On Friday, April 5, Carey and I were at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, where Carey officially accepted and signed his four-year appointment to the academy. When he graduates in the spring of 2023, he will be commissioned as an officer in the U.S Coast Guard. He will be majoring in cyber systems, which deals with understanding and defending against cyber warfare. His dream since he was young has been to fly C-130’s , and he will pursue this goal in the Coast Guard. He will report to the academy on July 1 and, from that moment, will be active duty, full-time military. Cadets are not allowed to use their cell phones during “swab summer” (a 7-week basic training), so we will be communicating the old fashioned way of writing letters. We are so proud of Carey and rejoice over him. We will miss him, but know it is God’s call and God’s timing. Remember, Carey, “I’m with you to the end of the line.”
The spring has been a blessing with the meetings in churches. From time at our beloved Clearwater First Church of the Nazarene in Clearwater, FL, to wonderful times of fellowship and powerful services with congregations in Bedford, IN and Beardstown, IL, which were new places for us to be, but with old friends in each location. We have more keenly felt and sensed the spiritual battle this spring, facing it in severe ways at moments. Yet, in the midst of this, God’s faithfulness has been abundant and the power of the Word has been evident in these times, for which we are so grateful.
In summary, God plans to do more today, tomorrow, and in the weeks and months ahead than we can ever dream of accomplishing. We are in complete dependence upon Jesus to live through us the message that we preach. Your care and prayer mean more to us than we can express as we continue,
Running together in Christ,