Personal stories from missionaries Jake and Cayton Heath


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.

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