It is my great privilege to introduce to you, my wife, Jane.
There are countless words I could use to describe this incredible human being, but the word I chose to best describe her is transparent. From the day I met her she exhibited truth and constancy, and I knew this would be a great compliment in companionship. God knew that my nature would require a kind of balanced view of reality due to my excessive reliance upon spontaneous improvisations. Jane’s perception of life has remained refreshing, and the greatest attribute in her character is her remarkable ability to harness an imploding situation with a balanced and controlled view. I am constantly dealing with people who lean on me to offer prophetic insight or revelation regarding their lives, families, industry or ministry, and it can take hours for me to find an answer for them, if any. Aside from the fact that prophetic ministry can stir many calm waters and aggravate people. It requires spontaneity. For instance, I may be at home enjoying a day off when I could receive a call for counsel, and this will take time away from my family, but Jane will immediately adapt to the situation and step up to the plate. Talking about plates, she is a marvelous cook and thanks to her mother, Gloria, she has acquired many culinary skills. She was taught that a way to man’s heart is through his stomach, and even though she never grabbed my heart with that specific skill, she has certainly acquired it, which could be the reason for our longevity as a married couple.
Jane is not ailed with verbosity, and chooses her words carefully. She would rather be silent than use words that could wound a soul. She is able to use words with sugar instead of poison, and at times it takes her words to subdue an enemy. Jane is amiable and makes people feel at home, andbecause her own home is filled with laughter, she is able to fill other homes with it. She carries a certain charm, which often takes the difficulty out of conversation and puts people at ease.
Her love for animals has definitely turned our home into a small zoo, but this has just made our family larger. She is a wonderful mother to our five children. In the early stages of our life, we traveled constantly, all over the world. Many times we would travel for weeks on end and this required special talents. Jane would make a home on the road, for our children and myself, in very difficult circumstances. For the first fifteen years, as we were conducting our missions, we could not afford hotels, so we stayed in people’s homes or cheap motels. Jane would barely complain and always considered her children before herself. The sacrifices that few know of have formed a woman of substance and someone you can all be proud of. It is said that beauty without virtue is a flower without perfume. Fortunately she possesses the perfume of virtue that makes her beautiful inside and out.
From the day that we met, Jane promptly informed me that I was never to ask her to speak or appear publicly because she had a fear of public appearances. I honored this request and kept her out of the public eye for that reason, but I knew that one day she would overcome this fear and appear at the right time.
This is the right time and I am proud to present to you, my wife and my best friend, Jane. I have asked Jane to contribute each month to our newsletter to keep you, our cherished partners and friends, informed and involved in the happenings in our lives. Jane is very excited to be sharing personal memories and stories from our journey together along with some of her homemaking secrets like recipes, gardening advice, and much more! I know you’ll enjoy “Jane’s Corner” as an addition to our monthly newsletter, as we both join together now to bring you something special and from our hearts each month.