There’s HOPE series
Rehab Scripture Hebrews 12
Born and raised in Indiana, God transplanted me, along with my husband Matthew, in Wichita, KS during the fall of 1997. It is here we have bloomed where God has planted us and we have spent the majority of our married life. It is here that God blessed us with a set of twins through adoption in 2005. Walter and Dorothy are now 17 years old and going to be seniors this fall.
I have a degree in Special Education and taught in public schools for 10 years then went on to tutor special needs students who were homeschooled. After adopting our children, I became a stay home mom.
Following Jesus and serving Him is my happy place. My family and I attend Believers Southern Baptist Church where I teach Sunday school, sing in the choir, help lead children’s choir, participate in Bible studies, and participate in an outreach at a local rehabilitation center.
Koinonia Senior Care is a very special organization to me. It allows me to use my gifts and talents to serve and love on senior adults. My grandmothers were wonderful women who greatly influenced my life, but I was not able to be in Indiana to help them regularly as they entered their later years. Koinonia allows me to lavish on others the love and care I wanted to display to them.
Favorite Scriptures: Psalm 119:105 and John 3:16
Hobbies: Card making and crafting
Favorite pastimes: singing, reading, watching movies, teaching, serving others
I love the ocean and sea shells.
I love chocolate turtles.
I am a breast cancer and brain tumor survivor.
I cannot taste or smell.
Nancy was born and raised in Wichita. She lived in CT from 1973-2001 where she raised her three daughters, worked for Bloomfield Public works and was active in her church and community. In 2001 she moved back to Wichita to help take care of her parents. She was their full-time care-giver for the next 12 years. In 2007 she married Dick Yarnell and his three sons! Yes that makes us the Brady Bunch. Her full time job is being grandma to 23 grandchildren and 4 (almost 5) great-grandchildren. She’s also active in her church and runs the church library.
Favorite scripture: Psalms 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God”.
Fun Facts: She lives in her childhood home, can walk on stilts and delivered her 3rd baby by herself at home. (not by choice)
Jan is retired and a grandmother of 15. She received a degree in Music Education from Emporia State University as a non-traditional student. She has always loved the study of God’s Word and has taught high school Sunday School and women’s groups as well as directing various church and community sacred choirs. She has a background in music as a soloist and plays guitar and piano. “I love seniors, cherish their friendship, and enjoy sharing encouragement from the Word of God with them.”
FUN FACTS: Jan loves to read Christian historical fiction, playing games with family, Mandala dot painting, and crochet.
I am a recent transplant to Wichita from my birthplace, Colorado. People always ask, “Why did you move to Kansas from Colorado?!?” The answer: It was definitely a “God thing”! We find Wichita is a well-kept secret and are exceeding glad that our Sovereign Father’s guiding hand has brought us here. I am married these 48 years to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 sons and 5 grandchildren. And, oh, the sweetest doggie, a Schnoodle, Tucker. We are retired and find we love the options of having a lot, little, or nothing to do! However, I cannot stay idle for long. I love all kinds of textile/needle arts, embroidery of all types, crochet, knitting, sewing, and I do stain glass. My granddaughter and I recently painted rocks. I also love to travel and have been to all 50 states and about 10 foreign countries. We actually lived in Germany for several years. Another love is to read!
I enjoy reading history and biographies, but my far, reading and digging deep into the Word of the Living God – the Bible – is my ardent passion. Christine asked for my favorite verse… I have so very many, but at present my favorite word in the Bible is “BEHOLD”. Not a word in our common vocabulary, but BEHOLD, to me, means to STOP! – FOCUS MY ATTENTION – AND MARVEL at what is to follow. How often we just hurry along without taking time to BEHOLD people, nature, circumstances that the LORD has put in our path. So, I commend you to – BEHOLD!
How did I come to Koinonia Senior Care? Another “God thing” of a long string of acquaintances and circumstances. I had the privilege of helping take care of my precious Mommy during the last of her 91 years, and in doing so, got to know so many of her dear widowed friends. What wonderful stories, great wisdom, humor, humility and character they shared. So, when the LORD put KSC in my path – it just seemed another dose of all those wonderful “goodies” was coming my way once again. I find I “get” more than I could ever give. Providing transportation to appointments is an opportunity to utilize the resources that the LORD has given me to show His lovingkindness as we take a journey to behold whatever and where ever He has the road lead us….