We finished our 1st semester (of 2 semesters) at the Mission Training Center in Missouri the end of May. We have one more school semester and then we are being sent to AZ for 6-9 months of more training before we are sent to the field where we are needed!! We are so excited that our goal to get overseas to help the missionaries who are reaching the lost is getting closer!!! Pray for us as we work our way through the process of paperwork, school work and training. The Lord is definitely bending, stretching and molding us during this time.
Jon's modes of transportation:
|Working for Air Care|
|Flying to get to family events|
|Giving Flight Instruction|
Jon flew up to his parent's farm to get started with aerial spraying right away. I drove to St. Louis, MO on my way home from school and picked up my brother Matt, 17, at the airport. We hired my Matt to help with the aerial spray business. Jon's Dad and brother usually help out, but this year they are busy with work on their farm and were not able to lend a hand. So Matt came to the rescue!! He graduated high school, hopped on a plane to join us for the Summer and gets back in time to go to college.He is a Godsend!
Jaeden just turned 6 this Summer. Within a week of his birthday he lost his first tooth. (He lost another one last year after he had a run in with the back end of our jeep in the driveway! But a dentist pulled that one, so technically it doesn't count!) Jaeden LOVES Legos, Star Wars and helping his little brothers. He is my soft-hearted boy who makes sure to give his Mom little gifts and flowers. :)
Levi just turned 4 this Summer. He is FULL of energy and noise. He is on the go, busy and is very easily known as our trouble maker. Whether he intends it or not, he manages to bother his brothers. Both Jaeden and Jace love Levi but sometimes they are just not sure what to do with his "enthusiasm!" ;) Levi is my little hugger. Always needs a hug from his Mom. ;)
Praising God for His safety so far this Summer. Jaeden, Jace and I were involved in a car accident last week after returning from MI from a family reunion. An old lady was at fault. She pulled in front of another car and me in a intersection as she turned left. Her car was totaled and the guy who hit me had pretty bad damage but our car came out of it with minor nicks. We were hit so hard we were spun 180 into oncoming traffic. What a scary feeling!! But thanking God no one was injured!
School starts August 20th back at the Mission Training Center in MO. The boys and I will be dropping Matt off at the airport August 14th and picking up my sister Rachael, 19. Rachael has come out to help us in the past with the kids. She will be our nanny/school teacher this school semester. Since I have to be at the classes with Jon we thought it would be great to have her along to help watch the kids for us. And the boys just LOVE Rachael!! :)
1. Continued safety with all of our travels
2. Safety and wisdom for Jon as he wrangles all of his work
3. For the Lord to bless the Moms group starting at our school.
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