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Potpourri of cool photos from recent days I just haven't shared here on the blog yet...


Savanna Rose with the famous missionary to Calcutta, Huldah Buntain.    Savanna met her at General Council on a day  when I was working otherwise, and wasn't there, and she talked with her.  Savvy talks of being a missionary someday so this was a special meeting for her.  When she came home, she brought me a copy of her book, signed with an inscription personally for me.  I thought she was joking when she (Savanna) gave it to me.  I've been in ministry for 22 years myself but never met Huldah Buntain!  The book is a treasured part of my collection now in my library.  By the way, I believe my daughter will go to the nations someday to bring the message of hope, further than her Momma has ever gone...


Our son Jordan at national fine arts a back in August.  He had a leading role in the human video which received a superior with invitation rating.


Jordan doing his drum solo at national fine arts this year.  He has placed in nationals for the past three years.  Last year he competed in Charlotte, North Carolina and this year in Orlando.


The whole group during their human video which was written by my son Dustin, and Casey Wrona.  Savanna was also in this human video.  All of the kids did an outstanding job.  Amazing doesn't even do it justice.


The kids doing their Goliath.  It was AMAZING.  Showstopper for sure.


Sitting at the dinnertable...someone's exhausted after a long day of competition.  (You did a great job, Savvy.)


Dustin...leader of this winning team...his Momma and Daddy think he's a winner 100% of the time.


My friend from Africa, Pastor Walter Nyangweso, with Maddie. He was shocked when meeting Maddie. He has been very surprised to see the relationship of people and their dogs in America. Quite different than Africa, where dogs are, as he described it..."just dogs." (In America we treat them like people, which he totally didn't understand...I tried to explain it...really, I did.)


Maddie takes a nap with her little bear...the kind of thing we Americans allow that blows our African friends away...LOL   My African friends wouldn't be laying on a bed like this themselves let alone letting their dogs do it.  


Totally wiped out and feeling a bit loopy after church one Sunday, we went to Vallartas with Eddie and Candy and Tom and Cathy and all of our kids.  (We're  quite the entourage when we all walk in with our kids and take up half the place!)  After church I'm so high -- excited by whatever God just did -- or I'm just plain wiped out that I do all kinds of silly things such as grab a hat off of the wall at Vallarta and put it on my head while I eat chips and salsa and sing along with the songs that are being played.  Candy snapped this with her cell, of course, as she cracked up at me like she always does. 


Savanna Rose with Raquel Suarez, missionary to Ireland.  As you can see she has a thing for missionaries!  This photo was taken at our annual missions convention a few months ago.


Savanna and Dustin.  He was sitting in Mike's back yard playing guitar when we were in Dayton, and Sav came over to talk to him.


Doing what he does best...so proud of him.


The kids playing at Cobb Theatres one night.  The theatre did special nights in prep for the release of "Fame."  And of course they asked the "Supertalents" in the area to come and play!  :)

 
John Mayer, look out!


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