Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.” – Joshua 3:5
We began 2008 with a sense that something new was on the horizon for our family this year, though we weren’t sure what it would be. Pat celebrated 10 years with WaferTech in June and finished his college classes, earning his Associate’s degree in Industrial Water Treatment. We visited our friends in India in the summer and saw the amazing work God is doing there. Noah played coach pitch in the spring, graduated from kindergarten, started taking karate, and is now in the 1st grade (reading at the 2nd grade level) and a raving Star Wars fan. Kaara finished her first year of preschool, took a beginning dance class, and is now taking a Chinese dance class. Kris has managed to keep her job despite the real estate market and is continuing to help with the FCC website and Kaara’s preschool website.
In September, the much anticipated change occurred. Pat was hired as a Sr. Facilities Tech at SolarWorld in Hillsboro. This job will provide him with new opportunities, including, we hope, the chance to go to day shift in the next couple of years. As the economy struggles, we are grateful to be part of a growing sector, and looking forward to buying a new house in Hillsboro/Beaverton (possibly even in the neighborhood where Pat grew up) next year, and reconnecting with old friends (though we shall miss seeing our Camas/Washougal buddies as frequently).
We pray that you may grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God this Christmas and always.
The Keeners – Pat, Kris, Noah, and Kaara