Earlier this month I joined the Christiansen’s, Gomezes and Julie for a relaxing staff retreat in the beautiful countryside of MN. I’d never been there before and enjoyed my stay immensely! We had a grand celebration for Norm and Marlys’s 40th wedding anniversary, went hiking at national parks, boated down the St. Croix river that separates Wisconsin from Minnesota, toured the beautiful farmland by hayride, visited great people, studied the prayer of Jabez, and sat around envisioning and discussing our plans for this new ministry. This is going to be an exciting semester serving the Lord together! Please keep us in your prayers as we make the final preparations for the session to begin.