Friday, July 31, 2009

Steve's 49th Birthday

Steve celebrated his birthday while we were at camp in Michigan. We joined Tim and Becky Keep and family as they celebrated Carrie's birthday. Here's a picture of the birthday buddies.

Valerie Keep, Joe Hough, Maria and Kent Stetler also enjoyed the party.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Great Lakes Bible Methodist Camp

The tabernacle in Vestaburg, Michigan.

The congregation on Missions' Sunday.

The scene after the call to consecration.

Mission Director, John Parker.

Friends: Esther Hough, Alyssa Coxon, Sarah and Joe Hough, Maria and Kent Stetler.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Our 26th Anniversary

It's hard to believe and I can't imagine that we're that old...but we're celebrating our 26th Anniversary. It's been great!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Alabama Camp - Part 3

While at camp we celebrated Darrell's Birthday.

Kent, Jameson and Jennifer Plank, Paul and Kenny Stetler.

Gracie, Darrell III, and Heath.

Darrell II, Dan and Julia playing guitars.

Kent, Lizzie, Regina, me, Mom, Jim Plank, Sherilyn and Andy Stroud and Luke Brinkman.

Darrell I, Dad and Darrell II solving the problems of the world or at least the CHM. :o)

Singing "The day the squirrel went berserk..." :D

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Alabama Camp - Part 2

While we were at camp, we received 3 banners which we plan to use in our missions' services as we travel this fall. Special thanks goes to Darrell Lee Stetler II for designing these banners.

Here's a shot of the congregation. Kent and Maria are in the front part of this picture with cousin, Kenny, the 3 oldest Keep kids, and some other friends.

The tabernacle.

We always look forward to seeing our friends, the Williams family. They surprised us this year with a brand-new baby girl!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Alabama Camp - Part 1

We so enjoyed being at the Bible Methodist Camp in Pell City, Alabama. Below is a picture of this year's evangelists and families. James, Marie, Jameson and Jennifer Plank; Darrell, Lizzie, Gracie, Darrell Lee and Heath Stetler; Nathan and Martha Weaver; Steve, Beth, Maria and Kent Stetler; Leonard and Janet Sankey; Rev. and Mrs. Barry Arnold.

Steve was the youth evangelist and was in charge of afternoon activities such as volleyball...

... and the morning youth services. In the front row are Kent, Valerie Keep, and Maria.

The GBS group singing in the morning service: Nathan Gumbiner, Amanda Williams, Lucas Ryder, Hannah Emery and Jessica Cravens at the keyboard.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


While we are back in the USA, we are enjoying being with my parents, Leonard and Janet Sankey. They have opened their home to us and we get to eat Mom's good cooking! :o) Occasionally we are able to attend our "home" church, Faith Mission Church, in Bedford, Indiana. It is a beautiful church, attended by wonderful people.

Dad is retiring in August, after 30 years of pastoring FMC, so here's a picture of him leading one of his last few services. Mom's on the platform getting ready to lead the singing, and we're cheering them on from the back row. :o)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Heartland Bible Methodist Camp

It was a privilege for our family to represent Mexico Bible Methodist Missions at the Heartland Camp in Ohio. We had a great time with the wonderful people there.

Our family singing in the Missions Service. It looks like I'm a pirate with a wooden leg. ARRGH. :o)

Steve speaking in the Missions Service. Thanks to Daryl and Marilyn M. for the pictures.

Maria and Kent with their cousin's (Dan Stetler's kids): Julia, Paul, Elisa and Sarah.

Steve and I with Steve's brother, Dan, his wife, Joan, and their oldest daughter, Aimee Snider.

Loading up the jeep, something we'll do a lot of in the next few months.

Nate Davison, Julia, Paul, Maria and Elisa Stetler playing Scrabble in the dining hall.

Kent and Maria eating lunch with their friends before we left camp.

Amber waves of grain across the road from the camp.