Sunday, December 14, 2003

Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God: “Glory to God in the highest heaven,” they sang, “and peace on earth for all those pleasing him.” (Luke 2:13)

Dear Family and Friends,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I hope this has been a good year for you and the ones that you love. We have had good times like going as a family to Hawaii (enclosed picture from the luau) and more challenging times with Lynann’s parents’ health issues.

Glenn continues as Pastor of First Baptist Temple City; we’ve been here four and one-half years. Much is going on at the church we have added approximately 40 new members this year. Our new sound and projection system has just been installed, ready for Christmas programs, and our church has been selected to be a key training location for mission/development projects for the denomination. Glenn also serves as moderator for the Foothill Association and on the Boards of the American Baptist Churches of the Pacific Southwest and Atherton Baptist Homes.

Lynann continues to work in the field of nursing. Currently she is working at Huntington Hospital with the Utilization Management Department as a Care Coordinator, facilitating people leaving the hospital with proper on-going care, and does a fair amount of paperwork. She enjoys her job because it allows her to have work during the day and weekends off. Lynann starts this month with her first class toward a Master in Nursing with the University of Phoenix.

Colin continues on toward that trek to finish High School. He is a senior this year, just turned 18, and thinking about working and taking classes at the nearby Pasadena City College. This will assist him getting into the college and yet allow him to figure out which major to pursue. He enjoys drama, working at Sam Goody’s (a music/video store) and computer design.

Charis is now a sophomore in High School. She enjoys drama and just finished working the concession stand for the most recent production. She enjoys computer design, graphics, as well as Japanese and classical music.

All our Love,

Glenn, Lynann, Colin, and Charis Layne

God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the radiance of Christmas which is purity; the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice; the belief in Christmas, which is truth; the all of Christmas, which is Christ.

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