Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Great Grandma

On Saturday November 24 Anna Malone, Jeff's Grandma, passed away. She has been battling severe dementia for the last few years and apparently had a stroke a week before she passed away. She was 93 years old. We were thankful to have been in Denver during the last week of her life and for the chance to see her and to be with family. She was a remarkable lady and we will all miss Grandma and Great Grandma.

Teaching in the DR

In late October/early November I (Jeff) traveled to the Dominican Republic for a couple of reasons. One was to serve as a last-minute substitute professor for a class as part of a study abroad program! I taught a course on transformational development and holistic ministry. There are 21 students in the DR as part of a program in which Students International partners with Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. As part of this program the students study Spanish, take courses on Dominican culture, and work at an SI ministry site. The course I taught is designed to help students understand the “how” and the “why” behind the ministry they (and SI) are involved in. I had a great time preparing for the course and interacting with the students during the class time and at other informal times during my visit. Here are some photos of me in action.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Fall Festivities

Autumn is a fun time of year with harvest, pumpkins, costumes and carnivals. The kids and I helped at our school pumpkin patch this year--Olivia even got her face painted and her hair sprayed pink!

Then we had a Halloween party at Mimi's Munchkins (the daycare where Olivia and Sawyer go).

On the day of Halloween, I took the kids trick-or-treating for a little while with some friends (Jeff was in the DR--watch for that post shortly). Note the cute Raggedy Ann and Andy costumes, courtesy of Grandma Doot-doot.

Wishing you a Happy Fall!