June 10, 2009

Caleb and Lyn

God provides precious gifts when we’re least expecting it.


iving in a family of missionaries has its difficulties. For the past few decades my family has been spread out across the world. My parents were planting churches in Durban and Richards Bay, South Africa, and my sister and her family are missionaries in Bangladesh.

Caleb and Lyn

My nephews Caleb and Luke attended a high school for missionary kids in the Philippines, where Caleb met and fell in love with a wonderful young lady named Lyn. Skip forward a few years and just a few weeks ago Caleb and Lyn got married. Unfortunately, we were not able to go to the wedding because the wedding was celebrated in the Philippines. My parents were not able to go to attend the wedding either. This is a very difficult part of the family being spread so far away from each other.

But this past Monday night we received a phone call from Caleb. He and Lyn were heading from their college to New Jersey to spend some time with his parents (my sister and brother-in-law). They asked if they could stop in to say hi and give us a chance to meet Lyn. Lynchburg is pretty close to the road they would be taking. We invited them to spend the night.

So last night we finally got to meet Caleb’s  girlfriend   fiancé  wife. She’s a wonderful (and beautiful) young lady and they seem so very happy to be together. We had heard this from my parents and my sister, but it was so wonderful to be able to see it with our own eyes.

God is good!

Congratulations, Caleb and Lynn. May God bless your union and may you, together, have a phenomenal impact on the spread of the kingdom of God.


  1. I'm so glad you got to see them! What a treasure. I hope you get to spend some time with Shawne, too!

  2. We were so pleased that you, Kim and David were able to meet and entertain them. This is truly a handsome, godly couple. We believe God has wonderful plans for them. Thanks, Rich, for the honorable tribute. And a great photo too!


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