7410 Oxford Place
Fort Smith, AR 72903
December 1993

Dear loved ones,

It is that time again when we stop to look back upon the events of the past year that have shaped our lives. We hope you will enjoy learning something about what God has allowed us to accomplish. We wish we could visit with you in person and learn about the interesting things that have happened to you this year.

Michael seems to have a busier practice every year. We are excited about his new clinic that is being built in Roland. Again this year he was able to lead medical mission teams to Guyana in South America and Christmas Island in the Pacific. Michael has been teaching a Wednesday night Bible class. He continues to enjoy learning more about the family tree and about computers. He lectured on genetics for the local genealogy society.

Jeannie continues to be busy in PTA at Steven's elementary, Angelique's junior high, and as PTA City Council vice president. She enjoys singing with the Fort Smith Chorale. She again served as director of vacation Bible school at church. Jeannie accompanied Michael on the mission trips in June and September. The fringe benefits of visiting Grenada and Hawaii were fun.

Angelique, now 14 years old and in the ninth grade, has her learner's permit. She is doing almost all the driving when she is with us. Angelique enjoyed going to two weeks of church camp and a week of music camp. She earned a letter in chorus. She recently was named 3rd chair alto in the all-region choir. She is taking several honors-level courses at school. She is making very good grades and seems to enjoy most of her subjects. At home she is becoming quite a talented computer artist.

Steven, now 12 years old and a sixth grader, spent the same time at church camp as his sister. We think the camp survived. He played church league baseball. He participates in the gifted and talented program at school. He made the all A's honor roll. Steven is quite proficient at Game Boy and Game Gear video games. He seems to prefer his dad's computer over his own. The best event of the year was when he was baptized by his dad.

Goldie, our 6-year-old cat, still chooses to live at our house. She has been joined by a gerbil, who lives in Steven's room.

In August the entire family (cat and gerbil excluded) spent a few days in Dallas at a mall with a hotel. We enjoyed shopping, ice-skating, swimming, and relaxing. The four of us can always agree that we prefer Italian restaurants over any others.

We truly enjoy each precious Christmas card from those who are special to us in some unique way. You are often in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with happiness and adventure in 1994.

Merry Christmas
& Happy New Year,

Michael, Jeannie,
Angelique, & Steven

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