Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017!

Holiday Blessings from the Ledford house in the name of Christ Jesus our Lord. It has been a busy year and an especially busy month of December. I didn't get Christmas cards and letters out this year, but have so enjoyed receiving all of yours! So instead, here's the 2016 recap. Enjoy.

February: Fun in the snow on Mt. Lemmon above Tucson. Hoping for more in 2017!



All decked out for the Valentine's Banquet at church hosted by the youth group to raise funds for the summer mission trip. Great food, fun, and service from our kids!

March: Davis Monthan Air Force Base air show playing with Daddy's old Pavlicopter.





















Beautiful Sabino Canyon on Tucson's northeast side. Streams in the desert!




April: Easter with Uncle David and Simon. He is risen indeed! Easter eggs in unbelievable places.


Also April: Roper Lake State Park and natural hot springs near Safford, AZ. Amazing Spring Break!



June: Off to a great start with Submerged VBS! Bonnie rocked 3rd-4th grade and Gabe commanded the tweeners in 5th-6th. All four kids attended and had a blast!





June: Sam and Bonnie are off to Puerto Penasco, Mexico for our first mission trip!





And then in July, our whole family spent 3 weeks in Tepic, Mexico visiting another missionary family:








November: Serving at a Thanksgiving Dinner for refugees(and perfecting the chicken dance!)




 Thanksgiving weekend: lovely hike in Ramsey Canyon, southeast AZ. Sam not pictured as he spent the holiday in CA with his aunts and uncles.








Christmas! Spent in Cloudcroft, NM at a great cabin and even a bit of snow. We also had the blessing of reconnecting with our wonderful friends the McNairs while there.

















2016 has been a tough year for our family, but we have seen the Lord's hand leading us in all of it. It is truly a joy to be serving Him here in Tucson and everywhere else He's allowed us to travel. May 2017 be a blessed year for you and yours and may you know Him better than ever before. He is the only true Light.

John 1:4-5 "In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness but the darkness has not overcome it."

Love,

Gabe, Bonnie, Sam, Ciara, Asher and Anya


1 comment:

  1. Blessings to you all, beautiful family! Happy New Year!!!

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