Embracing New York
A joy and a delight to be with this funny, wonderful Pastor Chris Ortego and his wife, Brenda.
They hosted our stay while we were there in NY.
Natalie and Brenda had the wonderful opportunity to be in Rochester, NY together and to be a part of the Women of Faith Experience there. A sea of women fill the center to hear the messages of God's word, stories, drama and worship together. Natalie was able to talk with author, Marilyn Meberg, and to enjoy the artist work of the Jesus Painter.
How exciting it was to meet the sweet people of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Geneseo and to worship and minister alongside them as they reached out to the community for their Fall Festival.
Don and Kathy work along with the Ortego's and Don serves as Associate Pastor. Kathy plays a pretty awesome Jonah too!
David and Brenda serve faithfully in the family as well. David teaches Sunday School and Brenda headed up the Fall Festival activities.
See the photos for the Fall Festival and some of our new friends:
Ming and Grandma Fantastic
handle registration Puppet Show
Fun Day and lots of smiles and
What fall festival would be complete without Choo-Choo Tim?
Natalie found the
and was attacked
by critters from Noah's Ark
Oh NO!!! Natalie has had a tough day as she was swallowed up by a whale too!
Choo-Choo Tim and Natalie singing at the festival.
Natalie met a new friend, Jessica
. She is also the deaf interpreter for Pleasant Valley and also the mommy to this sweet blessing, Madelyn
. Natalie absolutely fell for this sweet and precious little 2 year old cutie pie!
While in New York, Tim and Natalie had the opportunity to also minister in some Assisted Living Homes. Some may have been forgotten faces to others, but their faces will long be remembered to us! Many were believers, and we know also that their names will be remembered forever with their Heavenly Father.
moment. Here Ethel is excited
to be sharing her
91st birthday along with her daughter, Brenda.