Dear Loved Ones,
Our family has embraced EXPERIENCES and EXPANSION this year via new opportunities and travel. We enjoyed a beautiful family mission trip to Columbia in April, and Heather ventured to Mexico and Belize for yoga retreats. (She’s heading back to Belize in 2019 — please join her!)
“I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!” — 2 Corinthians 6:11-13, The Message
Madeline and Mackenzie have amazing opportunities lined up for 2019! In lieu of birthday and Christmas gifts, we are asking family and friends to consider supporting their unique adventures.
❦ In February, Kenzie will be performing with Stage Dreams Theater at JTF West. The Junior Theater Festival (JTF) is the world’s biggest and best celebration of young people performing musical theater. This festival takes place in Sacramento, CA in February 2019 and the Dream Troupe will be performing a 15 minute production of Mulan Jr., as well as participating in educational workshops. Stage Dreams Theater is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please donate to Stage Dreams Theater and dedicate to MACKENZIE WIEST.
❦ Madeline will be traveling to Italy and Greece in June 2019 with fellow Latin students from her high school. This Ancient Mediterranean journey through EF Educational Tours will be a trip of a lifetime for Maddie and her classmates! View the full itinerary and her personal fundraising page HERE.
We are extremely grateful for your love and support of these endeavors! Thank you for investing in meaningful life experiences for our family. We deeply treasure your prayers for safe travels. May we all continue to LOVE, SERVE, and INSPIRE locally and globally through our thoughts, words, and actions!
May you be blessed beyond measure! ❦
With love and gratitude,
Jon, Heather, Madeline, and Mackenzie