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 Christmas 2003

This has been a year of change and transition. It is good to know that ďJesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.Ē (Hebrews 13:8)

Two members of the family went to school this September. David went back to teach 7th and 8th grade social studies at the Buffalo Public School just around the corner and took two classes at Canisius College. Anna started attending a Montessori program. She has loved the work and all of the friends at school. She has a very precise and intense nature and has fit into the Montessori environment fabulously. Anna is a good communicator and is very interested in art projects.

Davidís different career tact began with his starting the Educational Leadership program at Canisius. At the end of the summer (í04) he should have earned his NYS School Administration and Supervision certificate. Since David is taking six hours of class a week, he had no choice but to step down from leading the Mission 3:16 inner-city youth ministry. Unfortunately there was no capacity to continue the ministry and it has gone on hiatus.

Diana has continued an arm of the ministry by working with a group of teen mothers who meet every other week for a support group and bible exploration time. She has also transitioned from doing consulting to working part time with an agency that serves people with disabilities. She has been working on developing agency wide plans and strategies and will soon be doing some grant writing.

We are so sure that God has been directing many of these decisions, yet they have sometimes been difficult. We still feel that our household is called to be a part of Godís work in inner city Buffalo, it just seems like that work may take on a different character. This year we finally purchased an old (1890ís) house on the Westside of Buffalo. There are a lot of renovations to be done and property values are so low that we donít want to sink in too much money into the property. Slowly we are taking care of the major projects.

As Christmas passes and we head into the long winter, we are excited to see where God takes us this year.



 Anna's Year 3 Birthday Video


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 Our Annual Mission 3:16 Banquet Video


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 Our Trip to Myrtle Beach in April of 2003





 Pictures of Anna from 2003


Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

(Ephesians 5:1&2)


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