Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Greetings from Melanie M. Jeschke


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            December 2014         
 Dear Friends and Family:                                                           
Greetings from the Jeschke clan! We send our warmest wishes for a joyous Christmas season and a blessed New Year. This past year, we welcomed two precious granddaughters into the family: Zoë Ryan to Brett & Barbee on August 7 and Brooke Lynne to Cheryl & Brian on Sept. 10. Our next to youngest son Brendan, graduated from Eastern Mennonite U and promptly found a job, for which we are grateful. Regrettably, his job training took place the same week as the triennial C.S. Lewis Foundation’s Oxbridge conference, so although this was his turn to attend, his younger brother Kevin took his place. I (Melanie) obtained a grant to give “Inklings” walking tours to conferees in Oxford and teach a seminar on Jane Austen in Cambridge. Meanwhile, my Oxford Chronicle books are slowly rolling out in newly revised e-book editions. Our wonderful church family at The King’s Chapel (TKC) keeps Bill busy, and we are blessed that all our children are involved in the ministry. Speaking of children: this summer the entire clan, including Christen’s family from Missouri, were able to gather on Topsail Island and celebrate our 38th  wedding anniversary--- in the middle of Hurricane Arthur---a bit tense but memorable! My siblings and niece have come to visit my parents Earl & Betty Morey, who moved in with us nineteen months ago. My dad, struggling with congestive heart failure, still manages to give excellent Bible teachings weekly at TKC, while my dear mom suffers from Alzheimer’s. Your prayers for them and us, as we face their on-going health issues, are appreciated. We are grateful for our times together as a family and look forward to hearing from you, dear ones, over the holidays. May Jesus the Christ, our Savior and Lord, be born anew in our hearts today!                                                              Many blessings, 

Melanie, Bill, & the Jeschke clan