With Matthew’s approaching wedding to his dear Amanda Neely, we wanted to take Matthew away for the day and spend some special Wilkes Team time with him.
A favorite place that we all have loved to go ever since we were little is ‘White Oak Canyon’ in the Shenandoah Mountains.
It truly was a blessed and God ordained time. We are so excited for Matthew and Amanda! God truly makes all things beautiful in His time!
We love you, Matthew!
Our dear brother!
Family picture on the rock! Mom and Dad came here 28 years ago and started a tradition of taking a picture on the rock. We have come back and had a family picture on it every time God has blessed us with another Wilkes Team member.
This rock sits in the middle of a stream bed. As the years have gone by it has become a reminder to us of our spiritual rock: Jesus Christ. For at least the past 28 years this rock has been in the same place. No matter how bad the storms have been, it has remained steadfast.
Lu 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock
As we build our lives on the rock, which is Jesus Christ, we too will not be shaken no matter what comes our way.
1Co 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
We are grateful to the Lord that He has given us our brother Matthew. We are also grateful that Matthew has built his life on the Rock. We are confident that Christ in him will continue to guide and direct him.
Dinner at the Lodge!