Although you can't tell in this photo, Ady's a fountain of seemingly endless energy. (The secret to kids' energy levels is that they siphon it out of their parents like gas thieves, and then funnel it into destroying the house.) Ady spends about three days each week during the school year with an Amish family, so she's picking up some PA Dutch in addition to her developing English skills.
The beach might just be Ady's favorite place in the world.
After finishing a great year of PreK, Micah started Kindergarten (Spanish Immersion) at Locust Grove Mennonite School. Micah is reading in English and Spanish, and making great friends at school! Micah loves numbers, shapes, and learning his multiplication tables. In the Fall, Micah played soccer with Mennonite Sports and sang in Prelude Music with Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster.
Collette played soccer in the spring and field hockey in the fall, as well as completing a year of ballet. She continues to sing in Prelude Music with Mennonite Children's Choir
In May, Lyn graduated from Eastern University with her Masters of Multicultural Education. She also continues to direct the Academic Support (Special Education) program at Lancaster Mennonite High School. Lyn serves as chair of the Atlantic Coast Conference Youth Committee, helping to plan spiritual formation experiences for high school youth throughout the conference. Our church continues to sponsor a family from Syria who are resettling in Lancaster, and four of the children are attending Lancaster Mennonite School. We also said a tearful farewell in the summer to Yenny, an MCC volunteer we hosted for 2015-16 school year. Ady still includes Yenny in her bedtime prayers.
Jon continues to serve at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, preaching regularly and leading a talented staff team (including two new members whose gifts are much appreciated.) Jon still enjoys running, logging just over 900 miles this year (although he only ran one organized race, a charity 5K for Lancaster Mennonite Schools.) In October, Jon became Assistant Moderator for Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA, and he also served on the Superintendent Search Committee for LMS.