As Fall 2011 gears up we are once again preparing for another year in Columbia, SC. Our first year sped past in a blur as we settled into our new home, new job/school, and plugged into a new church community with new friends and colleagues.
Beth is now a 2nd Year in the Palmetto Health Family Medicine residency program, which means more work and less supervision as she attends to her patients. A new "night float" system in the medical community also means that she becomes nocturnal every so often for 2 week stints. You can be praying for strength to make it through the long days (and nights), wisdom to treat her patients, and times of rest & relaxation to be with family and most importantly the Lord.
Brett is starting his 2nd Year at Columbia International University (CIU) as he earns his masters degree. In addition to Greek, Theology, and Bible courses, he has begun his internship serving with the RiverCity Network, a collection of newly founded house-churches (founded by Riverbend Community Church). You can be praying for time management for his heavy class work, insight to teach on Sunday nights, and a servant's heart in discipling rising church leaders.
Reconciled by Christ, Brett & Beth recount their tales of service to God through their gifts of ministry & medicine with Jethro & Edessa in tow.