and then, we had the privilege of sharing at their home church in Buffalo, Amherst Church of the Nazarene. It had become a special place for us too, as we spent several months there while Sylvia recovered from her cancer surgery in 2011.
|Sylvia and Dora wore their special island dresses when we spoke at their church.|
Since Sylvia's parents' farm in Michigan was our homebase,
we had several opportunities to visit with Wesley during our time in the States since he lives at the farm.
And, we made it up to Oscoda near Lake Huron for a few days to visit Jeffrey where he repairs giant jets.
But, the only time we were all together in the same place was the weekend of Jeffrey and Kristen’s wedding. It was a delight to have many of our extended family members join us there in Canton, Michigan, including David’s father who is now 92 years old! It was a joy for David to be able to lead the wedding ceremony – a very beautiful, god-honoring service of celebration and commitment.
|Both the Potter and Heasley sides of the family were at the wedding,|
and our PNG family was represented by Rev. Peter Kui.
Wesley has been working at Gentex in Holland, MI, for about 2 years now and has started back to college to get a second bachelor’s degree in engineering. He caught the garter at the wedding, so maybe another wedding will be coming up soon...
During our last week in the US, we made a trip down to Ohio to attend the ordination service of the North Central Ohio District. Sylvia was one of two women and five men who were ordained during that service. We thank the Lord for his guidance during the years of preparation, and continue to humbly look to him for strength and direction.
|Thankful for the friends and family who came to celebrate with Sylvia after her ordination|
and for their faithful prayer support throughout the process.