Richard and Judy Olenik

Richard and Judy Olenik serve as the northeastern Area Representatives for Mission Aviation Fellowship, promoting missions endeavors worldwide. Check out their web page here:

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  • Rich and Judy Olenik December 2012 Update
    Greetings from Speculator,
    Hope you’re doing well!
    This is the first Christmas letter in 35 years that is not  coming to you through MAF.  As most of you know, we retired from MAF in April.  We were overwhelmed by the various retirement parties, cards and gifts that we received.  Thanks so much!  We are still volunteer MAF Advocates.
    We were able to drive to Idaho in June for our Advocate meetings, retirement dinner and family conference.  It was great to spend time with many of you on that trip.  We brought Katrina, Grace and Faith back with us in the van.  The girls did so well…even when the air conditioning broke in Nebraska in 90-degree weather.  The attached picture was taken in July when everyone was able to come here to Speculator except for Josh…and then on October 27th baby Eden Marie (our ninth grandchild!! And Mom’s 14th great grandchild!!) was born to Joel and Natalie in Lynchburg, VA 24503 (322 Sumpter).  Joel is still working at Liberty University and Natalie will return to teaching at the classical school in January.  We spent Thanksgiving with them.
    Sandy  and Luke bought a house in April and we were able to help them move in.  Luke is still a Professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL  32601 (706 SW 21st Avenue).  Bonnie & Josh still live in Collierville, TN  38017 (508 Sagewood Drive).  Bonnie is still an ER nurse and Josh is still a fireman but is going to school to become a Physician’s Assistant.  Lance & Katrina still live in Caldwell, ID  83607 (4323 Ashton Avenue) and Lance is still the webmaster for MAF.
    We decided that the three of us would go to Bonnie’s for Christmas and stay until the end of March.  During that time we will go to Gainesville and check out some assisted living places for Mom.  Please pray that we can sell this house in Speculator and eventually all end up in Gainesville.
    We hope you all have a very special Christmas and if we ever get settled in Gainesville, we hope you will come and see us!
    Love Rich, Judy & Marie

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