Personal stories from missionaries Jake and Cayton Heath


Clipart Snow

I bet most of you have seen this before...
Its a clipart snowflake and I have to be honest with you...this California girl thought that someone was just being creative when they made it sorta like the person who first created the clipart heart...
that doesn't look anything like this...
Needless to say that I was happy thinking that snowflakes were little ice balls that collect on the ground that makes the piles of snow that accumulate in my yard. However the other day when I went to go get the mail I saw for the first time in all its glory this little wonder...
I am embarrassed to say how excited I was as I ran back to the house yelling to Jake..."Its clipart snow! For real the snow looks like clipart!" Doesn't that just make you appreciate our sweet Creator all the more! Jeremiah 33:3 says "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know."

Thank you to all of you who send us and pray for us here on our journey. Sometimes it's the big things God does that we notice, and sometimes it's the it's the little clipart snowflakes! :)

Thanks for stopping by!   ~Cayton~  


Christmas in California

Cayton here, I just wanted to report to you from the home front. First off, Jake and I would like to start off our 2013 blogging with a huge thank you to all of our many prayer and financial supporters. We would not be here at MMS serving God without your faithfulness and response to His call. Because of this said faithfulness we were able to save up enough money to travel to California for Christmas and New Years to be with our families. I am especially grateful for this since last year we had only just arrived in Coshocton so we were not able to make the journey back to California for the holiday festivities. This year we got to be a part of the crazy blessing of family fun, food, and "Fotos"(got to go with the F thing there). The following are some moments from our Christmas in California.

You can't have Christmas with out the ever important
Huge, tacky, and ever festive mug!! Its tradition that
we all have our own and they act as our place marker
at the table...this is my Dad's Santa mug.

Nothing like one of the new brother-in-laws to
stir things up a bit! (Photo Bomb!)

 Most people watch Christmas movies we watched
The Lego documentary on the 
National Geographic channel.

We each had a scripture card to read out loud before we
started opening presents.

 Awe, airplane ornament for Jake...appropriate
 and thoughtful!


 My dearest friend in the world, Annie,
and her husband Leelan came for
the festivities as well and its just
not Christmas if Annie doesn't bring
a massive assortment of delicious

My amazing mother and a way to
cheesey fantastic dinner.

 Awe, thats my Dad, he was ever trying to
find something on the TV to please us all!!
Love that guy!!

 This stunning image is of all the young guys 
(Jake, Stephen, Sam and Robbie)
 playing "Minotaurus".

Annie, Leelan, Cayton and Jake!

 For Christmas my mom wanted pictures of everyone. 
SO this is me setting up my softbox that I packed in
my luggage! Thank goodness I brought it since it
was raining the day we took pictures and we had
to setup under the backyard porch.

 Sam, Jake, Dad, Stephen
Sydney, Cayton, Mom, Madi

My wonderful Nonny and Poppy.

There was one more exciting thing that I wanted to share with you that happened this Christmas! Our super rad puppy-dog (a Goldendoodle), Chloe, had puppies!! So here are a few pictures of them... be prepared, they are adorable!! Thankfully the breeder that we got Chloe from has to deal with all the puppies.

Here are some of Chloe's puppies at 2 weeks old!

Here are all 9 of her sweet babies at 2 weeks.

Here are Chloe's puppies at almost 2 months old when we went to go bring Chloe home from being at the breeders.

 And here she is, our sweet Chloe, all done with
having puppies (for now) and home with us
again in Coshocton.

Well thanks for taken this time to catch up with the Heaths!! Until next time may God continue to show you His awesome grace and unshakeable faithfulness.


Cayton's Summer -- In a nutshell

This summer I had the privilege of coordinating, creating, and capturing both of my sisters' weddings with my mother and my dear friend Annie. This summer has just flown by! For June and July I was  in California helping my family and having a grande adventure, I got to hang out with supporters and plan and photograph my sisters weddings! Now, I do have to say that Jake was a champion during this time, if you prayed for him while I was in CA we both really appreciate it! He flew out to California for each wedding but could not stay for very long each time due to his apprenticeship work schedule. 

The way it worked out was that my sister Sydney got married on June 12th and my other sister Madison got married on July 17th so it was a crafting filled month or so loaded with lots of excitement, girl movies and hot glue. This summer was one of the best I've ever had. The only reason it wasn't the very best was because Jake couldn't be their with me the entire time, we talked everyday on the phone but lets face it that's just not the same!

Below are a bunch of pictures from the two weddings for you to enjoy...beware there are a LOT of pictures!! (The picture quality is not the greatest since I made the files smaller for the blog.) Enjoy!


Dad did Syd's makeup! Along with many other talents
my dad is a make-up artist!!

 Sydney and Sam chose to see each other before the
wedding so that they could get some great portraits.

Syd and I made her hair bow together- it was a great
sister moment!

I made Syd's bouquet for her out of buttons I had
collected from Coshocton and Amish Country.

 Syd's dress was very unique and fit her style perfect!


Sam was a trooper and was proud to wear such an 
amazing bow tie! Work it Sam!

The bridesmaids carried in these handmade (by Syd)
terrariums instead of bouquets.

As you can see it was hard for me to make it into shots, 
but a few pictures down you'll see me!

 What a strapping group of dudes!!

I'm in this picture!! Can you find me?

 Sydney and Sam got married at the beautiful 
TBS Ranch in Palo Cedro, CA

 My Dad also married them!!

Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs. Malain!!

If that wasn't enough pictures of Sam and Sydney's wedding feel free to check out my website by following this link and you can see even more there!!



 Beautiful details, I love this type of shot.

Madi's bouquet was in a hand beaded purse that was
made by my great aunt.

 Their wedding was done in our good friend Ann Dahl's backyard. 
Ann did all the flower arrangements as well!

 Fan programs that matched Madi's invitations.

 Monogrammed water bottles!! YAY!!!

 Watching the guest arrive.

 Dad married Madi and Stephen too!

 Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs. Kline!!

This is one of my favorite pictures because of the amount of
things going on in the frame!

Poppy sharing about Madi and Stephen and love.

 I'm in this one too!

 Mom, Stephen, Madi, Dad

Mom and I made each tissue/napkin flower for this sign.

I loved doing Madi and Stephen's portraits at the stunning
Hotel Los Gatos in Los Gatos, CA.

 Madi wore my mother's wedding dress that was originally
made by my great grandmother, Emmy, and then Mom and I
reworked it.

 What dapperness!!

So that was my summer in a little tiny nutshell! I hope you enjoyed the photo's!
More from each wedding can be viewed on my facebook page or website!! 
Thanks for stopping by, and thank you for your prayers and support!