What a picture of JOY! We are excited to announce the engagement of our son, Evan, to Leah Bertschi, from Roanoke, Illinois!
We are rejoicing together with Leah’s parents, Rich and Bev Bertschi. We look forward to getting to know them and their family!
“For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 We are overwhelmed with joy and God’s goodness in bringing these two lives together, that even the mountains and the hills break forth into singing and the trees are clapping their hands. Our Lord answered our many prayers for the daughter He chose for our son! We welcome Leah as our daughter into our family. We feel incredibly blessed!
We had a wonderful two weeks with Evan before he went back and proposed to Leah. We loved our family time together plus the many adventures we shared. Here are a few scenes from our time together. Precious memories! We look forward to joining them in the States in a few months to be together as a family. In the future, we hope for a time when they can visit Haiti and make more adventures!
Enjoyed a day of hiking by these beautiful falls!
We thought we would try this but it didn’t last long!
Evan and Grace capturing the rays of the falls!
We enjoyed visiting with the Haitian Administrators for HCH (Help a Child in Haiti), Loumy & Adline.
Evan and his sponsored student, Julner, laboring together to give the gospel to this Haitian lady.
We hiked to visit a school in the mountains. The scenery was beautiful and the time together was sweet!
The time together with Evan was a precious gift! I will always remember. Thank you Lord!
We really enjoyed our family time. It was so special!
Evan and Grace enjoying the waves!
Enjoying the beach together!
Beautiful morning! In the far distance, there were souls being baptized in the ocean.
Great boat adventure to visit a school and share the message of Christ on the Haitian island of Ile-a-vache
Do you think these school kids could smile a little more?
As a reminder of God’s love and faithfulness, this sunrise came up on the road after we had to say our goodbye to Evan, which wasn’t easy. But He is faithful to be with each one of us as we continue to do His will. “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lam. 3:22.23
What a great two weeks we had together! We are now entering into a new chapter in our lives, “For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh.” Matthew 19:5 We are excited to see what the Lord will do through this loving couple to glorify His Name! Evan and Leah are shining bright lights of Jesus individually, so together they will shine even brighter!
After a 9 hour drive, Evan arrived at Leah’s house with a beautiful bouquet of flowers!
“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” Psalm 107:31
We are rejoicing in what God has done! We love you Evan and Leah!!
Missionaries in Les Cayes Haiti
February 24, 2018 at 7:03 am
O Susie how wonderful for all of you! Congratulations and many God daily pour out blessings upon Evan’s and Leah’s heads as they begin life together! Sending love and prayers to you and your family.
See you soon! Love Pam
“Occasionally weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God. And embrace the life you have. ” John Piper
February 24, 2018 at 7:56 am
We are praising God for the great work He has done. Every time we think Evan and Leah our hearts break out in praise. May God guide them as they lay the foundation for their marriage.
February 24, 2018 at 2:33 pm
What a special time you got to have with Evan! Rejoicing with all of you over his engagement to Leah!
February 24, 2018 at 4:37 pm
So happy for your family! Wishing you many blessings as you enter a new phase with your family.