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Family Flyer - March eNews
Saturday, April 9, 2016

Trinity Baptist Church, Nashua, NH

Patriots Special Teams Captain Matthew Slater

H.I.M.'s annual purity conference for teens and parents is coming soon!  Speakers include: Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen, Nate Parks, Matthew and Shahrzad Slater, Adam Rowe, Lisa Friesen, Kate Wylie, Christopher and Dorothy Greco, and former Patriots player Don Davis.  Download a bulletin insert PDF to print for your church here.
Early registration rates end March 31st.  Click the link below to register.  Seats are limited! 

Engagement Matters
April 2-3, 2016

Twice a year, Paul and Virginia Friesen offer engaged and pre-engaged couples a special weekend full of laughter, teaching, and a plethora of unparalleled resources for preparing for marriage, including talks on temperament differences, communication, and all that God designed marriage to be.  It's an amazing weekend and previous attendees rave about it. This will be the final weekend offered during this ministry year.

Engagement Matters Details and Registration Info
From the Friesen Kitchen


Ingredients and Procedures:

In a blender, blend:                
    1 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves 
    1 cup firmly packed fresh parsley leaves
    1/2 cup pine nuts (or substitute walnuts)
    1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

With the motor running, add:
    1 cup olive oil

Blend until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper, and if necessary, add more olive oil to thin it to desired consistency.  

Store in glass container covered with 1/2 inch olive oil and a lid.  Keep refrigerated, or can be frozen (plastic container OK).  

Serve at room temperature, tossed with hot pasta, or over sliced tomatoes.  Also good with turkey or chicken, on hamburgers, etc.  

Keeping Up with Paul and Virginia

Paul and Virginia have been speaking at a string of marriage conferences across the country, most recently in Newport, RI. That was where the annual H.I.M. marriage conference was held again this year, with 127 couples in attendance. We had wonderful times of worship, led by Danny Oertli, great workshops to choose from, and four powerful sessions led by Paul and Virginia.  Virginia writes in detail on her blog about the many other marriage conferences they've spoken at since the beginning of the year.  It's great reading!

Friesens_ granddaughter_ Rachel
Rachel Johnson at 3 months
It seems that no matter where the Friesens speak, there are always plenty of friends who live nearby who want to see them while they're in town - and Paul and Virginia make time to meet up with as many as they can!  That includes their own family, too, of course.  You can be sure they squeeze in as many visits to see those precious grandchildren as they are able.

In order to get back to New England in time for the "Marriage STRONG" conference, Paul and Virginia had to take a red-eye from Colorado where they were attending (and speaking at) the Pro Athletes Outreach conference.  Please know that your faithful and continuing prayers - for their ministry, for their health, for their energy, and for the many who hear their words - are affecting hundreds of lives.  I personally feel greatly privileged to partner with H.I.M., and I hope you do, too.  God is using you!

Barbara Steele
Home Improvement Ministries
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