Matthias! The next child in line.
This hard working man has enjoyed the challenge of doing a lot of the managing for Dad's business the last several years. Organizing work plans, working through details as the business grows, and helping plan the office expansion take up a large amount of his time and effort. Almost every day includes a business meeting between Dad, Matthias and Stephen to make sure that everything is in order.
The irrigation season is mainly in the spring and fall. Because the work season is relatively short, both Matthias and Stephen manage jobsites endeavoring to work with excellence and efficiency.
Even though each field is different they all have at least one theme in common... lots of pipe!
In the summer Matthias manages the roofing side of the business. Long explanation short, they spray roof coatings!
This several step process guarantees no leaks and also contains an insulating factor that saves building owners the expense of having to replace a roof.
Whether at home or on the road Matthias faithfully enjoys working out. One of his personal challenges last year was running in a 10k race along with Elizabeth and a few other friends.
Matthias does a lot of the musical arranging for the music ministry. He has spent countless hours practicing his instruments and plays more instruments than most people ever dream of playing. Music requires a lot of work and Matthias has diligently applied himself to doing it well. His creativity has been an immense blessing and his constant encouragement has made the rest of us work harder.
With the business picking up we don't know how long he will be playing music with us, but for now we are enjoying each opportunity that God gives us to worship Him and make music together.
This summer a long thought of and researched dream became a reality! We got the equipment needed to record a cd at home! Matthias is currently working on a new instrumental cd that we are hoping to release sometime in the coming months.
It has been a joy to watch God's faithfulness in directing Matthias' life as he seeks the Lord. God has opened some incredible doors between the work and music ministry and it will be exciting to see what He has for the future.
"Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever."
Hebrews 13:20, 21