Sunday, January 22, 2006

Brandon's Piano Recital

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Hello all,
Brandon had a wonderful performance at his very first piano recital today at Calvary Chapel Okinawa. Mimi is his new piano teacher and we are thankful to her for encouraging Brandon in performing after only practicing the song a few weeks. He was smooth and calm up there...but we were nervous watching...


Friday, January 13, 2006

Orders to Cherry Point

It has been a very rough few weeks in Okinawa, which makes the orders to Cherry Point, NC so much more appealing. We received the news the other day. It has created some excitement and some stress. This has been the roughest 2 1/2 years in my career and I cannot wait to leave the office here. The younger Marines are great and work hard. We will miss Calvary Chapel also. We are scheduled to report NLT Aug. 31. I plan on leaving here the first week in July, but it will be hard as we will be leaving Mona's family and our church family. Take care. larry

Friday, January 06, 2006


God has really amazed us with His grace in giving our family another promotion. The ceremony was wonderful as my wife and her father were able to pin on the Master Sgt. rank. Major Bartelt (my boss...shaking my hand), the Public Affairs director here, provided great encouragement and is one of the big reasons I have attained this rank. What a great day it was as we had the day off and enjoyed a nice lunch and golf with the boys. God allowed me to talk about his grace on my life during the promotion. I talked about the faith of the centurion in the bible and also talked about the role of a SERVANT LEADER and equated it to an under rowsman in the Roman boats. Praise the Lord!!!