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What a summer!

By Chris Malone | Aug 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Summer has flown by. I remember thinking at the end of May what a long Summer it would be – because we would be so busy. I look back at it and think – what a short Summer this was! Short or long – it was an AWESOME summer! We made so many new […]

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JBU’s Cathedral Choir Tour of Northern Ireland

By Chris Malone | Jun 26, 2017 | Comments Off on JBU’s Cathedral Choir Tour of Northern Ireland
ireland, sunset, landscape

Before camp, I had the opportunity to visit and sing in Northern Ireland with JBU’s Cathedral Choir. This song was one of my absolute favorites. The lyrics are so powerful and full of truth and life. Please take a moment to listen to it! The video has footage from a few of the places we went […]

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Get Real

By Chris Malone | Jun 4, 2017 | 3 Comments

Life with lots of kids can be hard. Life with a child with Down syndrome can be hard. Life with five kids with Down syndrome can be downright suffocating. This isn’t a pity party. And there’s no need for anyone to say, “You brought it on yourselves,” or, “You should have thought about that before […]

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Mission Trip: Krivoy Rog

By Bethany Malone | Apr 4, 2017 | 4 Comments

This past week, Seth and I were able to travel to a place in Ukraine called Krivoy Rog for a mission trip through our school. Krivoy Rog is a city that is south of Kyiv and took us about six hours by train to get down there. Our team consisted of me, Seth, a fellow […]

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This is Us

By Chris Malone | Mar 20, 2017 | 5 Comments

It’s been an eventful several weeks. One significant happening is that we celebrated the 8th anniversary of bringing Matthew and Micah out of their orphanage and mental institution. If I said that a lot has happened in the last eight years, that would be a gross understatement.

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How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

By Chris Malone | Feb 23, 2017 | Comments Off on How Deep the Father’s Love for Us


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What’s New?

By Chris Malone | Feb 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

Somehow, we managed to survive the scourge of 2017 – all nine of us who were sick with the stomach virus recovered and lived to tell about it. Thankful that’s over! We are getting ready for Spring. Tomorrow promises a high of 50 degrees (okay – so what if it’s going to be cloudy and […]

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A busy, busy week!

By Chris Malone | Feb 5, 2017 | 14 Comments

Our first real update from Ukraine! This may get long – my apologies at the beginning. If it was a perfect world, we could easily write a post every day. I (Chris) finally arrived on January 26. I thought I would NEVER get here. We made the trip without too much trouble. Overall, my back […]

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Home in the other Home

By Chris Malone | Jan 16, 2017 | 2 Comments

Home again (in the other home). Almost. January 14 we were making the final push to be ready to leave the house where we were staying at 6:15 a.m.  I was packing my carry-on and reached down to pick up a passport off the edge of the bed and I suddenly had a fiery, raging […]

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Ethan Update – Friday, February 6

By Chris Malone | Feb 6, 2015 | Comments Off on Ethan Update – Friday, February 6

The scope revealed more, not less pus in the lung than there was on Tuesday. Balancing lots of factors, we have decided that I will take Ethan to America on Sunday morning for further care. We’ve been in contact with our pediatrician in Oklahoma City and he’s working on getting us appropriate appointments. We have […]

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