Meet the newest grandson, Fischer Oren Gould who was born on Oct. 18, at 5:58 am. He weighed a healthy 8lbs. 9oz. and was 20.75 inches in length. His parents are Michelle and Josiah who live in Olathe, KS. His big brother is anxious to show him how to play with cars and trucks and other things he enjoys doing.
We as the happy grandparents are so thankful that we were able to take a short vacation to meet Fischer and visit family. They took a risk and welcomed us into their home after traveling internationally. Michelle said she was not worried too much because she sees all the precautions we take when we go out. I might look like a ninja as the only thing exposed are my hands. There are many pictures to enjoy of our short vacation.
We were glad that we got to spend some time with Krista and Angel who will be having our 3rd grandson in January. Michelle and I held a family baby shower for her and the ladies of the family had a great time of sharing memories and just "talking".
There have been some changes in protocol since our last update. The State of Emergency for the country has been lifted. That means some of the curfews have been changed, we still have certain days we are allowed to drive. The protocols upon entering a large store are, masked, having our temperature taken, stepping in a solution, option of being sprayed down, front and back and sanitizing of hands are still in place. You can imagine our surprise when we entered the stores in the States, so much freedom!
Our Convention Center at the seminary opened up for small groups and just a few of the part time employees returned. They need to make up time from when they we not working in the previous months , but still getting paid.
Jon and I are fortunate to work from home and that involved doing some of the yard work of the beautiful gardens we have before the gardener came back. Mostly we do computer work and Jon has many meetings via zoom. Many are probably wondering about our main ministry of hosting Work and Witness Teams. We are still on hold for now, as it is super risky at the time. There are phases that the Global Work and Witness office is setting up and we will follow those.
We want to thank you for your prayers and support as the days really seem to be flying by! Yep, this year is almost over, but not to say that the virus will be over. But we have learned a lot and count it an honor to work for the Lord and thank him for keeping us and our loved ones safe.
May God be with you and your families during this special Christmas season, remember to mask up and be careful. Our love to all!
Photo credit: Becca Blackburn Photography
photo credits: Attic Rose Photography