THE HEAVILIN HERALD
Itís the beginning of June so this must be Indiana!
We arrived in Indiana on May 27. We spent last
evening listening to storm and tornado warnings. We
were in a safe place, but if we had been in the park
where we stayed for several years, the story would
have been different. We are grateful for Godís
timing and guidance.
Most of you received my note that little Lindsay
Groen entered into the presence of Jesus on May 16.
Although we are not part of the family, we are
grieving, too. Please remember Lindsayís parents Jon
and Laura and her little brother Tanner as well as
her grandparents Jan and Bill Welte and Warren and
Phyllis Groen and the extended family.
While our rig was parked in Missouri, we were able
to fly to Sacramento to attend Mellynís college
graduation. Mellyn graduated summa cum laude and we
are extremely proud of her and of her
accomplishments. Mellyn now has her teaching
credential and a good lead on a teaching position
for this fall. We had the privilege of taking part
in a wonderful party celebration and catered dinner.
Of course, Mellyn made sure we had enough food for
an army! Mike and Christian had prepared a beautiful
power point presentation in honor of Mellyn which
brought tears to everyoneís eyes.
We spent time at Matt and Debís and got to celebrate
Calebís 14th birthday with him.
We also had dinner several times with Deb and Matt
and visited their church many times as well.
Then we went on to Waukegan, Illinois and spent the
holiday weekend visiting our friends George and
Irene. We became friends more than 35 years ago when
George was the assistant pastor at Community Bible
Church. While visiting them we got to see their son
Jonathan, his wife and their two children. We also
were treated to a wonderful boat tour on Lake
Irene surprised us with a wonderful dinner and
decorated cake to celebrate our 50th. What fun!
While in Illinois we also got to visit Glenís Aunt
Kitty and husband Dave. Glen has the unique
situation of having an aunt who is younger than he
is! Aunt Kitty is dealing with radiation and chemo
treatments at the moment, so we were thrilled to get
to attend church with her and go out to dinner with
Kitty and Dave afterwards.
While we were in Kansas, we made routine visits to
our dentist, and while in Indiana, Marilyn visited
her Primary Care doctor. Our eye doctor is in
California! Oh the joys of traveling! We also had a
checkup on our rig since we bought it in Olathe, KS.
Most of that visit was routine although we did have
to have the driverís side windshield replaced
because a leak had developed. That repair required
that we stay in a motel for two nights. Gratefully
our insurance covered most of the cost for the
repair and all of the motel costs.
We are in Indiana to visit our family and to attend
Glenís fatherís memorial service in Richmond,
Indiana on June 8. A family reunion/campout has been
planned for that weekend, so we will move the rig to
Richmond on June 6. We look forward to visiting with
Heavilin aunts, uncles, cousins and siblings that
On June 9 we plan to head toward Michigan so that
Marilyn can visit some of her family, and then on to
Americaís Keswick where we will spend the summer.
Thank you for your faithful prayers for us and for
our health and safety.
Glen and Marilyn
Marilyn and Mellyn at Graduation
Matt and Deb
Caleb at 14th birthday dinner
George and Irene
Marilyn, Glen, Aunt Kitty and husband Dave
George Heavilin, 1914 - 2007