McMurphy’s 2011 Seasonal Letter
2012 New Year’s Letter – John & Kay McMurphy
Wow, can’t believe how fast the years go by. This school year found four of our grand children in home school. All are making great progress in their studies.
Kay continues as Master Teacher in the Primary Division at newly renamed Noble Academy in north Greensboro. The school is doubling it’s space and is set to occupy a newly added building in January. She is involved in mentoring new teachers, arranging intern schedules as well as teaching reading, science, math, and English to primary students.
John was blessed with a 4 month contract at nearby Guilford Technical Community College. He teaches College Study Skills to developmental students at both the High Point and Jamestown campuses. This upcoming semester he will pioneer a new course, College Transfer Success to help students prepare for a transfer to one of the 16 NC state universities. He just heard some good news that his 4 month contract was renewed for the rest of the school year.
Jason, Amy, and their family continue to live in Macon, GA. Jason just moved into Human Resources with an insurance company, where he has been working for the last few years. We had the opportunity to visit them during the Thanksgiving holiday and Amy and the boys will be with us for New Years festivities. Jason and Amy have become actively involved in the music ministry of Mable White Baptist Church .
Nathan and Kimberly had quite a scare this summer as Kimberly’s father experienced a heart attack. Rev. Ron Haithcock has made a full recovery and continues filling the pulpit at Providence Wesleyan Church in Archdale, NC. Nathan serves in a part time role as youth pastor at this same church and also works full-time at a local school.
This past summer we were able to visit Kay’s parents at their home in Springfield, OR. It was a great time to see other relatives including Kay’s bother Dave and sister Karen. A highlight of the trip for me, was to see our nephew Matt, and the transforming power of Christ in his life.
Kay has eclipsed John in embracing new technology, using SMART Boards at school, Facebook, digital microscopes, Haiku online and the campus cloud. HP announced a fire sale on their Touchpads and Kay picked one up and hasn’t laid it down since. She messages, reads, does grocery lists, reads the Bible and plays Angry Birds.
John and Kay both are involved in teaching ministry with the Burmese at First Wesleyan. In addition John finds a little time around his schedule to help with needs in the émigré community. See you on facebook or on this blog .
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– John and Kay