Dan, Heather, Jeremiah, Tory, Emma, Tye, Claire, Levi, Josie, Jane and Ethan

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017 from the Galats!

As we finish another highly eventful year, we wish to acknowledge the grace of God that has carried us, the prayers of many which have sustained us, and the friendships which have enriched us.  This Christmas, may we all "have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." (Eph. 3:18).  This is the essence of Christmas: the love of God expressed in the gift of His Son, Jesus.  Nothing else with change us like this Truth!  Merry Christmas from our crazy, chaotic, colorful household to yours!  

Here's a brief update on each one of us:

The newest addition to our home, Ethan Benjamin Galat, born October 11, 2017. This is his serious, "old-man" face.  Certainly a blessing to our family!

Jane Kathryn Galat, age 2. 
She brings constant laughter to our home with everything she is!  

Josie Grace Galat, age 4.
On the extrovert scale, she ranks an 11! 

Levi Stephen Galat, age 13.
Currently in 8th grade, and becoming quite accomplished on the tenor sax. 

  Claire Elizabeth Galat, age 16. 
In her junior year at RVA and enjoying school, friends, sports, music!

Emma Rose Galat, age 18. 
In her senior year at RVA, accepted to all five colleges to which she's applied!  Praying for wisdom for the next step. 

Jeremiah Daniel Galat, age 20. 
Currently a sophomore at Arizona State University, studying Biophysics for premed. 

Dan and Heather, married 22 years, and feeling too old to be parents of 7 kids spanning 20 years, but thankful for the family which God chose to bless us with.  

We continue to serve in missions at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya, where Dan works as the head of orthopaedic surgery, and as an educator for the orthopaedic residency training program here.  Heather has become increasingly involved with a growing prayer movement that God is raising up on our hospital and school campuses.  We continue to trust God for our next steps as well, as we plan (God willing) to stay in Kenya until our next furlough scheduled for 2019-2020. Thanks for all your prayers and support over the years!!

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