December 2007

Holiday Greetings to one and all!

Christmas is a season when we are reminded of those who have blessed our lives. This is our 25th annual Christmas newsletter. Once again we hope you will find a blessing for your life. May thoughts of favorite Christmas memories flood your mind and heart.

We have been teaching a young married Sunday School class for 4 years now. We led our 17th medical mission team to Guyana, South America, in June. While returning from that trip, we visited a charming Italian cafe in Tobago in the Caribbean and were inspired to book a flight to Italy. In late September we spent a few days in Ireland, followed by several glorious days in southern Italy in early October.

We have begun improving the landscaping around our house in some major ways. In March we purchased a beautiful Italian fountain for our patio. We plan to use some gorgeous hand-painted ceramic tiles that we shipped home from Italy’s Amalfi Coast to enhance our enlarged patio.

Michael seems to see more Family Practice patients at the clinic every month. He has served as church webmaster for 12 years and elder for 7. He enjoys working in our new yard and keeping the fountain flowing. Michael continues to collect genealogy records on all our living and dead relatives.

Jeannie is vice president on the Fort Smith School Board this year. She does parent involvement workshops for PTA. She teaches ladies' Bible classes at church and serves on the board of managers of Hope Chest, a clothing distribution warehouse owned by West-Ark church. Jeannie enjoys being a grandmother. Rhiannon Moses

Angelique earned her Master's Degree in Children's Ministry. Her husband Greg graduated from medical school and has started a 4-year residency in Pathology at University of Texas Southwestern. Greg and Angelique celebrated graduations by spending a week in Southern Italy, allowing grandparents to totally spoil our favorite grandson Corbin, who turned 3 years old last month. Angelique gave birth to our granddaughter Rhiannon Michelle Moses on 21 November.

Steven and Louise moved to a nicer apartment this year in Fayetteville. He is close to completing his math degree with a minor in Japanese. We are thrilled that Steven is starting a full-time job as a computer programmer for the University of Arkansas, finally using his Computer Engineering degree from Harding University. Louise is working on her Ph.D. while she teaches in the English department at the University of Arkansas.

Corbin and Rhiannon

We pray that this holiday season is one of
peace & joy for you and all those you love.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Michael & Jeannie

Cole Family - 23 December 2007
(L to R) Steven & Louise Cole, Michael & Jeannie Cole, baby Rhiannon and Corbin Moses, Greg & Angelique Moses

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