DÁndra started middle school. She also moved up into Blazers, the ministry group for middle school-aged kids. She loves going to church and Blazers! I was apprehensive about DÁndra attending middle school but she is doing really well!
Alex is blossoming as a singer and a musician. He wrote several songs that we’re working on getting recorded. Last Friday Alex was part of a team – former X Factor Contestant Rylie Brown, Maddie Watts and Hudson Watts that sang Christmas carols at City Union Mission, a homeless shelter in Kansas City.
Alex is going to Camp Electric in Nashville this summer. We held a concert to help raise money for Camp Electric. Here’s a clip from that concert.
Chris has had an amazing 2014. God blessed him with a great scholarship to attend the Kansas City Art Institute. He helps lead worship at World Revival Church in the Northland.
Chris graduated valedictorian and was the star of Guys and Dolls, the school musical.
Erin, my gorgeous niece who was living with us, married Alexander Taylor. Erin moved to Panama City, Florida where her husband is based. Alexander is a military policeman in the Airforce.
Jerome is in the second year of his catering company, Haywood Catering & Event Management. He celebrated his 10th anniversary at Lowes and was named employee of the year for his store. God has blessed Jerome with favor and wisdom for managing the Haywood ship, his company as well as his volunteer activities.
Jerome prays every week for people at the House of Hope & Healing and serves in the call center and choir. He is a busy man!
I’ve been amazed at God’s goodness in 2013. I’m in the third year of my business, Haywood Marketing & Communications. I’m also putting the finishing touches on my book, 10 Keys to Raising Kids That Love God. My goal is to get it published late 2014. I’m editor of Spirit Led Woman which has been a dream gig for me. I also continue to manage marketing for several businesses.
I pray that you would know the wonder of His presence and the warmth of who He is with your family during the holidays!