Christmas 2015

Christmas 2015

Dear Friends,

We are thankful for all the blessings of 2015, and praise God for his goodness. Here’s a snapshot of the year.

IMG_1163Walter III took a new job with Raymond James Financial Services and Steph continues to work at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. They attend New City Presbyterian, one of North Cincinnati’s church plants. Walter IV turns 2 on January 24.

Stephen and Elisabeth will be moving to Atlanta in the spring of 2016, as Stephen has taken a new position within his company. IMG_0980They are beginning the process now of getting their house ready to sell. Garrett turned 4 on Dec. 6 and Peyton will be 2 on Jan. 22. Becky and I will be making more trips to Atlanta.

I retired from my position as Sr. Pastor at North Cincinnati Community Church on Dec. 31 and began a new position with Redeemer City to City on Jan. 1. It was a year of many changes for Becky and me. We sold our house, rented an apartment, and began looking for a ranch-style home. It took us longer than we expected, but on Oct. 30, we closed on a one story with a basement, still in Mason, one exit farther north. I enjoy my new IMG_1138job, and have the privilege of traveling throughout Southern Europe and the U.S. , consulting with church planters and seeing where City to City can help encourage movements of the gospel in the great cities of the world.

The world is in chaos, and we all long for God to act against the forces of evil and bring peace. Let us have hope. Let us remember that when Jesus came into the world, it was a time of chaos and unrest. In God’s eyes, it was the perfect time:

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,  to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. Galatians 4:4

God did act to bring peace to the world – in the hearts of those who would trust in His Son. He will bring peace to the world, in His time. May we renew our love and trust in the Son of God this Christmas.

In His peace,IMG_1273

Walter and Becky

New address: 3436 Surrey Ln., Mason, OH 45040