TREK TO SEE FAMILY AND FRIENDS Sharon and I just returned from a road trip to visit family members, friends, and ministry partners. I also spoke at churches in Spokane Washington, Portland, Oregon, and Friday Harbor, Washington. We traveled earlier to Dallas, then Park Cities and Salt Lake Cities to see dear friends in those … More Pure Joy… Except for the Battery
YEAR-END JOY As we come to the end of another year, and enter the season of celebrating Christ’s birth, Sharon and I look back at a fruitful year…and a fruitful and grace-filled marriage together… with joy and praise. The year was filled with many ministry highlights in Uganda, Brazil, Europe, and here at home, as … More The payoff of 50+ years of marriage
The following was shared at a recent family gathering to celebrate Sharon’s mom, Thelma Mason: At the age of 96 our mom took the trip of a lifetime, as her days on earth came to an end. It’s a trip we are all going to take. Mom planned her trip in advance—but she didn’t take … More Sharon’s talk about Thelma’s empty suitcase
ER/ICU/MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND I returned home from Uruguay and Brazil and found that Sharon wasn’t well. She seemed a bit confused and was complaining about a headache and nausea. The next morning we went to see her physician and set up a series of doctor’s appointments tests. Part of this involved an MRI which took … More Update on Sharon’s ER/ICU experience
On October 29th, Linus and I were joined by family and friends to celebrate our first 50 years of marriage. What a grand evening it was, organized by our six children. We weren’t sure the invitation was sent to everyone we wished would join us, but we were so honored by those who came. We … More Sharon’s Dream Come True
Yes, it’s true, and we are excited. Linus Jr presented Danielle with an engagement ring this past Saturday evening and they have set a date of November 20th to be wed. Danni’s mom and dad, Cari and Pierre Coetzee, are long time friends of ours as Pierre helped us move into our house in Amsterdam … More Can you believe it: Linus Jr is engaged!