If you live west of the Mississippi, there is a good chance we will be in your area sometime this summer. It has been four years since we were able to get out to California to update our home churches there, so for seven weeks we will be traveling and visiting supporters, family and friends. If you have not heard from us, we may not have your current phone or email address. We would love to hear from you, too; and will try to visit if possible. Here is our itinerary so far:
June 15 – Little Rock area
June 20-25 – Southern California
[Speaking at Temple Baptist Church (in Perris), June 22 and 25, (951) 657-3416]
June 26-July 9 – Northern California
[Speaking at Elmira Baptist Church (Vacaville area), June 29, (707) 447-8989]
[Other speaking dates to be decided]
July 10-15 – The Northwest
[Available to speak in Oregon/Idaho area July 13]
July 16-20 – Colorado
[Speaking at Majestic Baptist Church (in Pueblo West), July 20, (719) 647-9200]
36 students graduated from the Bible college here in Jackson, MI, this spring. It is always encouraging to hear their testimonies of how God has “grown them up” through the study and application of His Word. Based on past statistics, 1/3 will end up serving with New Tribes Mission overseas. Others serve with other mission boards, in “closed” countries, or return to serve in their home churches.
Two such graduates were Mike and Jessica. They got married after graduation and stayed on as interns. The extra time here allowed them to get established as a couple and begin the citizenship process for Jessica (a Canadian). Mike served with Ken in foodservice at the Bible school, and Andrea was incredibly blessed to have Jessica as a co-worker in the Childcare department. We will miss them as they continue on to Missionary Training Center in the fall.
As for our family, our youngest just turned five and will be starting kindergarten in the fall. Homeschooling our 12-yr.-old has been a good year overall, but a bit overwhelming for me (Andrea); also since my experience is primarily with younger children we have decided he will be better off returning to a classroom setting in the fall.
Thanks for your prayers. We are so privileged to get to work with so many young people and young families that are serious about wanting to be part of what God is doing in the world. As an MK (“missionary kid”) himself, Ken has a special place in his heart for the students who have grown up overseas.