Saturday, March 31, 2007

After the rain...THE WEDDING!!

Two weeks after Cindy's mom's memorial service we headed back to Oregon for a day of celebration as our son Nick and his fiance Alena Purkerson became husband and wife! Brett also did this service! It was a day of joy and celebration! We are so happy to have Alena as our daughter-in-law! We would also like to thank Brett's uncle and aunt, Mike and Elaine Belleque for allowing us to use Oretown Bible Church for the ceremony! It was beautiful and such a nice place to hold a wedding (by the beach!!)! Here are some photos for you to enjoy!

Nick and best man Matthew Charlick

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Belleque

New in-laws the Belleque's and the Purkerson's!

Grandpa Conlee, Brett, Alena, Nick, Cindy, Grandma Belleque and Grandpa Belleque!

The Wedding Party!!!

Nick's personal bodyguards, cousins Jake and Dan!

Kristine Sang!

And Sam caught the garter belt!!!

A great big thank you goes out to all who helped make the wedding a wonderful event! Your prayers for the new couple are always appreciated. Your prayers for the old couple (Brett and Cindy) are appreciated as well as we try to get things back on schedule again and prepare for a busy spring and summer of ministry!

Thank you for your continuing support!!

Cindy's Mom with Her Savior

As many of you know March has been filled with both joy and sorrow. On March 5 Cindy's mom left this earth to be in the presence of her heavenly father. We spent a week with our family in Oregon and celebrated her life on Saturday, March 10th. Brett did the service. Shirley will be greatly missed as her love for her family and her friends was truly her gift from God. The memorial service was packed and many of her friends and family had wonderful things to share about her life. I've included a photo here of Shirley and her kids. She truly made me (Brett) feel like one of her own. Also included here is a poem given to us by our friend Kim Pace. Thank you Kim this really does remind us of mom!