Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Our Year in Review

The year 2008 has been a banner year for us, so much has happened. We could not have even imagined all that God had in store for us - and yet:

This is the Lord's doing:
it is marvellous in our eyes."
Psalm 118:23

In 2008:

1. January: Corbyn started college
2. April: God led us to our present Manitoba farm, we put in an offer.
3. May: Corbyn's high school Graduation and Carsyn's Baptism.
4. April - July: We listed & sold our Saskatchewan acreage, land & organic farm operation.
5. June: We realized God was blessing us yet again with "Justin Other Klassen".
6. June: Started MB. cattle ranch with purchase of cattle & equipment at the auction of MB. farm vendor.
7. April - August: Many friends blessed us through prayer & practical support through our move to MB.
8. August: Ken's folks celebrated their 50th Anniversary in which we were blessed to take part & more Blessed to receive such an heritage!
9. August: THE move to Manitoba
- getting us totally out of debt.
- The fulfillment of a lifelong dream/vision/conviction.
- Living off investment income - financial freedom for Ken to work from home
- rebuilding a farming operation along with our sons
10. September: purchase of a needed "new to us" 1999 Suburban to accomodate our growing family - a perfect vehicle, God's provision in God's perfect timing.
11. September: My sister, Vonda, went to be with Jesus - to her eternal joy!
12. September - December: - academic studies continue to progress well with Dad & Mom both involved in our students lives
13. October - November: MB. orchard is prepared & cherry trees ordered for May 2009.
14. November: MB. Woodlot venture started with purchase of chainsaw and beginning logging & cutting of deadwood, then diseased wood & finally sustainable forestry (removing viable lumber to allow for increased growth of young saplings).
15. December: Completion of first woodlot management course offered through MB Forestry.

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