Graduation(s) and a Memorable Trip

gradLinda and I have had the joy of celebrating two graduations in the past two weeks.

First, on Saturday, April 27th, we rejoiced with the 70+ graduates who received certificates, diplomas, and degrees at Heritage College and Seminary.  What a joy to see so many men and women finish this important milestone in their lives.  Now they head out to serve the Lord in large and small communities.  One seminary couple is headed for a pastoral position in High Level, Alberta (700 km north of Edmonton)!

IMG_0665Last Wednesday, May 8th, we were in Toronto to celebrate with our oldest son and his wife (Ryan and Jenny) as Ryan received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (Knox College).  Ryan serves as a teaching fellow with the Princeton Christian Fellowship, mentoring and teaching Princeton university students.  Our other two children (Michael and Lindsey) were able to fly in for the big event.

In between the two graduation ceremonies, Linda and I made a quick trip to California.  We were able to reconnect with dear friends from the two churches we served in California.  We also had the chance to visit Biola University (where we met) and visit a ministry training school that prepares missionaries to serve unreached people groups.  We even spent two days at Mt. Hermon, a Christian Conference Center that I often call “my favourite place on the planet.”

We’re happy to be back home in Cambridge and thankful for God’s goodness over these busy weeks of travel and celebrations.




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