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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Blessings to Fred!!

I wanted to take a few minutes and tell everyone about a special friend of ours. Fred Amstutz is a 20 year old young man who is leaving on Thursday, May 22 for a year-long missions trip to Papau, New Guinea. He has been a friend of ours for about 5 years, and for most of 2007, he was also an employee and a housemate of ours.

Fred came to our farm a very green farm hand, and when he left, he was a very valued, handy employee/friend, and was able to do most anything on the farm except mix feed. He and Chuck spent quite a bit of time discussing cow-stuff throughout his days here, and he became a very handy vet's assistant.

One of their jobs that the 2 of them really had down to a science was treating fresh cows with a 10 gallon drench-

Fred was and is a valued friend, but we really enjoyed our time together as co-workers as well. My only regret about his time here was that we were ALWAYS SOOOO BUSY!

The children enjoyed working with Fred, and Fred enjoyed them-he also enjoyed the baby calves. He was the most patient calf-feeder we have had-if we had a big enough dairy to need a full-time nursery man, Fred would have had the job!
One of the many jobs he learned to handle was scraping the manure 2x a day while the cows were being milked
A rare down moment-Nick and Fred putting a global puzzle together-it was a wonderful time of learning more about world-geography, as well as sharing laughs
again, feeding calves together-always smiles and laughter too!!
Fred is a wonderful young man, with a true heart for the Lord. He is gentle and kind and very compassionate, and will make a wonderful missionary. We will be praying diligently for you and your family Fred, over the next year, and especially the next 24 hours, when you will be flying for 16 hours into the tropics-it is bound to be hot there!! May God richly bless you, and hold you in the palm of His hand until your return next year.

Many Blessings Dear Friend

In Him

The Waughtals

1 comment:

Dawn said...

What a blessing that God has called this young man overseas!

My church has a few missionaries we support in Papau New Guniea.

It's a rare thing to see a 20 year old that hard of a worker. Praise the Lord! He will make a young lady a proud husband one day. :-)

I love your new layout! It's great!

Hope you are having a most blessed weekend!
Happy Memorial Day!

~ Dawn