|College Highlights - Elementary Education major. BA, Asbury College,
l959. Graduate work at University of Washington. Who's Who in American Colleges
and Universities, Asbury College, l959.
Marriage and Family Highlights - Married Ed Randal in August 1961. We have 2 children, Wendy and Scott. Wendy graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in Education. She home schools her girls, Hayley (13) and Heather (12) and together with Dave, will take the girls on a "field trip" to Egypt in November. Scott received his masters from University of Texas in Linguistics and served 8 years as a translator with Wycliffe in Sudan. At present he is a stay-at-home dad for his privileged little son, Max (1 1/2).
Homemaker and/or Career Highlights - I taught children in New Jersey, Washington and in an American school in Taiwan, where my husband and I were missionaries with SEND International for 7 years. We studied Taiwanese and attempted to show and tell about God in a primitive village where idol worship and superstition were all the people had known.
Later in Michigan I taught in a Program in Language Acquisition Techniques for missionary and business personnel who were headed to various countries. PILAT focuses on skills for understanding another language and for speaking it well. I also became the coordinator for preparing children (7-17) of people going overseas to learn to accept differences and to value their experiences.
Travel/Vacation Highlights - Because we live in the spectacular Pacific Northwest, we enjoy time at the ocean and hiking breathtakingly beautiful trails in the mountains. A year ago a big brown bear surprised us when he got up out of the bushes about 30 feet away from where we were and lumbered away. (I'm very thankful he "lumbered away"!!)
Hobbies/sports - The library is giving me a boost on things I'm interested in like taking good pictures, sketching, giving better haircuts and learning how to talk to my hand without looking stupid (or be a ventriloquist.)
Civic/Church/Political Activities - Ed pastors an Evangelical Presbyterian Church that he started in 1990. Seven of our members (including our son-in-law) work at Microsoft. We have nearly 70 children in our congregation of 165 plus a couple of people in their 90's as well - my dad and Ed's mom!
Planning our Church Family Camp has been my joy for 8 years, but now I get to clap and cheer for others who beautifully handle this weekend highlight of our church. During worship services I sometimes teach 1st and 2nd graders, and I often make "Listening Folders" for children through 4th grade who stay with their parents in worship.
We attended a Marriage Encounter and have led several Marriage Enrichments for our church.
Achievements/Awards/ Outstanding Events- For our oldest granddaughter's 13th birthday this fall Ed and I hiked with her up Mt Si - 4 very steep miles up and 4 "not such a piece of cake" miles down.
Anything else - All that matters for eternity is our relationship with God and with each other.