S: Grant - When You Were 12
FC: WhEN | YoU | WeRE | l2
1: 8 Minute Train to Shanghai | Where did you go? What did you do? | may 2009
3: March 2009
4: Nomads is held each April on the campus of Heart of God. It's a weekend where nomadic tribes of the world are learned about and it's a great time of worship. You really had a good time. | Over 300 people came this year. | April 2009 | you and your dad
5: Your dad was one of the speakers this year.. | James in the children's program. | drum circle | John and Eric baptized nine people that weekend! | worship | Jamie
6: Murphy turned 14 on May 28th!
8: to | dunhuang | shanghai | chengdu | in the gobi desert on the silk road | jin li street | old shanghai district | May 2009
9: We visited five cities and had an awesome time with our friends. You really liked the camels. | shanghai | chengdu | xining | tongren | shanghai | chengdu | shanghai | chengdu | a squatty potty on the train
10: The Buddha | Tongren is in the foothills of the Himalayas. Half of the town is a Buddhist monastery. | May 2oo9
11: The town sits at 11,OOO feet above sea level and is bitter cold most of the year. You liked seeing all the monks.
13: In February of this year, we began to watch the LOST tv series that had been on for five years. We were so hooked that we often watched three or four episodes in one night! It took a couple of months to watch all five seasons. Some years had 34 episodes! We've caught up now to season six and we're waiting impatiently for February 2010 to come - when the sixth season is set to begin! This is our FAVORITE tv show! | Hurley is our favorite character.
14: festival | Oklahoma | June 2009
15: The Red Earth Festival draws over 39 American Indian tribes from all over the nation. The dancing and singing are incredible. This was quite an experience. You actually didn't go to this - I did! I want you to go with me next year because you are part Cherokee!
16: stephen | hannah
17: We went to Doug and Aimee's house to celebrate the 4th of July. You and Stephen and Hannah set off fireworks for several hours. Your favorites are the bottle rockets.
18: our den
19: grammy's living room | your school room | our kitchen | your bedroom
20: maw maw | paw paw | my grandparents | Maw Maw and Paw Paw live in Heber Springs. You visit them often. She cooks for you and spoils you while you are there.
21: grammy | granddad | coco your great-grandmother | Your Grammy died in March of 2008. We all miss her so much. We lived with her and Granddad for two years before she died. Granddad still lives with us. Your great-grandmother, Coco, is 91 this year. She lives in Fort Smith.
22: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission National Fish Hatchery
23: Heber Springs Lake | You like to go spend three or four days in Heber with Maw Maw and Paw Paw. They take you fishing and swimming down at the lake. You've visited the fish hatchery and gone on little hikes with them. You always have fun when you visit them. | summer 2009
24: Your mom and dad are both 43 this year.
25: Your Mom & Dad flew down to Monterrey for the Oasis - Heart of God missionary boot camp graduation ceremony. Your Dad was one of the speakers that evening. We stayed for several days to spend time with each other and explore Mexico. You were hoping to get to go in October but it didn't work out! | august
26: This was your first trip to India. We went to visit Albert, Jaia and Jasmin. We all really had a lot of fun. You said that so far, India is your favorite country.
28: times square | We had an l8 hour layover in NY so we went down to Times Square. You ended up on Good Morning America. MawMaw even saw you on national tv. | You stood behind Diane Sawyer while she gave the news.
29: central park
30: U2 CONCERT | october 18
31: Your Dad took you to your first BIG concert to see U2. It's your favorite band and the concert was awesome. You stood in your seat and yelled and sang the entire concert. You're dad said that he wouldn't have missed going and watching you at the concert for anything in the world!
32: heart of god | Eric is the Mission Director for HGM in Oklahoma City. We spend a week each month there on campus. You have a great time playing with all the kids. | john | logan | maia | Mica, Noah & Seth
33: Miriam is one of the cats that lives on campus. When she sees us drive up she starts meowing and knows she'll be sleepin' inside with us for the next week.
34: We work in the l0/40 window - the part of the world where 90% of the lost live. | Every Nation & Heart of God Mission Agencies | Albert is Eric's Indian partner. We've seen over 250,00 new believers come to Christ in the last 4 years. | You met a Tibetan monk on the streets of Chengdu, China.
35: The tired, hopeless, worn down and weary need to hear about the unconditional, limitless love of Jesus. | We currently have work in the following countries: India, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Senegal, Uganda and Egypt. | Eric and Albert train Christian Indian men to go out in the villages and jungles of India to tell about the Love of Christ. This is a picture of one group of trained missionaries. They do this at least three times a year.
37: You and your dad went duck hunting with Matt Mosler and the Wild Man - Steve Wilson. It was your first duck hunt and you were totally hooked! The Wild Man even put you on his tv show. Now all you do is beg to go again! | november
38: A nerd, Fancy Nancy & a storm trooper went trick or treating one dark and scary night.
40: Thank you, Lord. How could I ask for more. | Listening to Grant laugh, holding Eric's hand, Daddy well and content...
42: caroling in oklahoma | celebrating with stephen & hannah
43: Maia and Logan spent Christmas with us this year but somehow I ended up not getting a picture of all of us!
44: The day you were born... | James Gunnison Grant Guthrie | You had flipped and turned inside me until you tied a knot in your umbilical cord! You can see it in the picture. It tightened as you were born. Your lips turned blue but then immediately pinked back up. You were beautiful.! | This picture was taken at the hospital - the day you were born.
45: Dec. l8, l996 Time: 8:40am Weight: 7 lbs 7 oz Length: l9 3/4" Place: Baptist Hospital Little Rock, AR | it snowed, it was your parents 9th anniversary, it was the sweetest gift your dad and I every received. | We were so proud of you. People would stop and look at you because you were so CUTE. We love you so much.
46: december 18th | You celebrated at HGM. All the kids and | Noah
47: the entire staff showed up to eat cake with you!
48: on to l3...