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John Beer
John Beer, Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Thank you so much for this update on Gary's progress; my wife and I still thrill to the worship series that he did - we visit it for strength and focus in our walk to the Kingdom often.  Thank you so much for the work that you put in to that series.  Also the Education series, where you touched on so much that is vital and necessary for the true disciple. May you both, Holly and Gary, and Alisa, feel that underneath are the Everlasting Arms of the God of all creation in support, guidance and admonition along the way.  May He be with you always in all ways.
Greg Whitlock
Greg Whitlock
What a blessing to hear from you.  Both of you remain on my prayer list and I still treasure my visit with you the summer before last.  You were both a blessing to me.

Congratulations to Alisa on her graduation and her new life in San Francisco. That is one of those cities on our "To Visit" list.  I am not sure I ever told you that our youngest daughter ended up doing her grad work at the University of Southern Cal and just graduated.  She also just married but thankfully, they are here, at least for now.

I am so excited about the small groups meeting in your home, that Gary was able to assist in teaching, and about your trips overseas that brought rest, fellowship, and a healing from the pain of the last time you were in Korea.

I will be praying about the house and where you two are to live.  

I am glad you are now able to have the various therapies close to home. It does make a huge difference.

I cannot even imagine all you two have been through.  I fell off a loading ramp in June and am still seeing doctors, recovering from surgeries, went though physical therapies and more tests than I can even remember.  And what I am enduring is so very, very minor compared to the challenges you have successfully faced.  It has encouraged and motivated me.  I must admit I have done my share of whining.

Oh, I did want to share with you: we publish an Advent book each year for our congregation.  I was working from home while the book was being compiled and my new admin asst emailed me and told me we were short.  I sent her several I had kept from friends and professors at GCTS.  Of all the ones I sent from GCTS professors, she chose one by Gary not knowing he was my former professor, friend, and brother in Christ.  I was thrilled.

May 2014 be a year of blessing.
Sheree Harrington
Rev. Sheree Harrington
Thank You Holly, Gary, & Alisa for the update! How great is our God that he can still use the broken parts of our lives and even our broken bodies to His honor and glory. May this New Year continue to bring you all hope and healing as well as an ever increasing sense of His presence. Yes, even so come Lord Jesus!
Kevin Leach
Kevin Leach
Blessed Christmas!  Thank you so much for the update.  I am especially glad to hear Gary could participate in the class with Steve.  Isn't wonderful to know (and see evidence) that when you hide the Word of God in your heart, the Holy Spirit will bring it back to us in those times when we need His assurance and counsel.  Congratulations to Alisa.  You all are precious.  Love, Kevin 
Bill Wood
Bill Wood
Dear Gary and Holly,
Your faithfulness is a wonderful testimony to the work of the Holy Spirit.
Congratulations on Alisa's degree and position with Dropbox.  I am sure that you are as proud of her as she is of you both.  How true that "in this life you will have trouble..."  yet how comforting that He has overcome.
Thank you for sharing the beautiful Advent hymn.  May our Lord's continuing presence give you strength.

Connie Abbott
Connie Abbott
Merry Christmas! (You don't know me but our church had plans to have Dr. Parrett come and speak, when we got news of his accident.) I am glad to see an update of how you are doing. The recovery is so hard but it is so good to see your faith thriving in the midst of it. Fruitfulness continues in spite of everything, and the glory to God is all the greater! 

Judy Niednagel
Judy Niednagel
I was so glad to get notice of your update through Facebook.  I'm glad for the reminder to continue to pray for you.  Your update is a wonderful testimony of God's grace, as well as your trust and obedience.  May His grace and peace continue to be yours in abundance.  In HIM ~ Judy NIednagel (morther of former student of Gary's--Paul Niednagel)
Hilary Lynch
Hilary Lynch
So good to hear how you all are doing, even with the setbacks. Congratulations to Alisa on her graduation from Stanford. Seems just like yesterday she was about to begin.

The hymn has wonderful words. I'd love to hear it if there is a recording of it or sheet music.

Blessings to you all this Christmas and beyond,
Hilary for all the Lynch family (now in UK, formerly in Singapore)
Greg Whitlock
Greg Whitlock
What a blessing to hear from you.  Both of you remain on my prayer list and I still treasure my visit with you the summer before last.  You were both a blessing to me.

Congratulations to Alisa on her graduation and her new life in San Francisco. That is one of those cities on our "To Visit" list.  I am not sure I ever told you that our youngest daughter ended up doing her grad work at the University of Southern Cal and just graduated.  She also just married but thankfully, they are here, at least for now.

I am so excited about the small groups meeting in your home, that Gary was able to assist in teaching, and about your trips overseas that brought rest, fellowship, and a healing from the pain of the last time you were in Korea.

I will be praying about the house and where you two are to live.  

I am glad you are now able to have the various therapies close to home. It does make a huge difference.

I cannot even imagine all you two have been through.  I fell off a loading ramp in June and am still seeing doctors, recovering from surgeries, went though physical therapies and more tests than I can even remember.  And what I am enduring is so very, very minor compared to the challenges you have successfully faced.  It has encouraged and motivated me.  I must admit I have done my share of whining.

Oh, I did want to share with you: we publish an Advent book each year for our congregation.  I was working from home while the book was being compiled and my new admin asst emailed me and told me we were short.  I sent her several I had kept from friends and professors at GCTS.  Of all the ones I sent from GCTS professors, she chose one by Gary not knowing he was my former professor, friend, and brother in Christ.  I was thrilled.

May 2014 be a year of blessing.
Sheree Harrington
Rev. Sheree Harrington
Thank You Holly, Gary, & Alisa for the update! How great is our God that he can still use the broken parts of our lives and even our broken bodies to His honor and glory. May this New Year continue to bring you all hope and healing as well as an ever increasing sense of His presence. Yes, even so come Lord Jesus!
Connie Abbott
Connie Abbott
Merry Christmas! (You don't know me but our church had plans to have Dr. Parrett come and speak, when we got news of his accident.) I am glad to see an update of how you are doing. The recovery is so hard but it is so good to see your faith thriving in the midst of it. Fruitfulness continues in spite of everything, and the glory to God is all the greater! 

John Beer
John Beer, Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Thank you so much for this update on Gary's progress; my wife and I still thrill to the worship series that he did - we visit it for strength and focus in our walk to the Kingdom often.  Thank you so much for the work that you put in to that series.  Also the Education series, where you touched on so much that is vital and necessary for the true disciple. May you both, Holly and Gary, and Alisa, feel that underneath are the Everlasting Arms of the God of all creation in support, guidance and admonition along the way.  May He be with you always in all ways.
Kevin Leach
Kevin Leach
Blessed Christmas!  Thank you so much for the update.  I am especially glad to hear Gary could participate in the class with Steve.  Isn't wonderful to know (and see evidence) that when you hide the Word of God in your heart, the Holy Spirit will bring it back to us in those times when we need His assurance and counsel.  Congratulations to Alisa.  You all are precious.  Love, Kevin 
Bill Wood
Bill Wood
Dear Gary and Holly,
Your faithfulness is a wonderful testimony to the work of the Holy Spirit.
Congratulations on Alisa's degree and position with Dropbox.  I am sure that you are as proud of her as she is of you both.  How true that "in this life you will have trouble..."  yet how comforting that He has overcome.
Thank you for sharing the beautiful Advent hymn.  May our Lord's continuing presence give you strength.

Judy Niednagel
Judy Niednagel
I was so glad to get notice of your update through Facebook.  I'm glad for the reminder to continue to pray for you.  Your update is a wonderful testimony of God's grace, as well as your trust and obedience.  May His grace and peace continue to be yours in abundance.  In HIM ~ Judy NIednagel (morther of former student of Gary's--Paul Niednagel)
Hilary Lynch
Hilary Lynch
So good to hear how you all are doing, even with the setbacks. Congratulations to Alisa on her graduation from Stanford. Seems just like yesterday she was about to begin.

The hymn has wonderful words. I'd love to hear it if there is a recording of it or sheet music.

Blessings to you all this Christmas and beyond,
Hilary for all the Lynch family (now in UK, formerly in Singapore)
Greg Whitlock
Greg Whitlock
What a blessing to hear from you.  Both of you remain on my prayer list and I still treasure my visit with you the summer before last.  You were both a blessing to me.

Congratulations to Alisa on her graduation and her new life in San Francisco. That is one of those cities on our "To Visit" list.  I am not sure I ever told you that our youngest daughter ended up doing her grad work at the University of Southern Cal and just graduated.  She also just married but thankfully, they are here, at least for now.

I am so excited about the small groups meeting in your home, that Gary was able to assist in teaching, and about your trips overseas that brought rest, fellowship, and a healing from the pain of the last time you were in Korea.

I will be praying about the house and where you two are to live.  

I am glad you are now able to have the various therapies close to home. It does make a huge difference.

I cannot even imagine all you two have been through.  I fell off a loading ramp in June and am still seeing doctors, recovering from surgeries, went though physical therapies and more tests than I can even remember.  And what I am enduring is so very, very minor compared to the challenges you have successfully faced.  It has encouraged and motivated me.  I must admit I have done my share of whining.

Oh, I did want to share with you: we publish an Advent book each year for our congregation.  I was working from home while the book was being compiled and my new admin asst emailed me and told me we were short.  I sent her several I had kept from friends and professors at GCTS.  Of all the ones I sent from GCTS professors, she chose one by Gary not knowing he was my former professor, friend, and brother in Christ.  I was thrilled.

May 2014 be a year of blessing.
Kevin Leach
Kevin Leach
Blessed Christmas!  Thank you so much for the update.  I am especially glad to hear Gary could participate in the class with Steve.  Isn't wonderful to know (and see evidence) that when you hide the Word of God in your heart, the Holy Spirit will bring it back to us in those times when we need His assurance and counsel.  Congratulations to Alisa.  You all are precious.  Love, Kevin 
Connie Abbott
Connie Abbott
Merry Christmas! (You don't know me but our church had plans to have Dr. Parrett come and speak, when we got news of his accident.) I am glad to see an update of how you are doing. The recovery is so hard but it is so good to see your faith thriving in the midst of it. Fruitfulness continues in spite of everything, and the glory to God is all the greater! 

Judy Niednagel
Judy Niednagel
I was so glad to get notice of your update through Facebook.  I'm glad for the reminder to continue to pray for you.  Your update is a wonderful testimony of God's grace, as well as your trust and obedience.  May His grace and peace continue to be yours in abundance.  In HIM ~ Judy NIednagel (morther of former student of Gary's--Paul Niednagel)
John Beer
John Beer, Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Thank you so much for this update on Gary's progress; my wife and I still thrill to the worship series that he did - we visit it for strength and focus in our walk to the Kingdom often.  Thank you so much for the work that you put in to that series.  Also the Education series, where you touched on so much that is vital and necessary for the true disciple. May you both, Holly and Gary, and Alisa, feel that underneath are the Everlasting Arms of the God of all creation in support, guidance and admonition along the way.  May He be with you always in all ways.
Sheree Harrington
Rev. Sheree Harrington
Thank You Holly, Gary, & Alisa for the update! How great is our God that he can still use the broken parts of our lives and even our broken bodies to His honor and glory. May this New Year continue to bring you all hope and healing as well as an ever increasing sense of His presence. Yes, even so come Lord Jesus!
Bill Wood
Bill Wood
Dear Gary and Holly,
Your faithfulness is a wonderful testimony to the work of the Holy Spirit.
Congratulations on Alisa's degree and position with Dropbox.  I am sure that you are as proud of her as she is of you both.  How true that "in this life you will have trouble..."  yet how comforting that He has overcome.
Thank you for sharing the beautiful Advent hymn.  May our Lord's continuing presence give you strength.

Hilary Lynch
Hilary Lynch
So good to hear how you all are doing, even with the setbacks. Congratulations to Alisa on her graduation from Stanford. Seems just like yesterday she was about to begin.

The hymn has wonderful words. I'd love to hear it if there is a recording of it or sheet music.

Blessings to you all this Christmas and beyond,
Hilary for all the Lynch family (now in UK, formerly in Singapore)