Highlights of the past decade

Well, we only have 1 more day (roughly) until the start of a new decade.  Here are some highlights of the past decade in mine and Rebecca’s lives:

1999: I graduated from high school (woohoo) and started seminary!

2000: Rebecca lost her mind and started going out with me!

2001: Rebecca lost her mind again when she said “yes” to marry me!

2002: Rebecca graduated from Miami University (Bachelor in Social Work) and we got married!

2003: Mission trip to Mexico city.  I graduated seminary, and I was ordained into the gospel ministry!

2004: Surrendered our lives as missionaries to Peru, survey trip to Arequipa, Peru, deputation, and our girls were born (even though we didn’t know them then).

2005: We arrived in Arequipa, Peru to work with the Marks family in April and in August Natali and Neomi came into our lives!

2006: We took a survey trip to Cusco, Peru and saw Machu Picchu for the first time!

2007: The new year found us moving to Cusco and we started our kids club! We also started the adoption process for the girls.

2008: Rebecca turned 30!  We also received legal custody of the girls in September!

2009: We started the church! Natali and Neomi turned 5!  They made it through a whole year of K4! The girls’ adoption became final and they became Reinhardts!

It’s amazing to think that all these things, and so many more, have happened in 10 years. I can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for us in the coming decade!  I never thought I’d be where I am now.  I praise the Lord for how far He has brought us and for how much He has taught us!  He has been with us every step of the way!

Happy New Year to you all! God bless!

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