished his job at Starbucks so no more discounted coffee for us. Morgan is still working in enrollment at Union University and travels some which brings her our way at times. They are very active in their church and small group. They have proven this past year that anything is possible. We are incredibly proud of them.
Shelbi and Mark are still living in Rome, Georgia. Shelbi is a nurse educator and Mark is still running WinShape Camp for boys. (He actually is the operations guy, but believe me, organizations do not run smoothly without a good operations guy. Thus, he runs it.) They recently bought a new house, moved in during a snow storm and are enjoying all the joys and challenges of home ownership. They also are co-owners of a new escape room in Rome set to open Dec. 28. It is called Colosseum Escape Rooms and if you find yourself near Rome, go see if you can escape. And, oh yeah, they are expecting their first child! He is in the picture above and is expected to make his appearance in late April. We are a little excited about this as you might expect. :-)
Sondra is involved in the financial office at a local church and enjoys working there. The church is going through a financial systems change this year and it has been fairly daunting but she has excelled as you might imagine. She does a great job of caring for her mom in so many ways. After 32 plus years of marriage, I continue to be amazed that God graced me with her.
Joyce, Sondra's mom, is doing pretty well and still lives just a few miles from us. She "never wants to be a bother" and rarely ever is ;-).
Charles, Paul's dad, is doing well and stays pretty active at church and following the Royals. Still working on getting him to wear a hat when it is cold outside. ;-)
Early this year, God led Paul back into local church ministry full-time. He is enjoying the rhythm of being in the local church again. He still loves being outside and completed another Ironman in October.
Paul and Sondra went on mission in July serving people in Guatemala. They also enjoyed a few days of rest and relaxation with Sondra's aunt and uncle and cousins. They took Joyce along and she enjoyed being with her sister while we joined the mission team a few miles away.
We are grateful for God's goodness and we are thankful for each of you. May God bless you and your families and may you find the joy and peace of Christ to be all you need now and in the coming new year.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!