The time between
Christmas and the end of January always seems to go by too fast, but we hope
that this has been a season pregnant with joy and hope and that you are seeing
beautiful things birthed from it.
We Love You,
Ben and Jessica were married in Benton, Kansas on June 24, 2012 in the evening. Jessica is the youngest daughter of Wilson and Lori Kannenberg in Manaus, Brazil. Her father is a pilot with Wings of Mercy, an affiliate of Missionary Aviation Fellowship. Ben and Jessica live in Branson, MO. Ben is a senior at College of the Ozarks and will be doing his student teaching next semester for Physical Education with a minor in math. Ben is also a lifeguard at the college and is teaching children to swim in a program sponsored by C of O and Red Cross. Jessica graduated from C of O (same college) May 2012 and is working in Springfield, MO as a registered nurse.
Left to right: Zach Burnham (cousin and youngest son of Martin, (class of '77) and Gracia Burnham), Hannah Washam, her maid of honor, Paul Spicer, (brother and best man and class of '10), Julie, her sister, Jessica Kannenberg, Ben's wife and MK from Brazil, Ben Spicer, (class of '08), Juliana Spicer, senior at Faith, Timothy Burnham, (son of Doug Burnham, (class of '80), Ashley Spicer (sister, class of '12) and Dawson Burdick, (friend and class of '08)
Wiese Siblings summer 2012: (L-R) Danny & Krista (Wiese '97) Caldwell & 3 kids. Matt ('00) & Sherina & Titus Wiese. Zach ('02) & Jill Wiese & kids Anna, Erynn, & Benton Wiese. Matt & Sherina are living on Long Island, NY working along side our parents (their Pastor) as Youth ministers. Zach & Jill live and work in Missouri and are active in their church.
I graduated in 2002. I'm now married to a Filipina, Ginny and we are about to have our first son, mid-April. Currently I'm the leader of World Missions for Jesus. We have ministries for children in the TakTak area in Antipolo (about 120 kids each week). We are currently working on building a church for the community and getting sponsorship for them with Compassion Intl. We have a band and worship team called Gloryfall. We have released 4 albums internationally and have trained over 100 church bands. We also do evangelistic concerts. We have a professional recording studio where we help Christian bands record in order to spread the gospel through music. Right now, I'm working with a group of people in the Christian music community start a Christian Music Association.
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We are also currently raising support to return to the Philippines, Lord willing, in May of 2012 as missionaries with the organization TeachBeyond. Stephen will be working with a seminary in Manila, and our children will be the third generation in our family to attend Faith Academy! We have three kids Ava (5), Lucy (3), and Simon (1). We can be reached at email@example.com
Matthew and Chelsea (Nelson) Connor live in Malukus, Indonesia with our two kids Indeah Grace (2 1/2 years) and Josiah Matthew (1 year). Matthew helps communities plan Scripture use programs and recently built a recording studio for recording Bible stories and songs in local languages. Chelsea gets to hang out with our kids and is in the process of organizing the Wycliffe Maluku library and whatever other planning/organizing jobs that no one else has time for. We pretty much have the best jobs in the world :)
Indeah is busy learning Ambonese Malay, holding every baby she can get her hands on, and playing with our neighbor friends. Josiah is very eager to try out his new walk/run all over our neighborhood, is full of snuggles and laughter, and is very focused on whatever task/toy is at hand. firstname.lastname@example.org
I recently started my second year at International Community School in Bangkok, Thailand. I teach 4-year old kindergarten and absolutely love it and love living in Thailand. I enjoy exploring this beautiful country and its neighboring countries too. I hope to make it back to the Philippines again soon. This year I have the privilege of working alongside another Faith alum- Katie Stapleton Martens ('02) and her husband Steve Martens ('02)! Last year I enjoyed having several reunions with Faith friends whether here in Thailand, in Myanmar, or in the US this past summer. Those reunions are always so memorable and special. Let me know if you are ever passing through Bangkok! email@example.com