With our grandkids: Ezekiel, Hadley, Colin, Norah, WyattCynthia & I are still in Michigan and have had another great year rich in relationships and experiences.Cynthia and I have experienced two record-setting years while living in Michigan:most snow EVER and lowest temps EVER. God’s reminder of the glory that accompanies autumn is displayed on the wall at the Macy’s entrance at our Twelve Oaks Mall here. The four seasons are celebrated well in Michigan!Our beautiful daughter, Julie. Here she trains the next generation of precious angels…The Tamasy Ladies – JoLynn, Amy, Cynthia….and Barbara (AKA “Mimi”). Mimi completed her first 90 years this summer.Luke visited us in Detroit in April. Shinola was just shoe polish when I was a kid. Now it is expensive watches and bicycles… All part of the resurgence of Detroit.Beginning of the Tour de Brisket in Central Texas in May with our friends the Crabills… Waiting since 7am for Franklin Barbecue to open at 11. It was worth the wait. Talking shop with Aaron Franklin, arguably the king of brisket these days.I happened to run into Lucas Bongarrá in Chicago in June to watch Argentina and Messi play Panama. My friend Peter and I drove from Michigan. Lucas flew in from L.A. Juan Bongarrá also flew in for the game from Tampa.Four defenders on Messi… He came in at the 60th minute, took over the game, and scored a hat trick in 19 minutes. Could not have been better!Cynthia doing what she loves doing….Serving and hanging with her dear friendsWe are privileged to participate in Life Remodeled which is restoring inner city Detroit one high school and surrounding neighborhood at a time. Last summer it was Denby High School. Employees from Bosch (where I work) preparing to work in the Denby neighborhood last August.Simon, my transformed friend. Great things to come.Our long-time friend Javier in Buenos Aires loves the USA like I love Argentina.From this photo you might think we know pastor Rick Warren but we don’t. We just so happened to visit Saddleback Church in Buenos Aires which was planted by his well-known church in California of the same name… Great church.Visiting the Basilica of our Lady of Luján with our friends, Juan Pablo and Noemi in August Our long-time friend, Jorge, gets recognized by fans of his movies and TV shows while at brunch with us in Buenos Aires The family celebration of the 70th birthday of Juan Pablo Bongarrá (3rd from right) in Buenos Aires. It was a great privilege for us to be included.Celebrating our 39 years of wedded bliss with our dear friends Eliseo and Geraldine in Buenos Aires
We hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.
Isaiah 7:14: Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Isaiah 9:6: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.