Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year, Friends!

A Great Year!

Laura and I decided it was time to send out our first-ever update letter, and what better time to do it than around Christmas when everyone is getting caught up with each other’s lives. We hope this finds all of you well—enjoying this time together with family and friends.

Even working multiple jobs, Laura and I have had a very good year, enjoying being married to each other and the company of friends and family. We are blessed to have some very close by. In this time of uncertainty for many, we have much to be thankful for.

Study/discussion time at Lake Superior on college trip

2009. I was asked to teach from Proverbs 3.

A Step of Faith

That being said, we are looking forward to some major changes. Laura and I met at Camp Forest Springs, a year-round Christian camp in northern Wisconsin. After sixteen years of off-and-on involvement with CFS, we have been offered a permanent position there. My position will involve using week-long wilderness trips to teach Biblical principles to kids, and leadership principles to college-age trip leaders.

This decision was not made lightly. Our future with this organization has been on our minds for years. It is a great honor to be asked to accept this position with a ministry that has been used to change so many lives, and has been so influential for us, our families, and so many of our friends.

Big Changes!

This is obviously a major change for us. We are grateful, excited and a bit nervous. It will be about a 1-year process to join staff, so we’ll keep you posted as things change for us. We look at this season in our lives with excitement and hope, and are refreshed by the stability and real rest that God gives us, even during times of uncertainty. We pray the same encouragement for you.

Much Love,

Dan and Laura