Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy 38th Wedding Anniversary!

United in marriage Dec. 16, 1972

Growing up so far apart and in such different environments it could only be by Divine appointment that Rich and Kathy ever met!

All dressed up for the Prom
(spent one year in Florida)

While Richard was growing up in Central Pennsylvania, Kathy was growing up across the ocean in the middle of Africa in, Kayembe and Wamaza in Belgian Congo then called Zaire and now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kathy at home in Kayembe

But God....had a special ministry for these two and caused their lives to intersect in Grand Rapids, Michigan. And, of course, there is so much more to their story. Hopefully, one day it will all be written down.

For now, we all want to say a big Happy Anniversary! We wish we could be there with you to sit down with a good cup of coffee and reminisce, but there is so much to do, both there and here. So, we will wait until we all join hands and raise them together, crying out with the angels, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain before the foundations of the world.

With all our love and prayers,
Barb, Smitty and the BESI Board