|Moving to Plano (Dallas), Texas - 6/28/2002|
|I know what you must be thinking, "These guys' sure get around." Here's
the story. Six months into my new job with Kinko's the world was
shocked by the events that took place on September 11, 2001. The
on the United States pushed many companies over the top and like
of those companies, Kinko's went through a major downsizing. I
was given a notice of layoff just a few weeks later which certainly
was not good news.
Fortunately for our family, Kinko's decided to rehire me just one
week before my official layoff date. Early in 2002, there was rumblings
would relocate their corporate offices to Dallas, Texas and as
you could guess it, I was asked to relocate to Texas. I must admit
we were getting pretty
good at this moving thing by now and I started to refer to our
family as the "Nomadic" family. We personally own more plastic
moving tubs than should be allowed. Anyway the blessing through
this whole thing was
that Kinko's would pay our moving expenses and in addition they
would also pay for the closing cost on a home if we chose to buy
one. Well, this certainly
is not the type of opportunity to presents itself everyday so after
getting the OK from the Lord on the whole thing we made the move
and purchased our
first home in Plano Texas which is just north of Dallas.
|Moving to Ventura, California - 3/1/2001|
|In March of 2001 I accepted a job with Kinko's corporate offices in Ventura California. As most of you know, we had been working with YWAM for the past year and a half. I completed my school of writing with YWAM and then went on to helping YWAM Woodcrest build two buildings. The first was our initial offices and the second was a much larger multipurpose building that included more office space, Women and Men dorms, two large meeting/class rooms and a nice reception area. After the buildings were complete I had the opportunity to design and install the computer network, the video network and the phone system and wiring. This was a huge job and would not have been possible without the help of Jeff Rogers who now maintains the system. During the end of 2000, Cindy and sensed that our time with YWAM Woodcrest may be coming to an end and we started to pray the God would lead us to His next assignment. Early in 2001, I got a call from a good friend who asked if I would be interested in the Quality Assurance engineering position with Kinko's corporate offices. I went on an interview in January and accepted the offer in early February.
|Moving - 5/1/00|
will be moving into this house as of May, 2000. We sure are going
to miss our previous neighbors. The move was necessary to get us
much closer to
the YWAM base. Instead of an hour drive each way, our new location
is about 10 minutes each way. This house is located in Lindale
Texas. A small town
with about 3000 people. It has one main crossroad and one supermarket.
This will be the smallest town we have ever lived in. This old
house dates back
to the 1920. It was first owned by a school teacher and then the
current owners bought it and lived there for 15 years. Cindy is
excited about the
move since it will allow us to be closer to some of our new friends.
Also one of her scrapbooking buddies lives around the corner. It
will also be
nice to see our stuff that has been in storage for the last year.
The big move in date
is May 1, 2000.
|Hannah's Eye update - 4/9/00|
Many of you have been asking about Hannah's eye situation. Since
her last surgery, we have noticed quite an improvement with
the cross eyed problem. That was over a year ago and we have
been blessed to find a new
eye doctor here in Texas who works specifically with kids.
Dr. Hunter has had us cycle patch both Hannah's eyes to try
to get the weaker eye (her
right) to start working as much as the left. He has also wanted
to do corrective surgery on her eyes for the last few months.
This would help straighten
her eyes out even more. We know that many of you have been
praying for Hannah and particularly regarding her eye problems.
We are very grateful
and would ask you to keep her in prayer regarding this. She
is now scheduled for surgery on May 5th. We are currently waiting
to hear if the insurance
company will cover this surgery. We will keep you posted.