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Joys and Celebrations 



Veteran's Day Parade Photos:

It's never too late to celebrate our veterans!  Thanks to Sheila Hampton for sharing these!




















Arlene Ruckle:

One of our Chapel members and former Council member, Arlene Ruckle, recently moved to the Baltimore area to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Her new home is:

1634A Morse Rd,

Forest Hill, MD. 21050


Peggy Jones to Celebrate 90th Birthday:

We just learned that our dear friend and longtime member of Hedges Chapel, Peggy Jones, has moved from The Woods to be nearer to family. Typical of her, Peggy didn't want a fuss made, so she left without telling us. But, you may join us in sending her a card or note. Her address is:

                                  Peggy Jones 

                                  9657  Belair  Road,  Apt.1409,

                                  Nottingham  MD  21236.   

Also of note, Peggy's  90th  birthday  is  Jan. 3rd. Let's all wish Peggy much happiness in her new home.


Jjaja Teddy, Wasswa's Grandma:

We received the following update from Penny Gladwell about Wasswa and his grandma, Jjaja Teddy. Wasswa is the grandson of longtime Chapel member Gail Robbins. Some folks have been asking about them, so here it is - God is good!


A year ago, Wasswa's grandmother (Jjaja Teddy) was near death. Jjjaja Teddy has Type 2 diabetes and if it weren't for friends, the Deckard Family, she likely would have succumbed to the disease last November. The Deckards put the family in contact with a diabetes' specialist in the States who was able to refer them to the top diabetes' doctor in Uganda. Two weeks ago, although she was still frail, her health was much improved. Today a message was received that she has regained the use of her left hand which had been partially paralyzed the past two years!

This was the first time in 14 years Wasswa wasn't able to visit his Jjaja. She's so proud of him though, and was thrilled to receive the gifts Tukutana colleagues and his mother brought her: food, soap, a live turkey, photos, and a well-earned "Naval Academy Grandma" baseball cap!

Thanks to each of you who've prayed (and continue to pray) for Jjaja Teddy!

Adrianna Loya

Adrianna has been accepted at the Milton S. Hershey School in Hershey PA.  Many have asked how they can keep in touch with her when she is away from home.  Here's her address at school, and ideas of what you can send, from Beckie:

Adrianna Loya

SH Caramel

101 Sarena Lane

Hershey, PA 17033


She can receive letters, cards and photos.  Other items would have to include enough for 11 girls and should be limited to non-edibles, due to the sugar factor as well as allergies.

The photo to the left below was taken by Sheila Joy at Adrianna's celebration after the service on July 31.  The one to the right is from her first day of school at MHS.  We wish her well!

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