Archive for March, 2011

April Missions conference

March 28, 2011

We are flying for a trip to our supporting church in PA. It is special time to re-connect with this church. My mother lives about 3 miles away too and I am so looking forward at this time too. She turns 90 years old in a few weeks.

This church and people have meant a good deal to Kent and I over the years. I started attending this church as a teen. I came without any family going there but because a friend from high school invited me. I have always been grateful that she did and her family often gave me a ride to church.

Because of the Bible teaching I received there, I went on to Bible college which is where I met Kent and we both wanted to be missionaries and so my life has never been the same.

This church is where we got married.

May 16, 1975

Also the people were there to support us when our son was born two months premature and spent a month in the nearby hospital. This is also where we lived and ministered when we had to come home from Brazil a bit broken and in need of some tender loving care. They gave it to us.

Our kids were able to attend the christian school and got a good grounding in God’s word as well as a good education.

We are so grateful for the church’s support, prayers and gifts but most of all their godly friendships over these many years.

They have stood behind us for 33 years in missions ministry. But really they have stood behind me since I was about 15. Thanks so much for all the encouragement and prayers! May God bless you all.

Love, Jan

Today is our daughter’s birthday

March 21, 2011

Yes, the first day of spring Kara was born into our family. She is our second and last child. she was born while we lived in South East Alaska and on a gorgeous spring day. What a blessing she has been to us as parents and also to our family in general. From the first day Josh has loved his little sister.

We moved to Brazil right after her 2nd birthday. She started Kindergarten there.

We all enjoyed living in Brazil.

We moved back to the United States when Kara was 6. She has always loved sitting on her dad’s lap.

Kara’s determined spirit showed up very early and we constantly asked God to direct us as parents. At age 10 she started reading through her Bible each year. That first year her dad made a plaque for her wall to encourage her. It did. She has read through the Bible many times already in her life.

Kara graduated from High School in 2000.

She went off to college and her brother brought home a special treat…Teresa who he married in 2004.

Kara graduated from college and went to Bolivia to teach. She came home in the midst of serious political instability. Our church in Kansas City prayed her home. Kent and I were moving to Denver and Kara moved in with us. That was where she met Nick.

And they were married in Sept 2006.

Nick and Kara on thier wedding day Sept 06

Josh and Teresa had our dear Silas in 2005 and we all enjoy seeing and being with him as much as possible. Here we had a wonderful family time at Kara’s house in Nov 2010.

Kara and Silas Nov 10

We love this picture of us. Nick took this when our family was together.

Kara, Mom and Dad Nov 10

Kara and her dad have always been close.

Kara and Kent in WA mts Aug 2006

And I am so grateful that she and I are close even while far away in geographic distance.

Kara and Mom Oct 09

Kara you have been such a blessing in our lives and in the life of our family. We know that now you are blessing many other people in your work and life and ministries. We praise God for you every day. Happy birthday!

Lots of Love,

Mom

A wonderful visit with family

March 6, 2011

We had a wonderful 6 days with our son Josh, daughter-in-law Teresa and five year old grandson Silas. They are from Ann Arbor, Michigan and we had encouraged them to come and find the sun. We had wonderful warm weather for them and we had a great time together.

Josh, Teresa and Silas March 2011

We have a pool and hot tub at the place where we are currently parked. So every day we took Silas to the pool. Josh and Teresa got to enjoy it too.

Grandma and Silas in the pool

Grandpa in the pool with Silas

We went to a fun Train park and even had a ride on a smaller train. Silas liked that a lot. This park was really nice as it was free and had so much to do in it.

At the Train park

We had to get a picture in front of a Saguaro cactus. One day Silas practiced his counting by counting over 110 of these cacti on our drive. He learned that one is called a cactus but two are called cacti. Fun!

In front of a large and old Saguaro Cactus

We have a friend that let us borrow the use of his golf cart. Silas loved that as grandpa let him drive it some.

Driving a golf cart

Also we went to visit a special uncle of Kent’s that lives in Prescott, Arizona. Silas learned to love these dear family members and was even sorry to leave.

Visiting Uncel Mel and Chris

We sure were so glad they came for a visit and hopefully have sent them home with a little bit of sun on their skins but also in their souls…for they have certainly given us sunshine.

Here is Grandpa and Silas having fun.

Grandpa and Silas pose in cowboy hats

We are so grateful for their visit. Thanks Josh, Teresa and Silas!!! Come again anytime.

Love,
Jan for the Roaming Reimers