Winds of Change

During an invigoratingly memorable October trek to Michigan by way of Georgia, then Kentucky, followed by Ohio and on the return, Indiana and Tennessee, not only did our family get to cast missions vision along the way but we also observed autumn’s robust change of season. It was a time of visiting super friends, great churches and faithful supporters. Both in our natural surroundings and within our own family nucleus winds of change have been blowing.

windy Lake Michigan
windy Lake Michigan
change of season
change of season

The youngest member of our changing Bonin tribe, now almost 7, is trying his hand at basketball in a local league.

hoops!
hoops!

We had great joy in getting to know an exchange student at LSU who hails from the very same area in Belgium where we’ve lived for 10 years. Sébastien became a good friend and we introduced him to some of the ways of Louisiana culture. 🙂

Cajun country's newest gun-toting Belgian;-)
Cajun country’s newest gun-toting Belgian

Speaking of Louisiana State University and change, Callie (the eldest tribe member) finished her bachelor’s degree as one of the Business Management’s department top 10 graduates.

our magna cum laude Business Management grad!
our magna cum laude Business Management grad!

Eight days later, she changed her last name and became Mrs. Stuart Langley!

unto us a son is given!
unto us a son is given!

Eight days after that, as I write, the newlyweds are on their way to their changed address – Nashville, TN where they will embrace their own winds of change in their new life together.

For a year-end change of pace and to recuperate from the wedding event, the rest of the Bonin tribe took a spin on the Mighty Mississippi River via the Steamboat Natchez!

embarking on the Natchez paddle wheeler steamboat
embarking on the Natchez paddle wheeler
Cap'n Josiah!
Cap’n Josiah!

2 thoughts on “Winds of Change”

  1. Looks like you guys have had an amazing time stateside! Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. What an exciting time for the family! I am so happy you all were blessed with so many good things in your lives. The Bonin’s are truly a blessed “tribe”.

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