Caiden and Kasey walked into the Wenatchee River on Sept. 17, 2023 with Troy Fitzgerald, Walla Walla University Church associate pastor. They have been married for about a year, and throughout the year their love for each other and God has grown.
Kasey works full-time in marketing and communications. Caiden is studying at Wenatchee Valley Community College to become a nurse and he works in health services. As Caiden enters into the nursing program, he is dedicated to using his gifts and influence to be “a cup of cool water” for those he is in contact with. His love for people is unmistakable. Both Kasey and Caiden are eager to foster their marriage with Christ first.
Ethan is in junior high at Cascade Christian Academy and made his decision to be baptized this year. Surrounded by family and friends in the community of faith, Ethan enrolled in service as a disciple of Jesus. Ethan has a sharp mind and a big heart, and it is evident that God has called him to a life of service and leadership.
Ethan and his spiritual mentor are working on the key checkpoints of the discipleship journey, and part of the effort is to consider his spiritual gifts. Leadership and prophecy are the prominent gifts he is exploring. Influence is the way you influence others, and the gift of prophecy is not foretelling the future, but speaking out on the most pivotal concerns in life.
The words offered in 1 Timothy are becoming true in Ethan’s life: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example, for the believers, in speech, life, love, faith and purity” (1 Tim. 4:12).