The Draper's Diary
October 2002

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12

10/29/02 - Greetings from Minnesota this cold fall evening.  We pray this finds you all healthy and happy.

The school year is rapidly passing by. Kevin actually had a mid-term break a few weeks ago. That translates to a 3-day weekend with a Monday off from classes.  It was a welcome break because he had been under a lot of stress the week before the break.  He conducted his first evening chapel service at MLC on October 10th.  He spoke on Philipians 4:8, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.”  He did a very good job, and we were quite proud of him.  It turned out that a very large crowd attended chapel that night, but Kevin took it all in stride!

Benjamin continues to change and grow each day.  He will be celebrating a three-year-old birthday in November.  We made a cute video of him last night, especially with his PawPaw Wilson in mind (hint - he is a football fan). Click here if you would like to download the video.  It is about 1.3 meg in in Real format.

The rest of us are rolling along.  Our days are filled with church and school activities, music lessons, reading (the boys and I, Sallie, just finished a book on the Pony Express, and I’m listening to “To Kill A Mockingbird” on tape), and lots of play time.  I have spent this month preparing for a craft show being held here in New Ulm in the historic John Lind House November 8-10th.  This the first time I’ve ever done anything like this.  I will be selling crocheted rag rugs, hot pads, coasters and other little goodies. Please visit my web site for a sneak peek, Rag Rug Crossing ( Once the craft fair is behind me, I hope to develop the web site more for selling the rugs over the Internet.

I will close for now and post a few new pictures.  Come back next month for more Draper’s Diary news!  God’s Blessings to you all!

Kevin is teaching the boys to play Risk.

Luke is a serious Lego man!  Here is his Christmas creation, a fireplace, lots of presents, and a Christmas tree.

We hosted a costume party get together for our Seminary Certification friends. What a blessing it is to have such a wonderful group of people with whom to share this experience!

Brian and Kevin entertained us with a Greek version of “Green Eggs and Ham”.

Arleen is a serious Packer fan!

April was Miss America.  What a beauty!

Sasha was a maid, and
Chris was Austin Powers.

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