Family. This year for the first time in many years I find all of my brothers and sisters and our mother living in the same town. This is most unusual for our bunch. I've lived in South America and in Africa for 24 years. One brother lived in Corpus Christi, TX and one in Louisiana for many of those years. Mom and Dad lived in different states over those years, pastoring churches. But now - this Christmas, we were all together for things like caroling, church attendance, parties, gift exchanges and giving thanks for each other and how the Lord has directed our lives.
Our Fred Brannen family - Frances and I and our three girls and their children and their children's children all live in America. Actually we are most proud to have a daughter married to a pastor...and they are serving the Lord way up north in Watertown, NY. We were able to talk with them in the past few days via Skype. How wonderful to see the beautiful faces of our two grand-daughters who are still at home there. Our other two girls and their children were all able to be with us. I managed to be there for a Christmas play in which a son-in-law and a granddaughter participated. What a treat. Our children make us very proud as they serve the Lord.
Our church - We joined the Victory Drive Church of God here in Cleveland this year. We both enjoy the fellowship of all the members. I teach Sunday School part time and have filled in for the pastor when called on. Music is a special part of our church life and I've been privileged to sing with two wonderful families who are professionals. The Ray Branham Family and The Vaughan Cunningham Family are really talented musicians. We are blessed in this spiritual haven.
|One of our angels|
|Mom with a fruit basket|
|Our friend, Rob D. that we met in Kenya|
|Music at our church|
|Chirch Christmas Party|