Another Step Closer to Marriage

Jon and I finally found an apartment! By the time this newsletter is published, it will be just over a month until our wedding. This will be the home where we start the next season of our lives together. We both were impressed by the apartment when we saw it. A few hours later we […]

Jon and Kylie are Engaged!

Kylie Yano, my fiancée, wrote about our engagement from her perspective.   Jon and I have had much to praise God for in the last few months, especially back in May.  My family had been in San Diego for Jon’s seminary graduation, but that was not the only event they were in town for.  In […]

Christmas Time

Even though it is now late-January, I want to take some time to reflect on 2014’s Christmas. The holidays, in recent years, have been a journey of reconciling familial relationships. When I moved to San Diego, the physical distance intensified the emotional distance with my family. It worsened when my father passed away in 2006. […]