Faith Followers 2011--page 1
D e c e m b e r N o v e m b e r O c t o b e r S e p t e m b e r A u g u s t J u l y J u n e M a y A p r i l M a r c h F e b r u a r y J a n u a r y
On January 2, we gathered withfriends and family at Ali`i Beach towish Coby a happy first birthdayand to dedicate him publicly to theLord.
Mark Speaks in Australia
Immediately after our Thailand trip, Marktook a flight "down under" to speak at atechnology conference in Melbourne. His topic was"The Benefits of a Positive Digital Footprint," which ispart of his research for his doctoral dissertation that hefinishes this summer. On his final day in Australia, afterthe conference was over, Mark was able to travel to thebeach and take some amazing photographs.
Faith Followers 2011
A Year of Relative Stability
For such a transient family as ours, 2011 brought little change to our circumstances. For the first timein 8 years, we did not move to a different house, country, or job! This was especially valuable as webegan to set routines for our growing toddlers. Still, the year held challenges and blessings together,with a steady increase in our involvement in our school and community in Seoul. We hope you areencouraged to put more faith in our all-knowing God as you read our humble highlights of 2011.
Siblings in Seoul
We were thrilled to have Mark's brother and sisters visit us inFebruary. Scott and Charlene flew from Oregon, and Angela came from Texas.They spent a week with us in our apartment, visited Mark's workplace, andventured out into the snowy city with us for some touristy activities. We wereso grateful for their help and encouragement during their stay!
Bangkok for Spring Break
We returned to our former home during ourweek-long vacation in March. Visiting our churchthere, Newsong, and our friends from theinternational school was encouraging andexciting. We were even able to visit two familiesin the hospital as their babies had just been born during our stay.What great timing!
The Grandparents Visit for Easter
Mark's parents, Ken and Dee, stayed with us for a week in April, just in time to spend Easterwith our family. They even brought a bag of plastic eggs and hard-to-find Easter candies withthem for our children. As cherry blossoms brought our trees back to life after a long winter,we enjoyed time outside taking pictures and appreciating the warmer air.
-Coby's 1st birthdayparty at Ali`i Beach-Scott, Charlene, andAngela Heil visit Seoul-Spring Break in Thailand-Mark goes to Australiafor tech conference-Ken and Dee Heil visit-Mark's surgeries-George Rhoades visits-Thailand-Hawaii-Lila's 90th bday party-Back to Seoul, Korea-Mika turns 3!-Coaching varsityvolleyball-Chris and Mel'swedding in Hawaii-Far East volleyballtournament in Daegu-Thanksgiving withfriends-Christmas in Hawaii
Mark, Malia, Mika, and Coby Heil