Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Merry CHRISTmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry CHRISTmas!!!!!!!

Merry CHRISTmas from the Zesch family

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder, and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6

We gathered together in September with almost everyone.  It's always a challenge to get us all together.
We had everyone except Joy(missionary in Soroti, Uganda) and Alex(Patty's husband who could not get off work).
Pictures below are Joy in Soroti and the Rivera family

For those of you who do not know we recently had a tragedy in our family.
This our handsome 19 yr. old CFNI student.  He lived life to the fullest and is now seated at the throne of God.

Joshua Zesch was born June 18, 1999 to Roy and Julie Julie Zesch of San Angelo, TX. Joshua passed away November 17, 2018 in a single vehicle accident.
Joshua is survived by his parents Roy and Julie Zesch of San Angelo and 9 siblings, Annie Zesch of San Angelo, Jenny McClure and husband Justin of San Angelo, Patty Rivera and husband Alexander of Midland, Joy ZeschJimmie Zesch, Michael Zesch, Matthew Zesch, Stella Zesch, and Amy Zesch all of San Angelo. He is also survived by 4 nieces: Kaylin McClure, Kennedy McClure, Eleanor Rivera, and Kambry McClure. As well as grandparents Gary and Carole Zesch of Mason, and Wilbur and Margaret Mengers of Johnson City.
Joshua was a homeschool graduate and a student at Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX. He worked as a valet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas. He was serving in the Youth Ministry at the Rock Church in Seagoville, TX, and it was his desire to eventually be enrolled in either CFNI’s Youth Major or the Worship Major.
Joshua loved to have fun. To him, life was one big party and he was the host. He loved his nieces and had lots of other children that consider him their uncle. He loved to joke, fish, drive, eat, hunt and tell stories (with some slight exaggeration). His smile and laugh were known to anyone who ever met him. He had volunteered at House of Faith in San Angelo and Celebration Church Kids Camp where many young people looked up to him and enjoyed his playful spirit.
A memorial service to honor Joshua was held Sunday November 25, 2018 3:00 pm at Celebration Church San Angelo. Burial was at the Zesch family cemetery in Mason on Monday November 26, 2018 at 11 am. Pallbearers were Mike Schmitz, Sterling Barker, Weston ClarkCaleb KingTy HarrisJonathan Criner, Luke Huston, Joshua KingDavid Jones, David Chesser, Reid Needham, and Cody Wyatt.
In lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to Christ For the Nations Institute, CFNI.org or House of Faith ministries hofministries.org/
Annie is always taking care of all of us.  She took Joshua to CFNI in July to get settled in his dorm.  Annie works at House of Faith in San Angelo, as a nurse at Shannon Hospital as needed and as a Home Health Pediatric nurse as needed.

The McClure family - Jenny and Justin, Kaylin (4) Kennedy (2) and Kambry (4 months). Justin is the science department head at Glenn Middle School. Jenny works with a realtor in San Angelo and is a fantastic mommy to these precious 3 girls.

The Rivera family - Alex, Patty, Eleanor (2) and 3.2 live in Midland.  Alex works as a radiographer on pipelines.  Parry holds down the fort for Alex and is a wonderful mommy to Eleanor and baby Rivera who will join us in June.

Joy (18) missionary in Soroti, Uganda homeschooling children of a missionary family who work for Water for All International.

Jimmie (16) is a Sophomore this year.  He works at a cafe about 4 miles from our house in Mereta.  Jimmie also volunteers at House of Faith  and loves his gymnastics class.

Michael and Matthew (14) are in the 8th grade this year.  They love anything outdoors.  They are also in gymnastics, they love it and are mastering their double back flip.  They also volunteer at House of Faith.

Stella (12) is in the 6th grade.  She is an excellent pianist.  Stella also enjoys gymnastics, she just learned to throw her round off back flip.  Stella is also volunteering at House of Faith.

Amy (9) is in the 3rd grade.  She takes piano lessons, loves gymnastics, and really loves horses.  She rides any chance she gets.

Roy is a real estate agent in San Angelo at Coldwell Banker Legacy.  He loves helping people with real estate;  buying, selling, finding a ranch or their forever home. He also enjoys raising our grass fed beef.  

I love being a wife and mommy and still really enjoy putting on Heart of Motherhood Retreat in February each year.

Look us up when you are in the San Angelo area, we'd love to see you!!!


Eleanor's 2

We celebrated this sweet girls 2nd birthday and oh, it was soooo fun!!!

When Nana wanted a picture of all the grands, Eleanor was just DONE!!  One of my favorite pictures!!

Fun on the lake and 19th birthday celebration

Happy 19th to this handsome boy, now man!!!!!
We celebrated on the lake, a place he loves!!!!!!

Drama - Famous Kids of the Bible

SALT home school coop presents Famous Kids of the Bible

As four modern day children prepare for a church musical, feeling extremely unimportant, they are visited by "Zach" Zacchaeus, who introduces them to many "Famous Kids of the Bible"

Michael as Sampson

Stella and Matthew as the two of the modern day children

Amy and her friend Nikki passing out programs, who were also the spies Rahab hid
Jimmie the sound man