Merry Christmas from the Gattos!!!
A Picture Tells a Thousand Words! We wanted to share with you a picture journey of our year!
Celebrating one and a half years as Senior Pastor at Grace Bible Chapel in Chester, NJ (The same chapel Cher grew up in).
We spent the summer and into the fall renovating the main house called "The Manse."
The church begin in 1960 in the farm house living room. Found this picture from the 1940s...
And today we have the amazing privilege to call it home...
Our blessings this year include watching our children settle and thrive! They started at the American Christian School in the fall, and although Maddie came back to home school, all are doing very well and enjoying new and old friends.
Maddie raised a Seeing Eye puppy (Ted)
And then received her own... (Oakley, our new Shiloh Shepherd!)
Sam still loves music and recently took some classes in recording. He has also had the opportunity to be part of worship at the church and open mic night at Starbucks.
Meagan's boyfriend, Arthur, has come to visit the states twice. We've enjoyed getting to know him more and more with each trip. He has become a real part of the family!
Cher keeps writing and had the privilege to go to the national conference in Texas with Maddie.
A friend helped design her novel cover and the manuscript is in the hands of two publishers for review (We'll see!)
She also began teaching this year at American Christian (Algebra 1 and Psychology). It has been a huge blessing! One of her students drew the self-portrait below ;)
Peter and Noah have gone full board ;) with snow boarding and are looking forward to a snowy winter!
We also enjoyed a trip to Florida with my family and, of course, visited the rodeo!
We are so thankful for God's amazing love.
As seasons change, His love remains!
From our home to yours!!! May you rest in His unchanging heart this Christmas!!!
Love, Peter, Cher, Meagan, Sam, Madalen, Zachary, and Noah