Saturday, November 8, 2008

Our New Family

For the record, let me start by saying that David, John David and I feel that our families are completely irreplaceable! However, one of the joys of being a missionary with the IMB is that “aunt” and “uncle” are the titles you inherit when you are approved for service.  Our fellow missionaries are not replacements for our families,  just extensions.  For example, we have been so thankful for those with whom we have been sharing our quad.  The quads are set up with a large living room in the middle and four aparments attached to it, one off of each corner of the living room.   John David has fallen in love with our quad family.  Aunt Amy and Aunt Kelli are first-time aunts, and Uncle Truitt and Aunt Cindy…well, they do not have grandchildren yet; it as if they are first-time grandparents.  Within our quad, John David has inherited 2 new cousins, Tyler (age 10) and Evie (7), whom he adores!  Praise the Lord for this familial extention!

“So Jesus answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time – houses and brohers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecustions – and in the age to come, eternal life.’”  Mark 10:29-30

Uncle Truitt, John David and Aunt Cindy 

1 comment:

Steve and Rita Schwarz said...

Hi David, it sounds and looks like you are all doing well in Richmond. I have been trying to reach you but the cell phone number I have may not be valid anymore. Your voice comes on but after leaving over 10 messages, I'm guessing that you are not getting them. Please let me know how to get in touch with you guys. I would love to catch up before you head to Zambia. We are progressing in the application process but still not certain yet. You can call (864-576-8774) or email ( Please send us a phone number and I will give you a ring. Take care and know that your family is in our prayers.
Steve and Rita