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How cool is this?! Kelley Krouse, the missionary to Haiti responsible for us adopting our daughter Mareah, has been driving up from Ohio the last few months to get to know Mareah and our adult children. The boys have not been home yet, but Carol and my girls adore her and she is a riot to hang out with! Carol and I met Kelley 27 years ago at Camp Lurecrest in NC when she would spend her summers there and then return to Haiti every school year to teach. She has become precious to us. Here is a picture of our Kelly and Kelley hanging out on the boat at our friend’s the Henderson’s. ... See MoreSee Less

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How cool is this?! Kelley Krouse, the missionary to Haiti responsible for us adopting our daughter Mareah, has been driving up from Ohio the last few months to get to know Mareah and our adult children. The boys have not been home yet, but Carol and my girls adore her and she is a riot to hang out with! Carol and I met Kelley 27 years ago at Camp Lurecrest in NC when she would spend her summers there and then return to Haiti every school year to teach. She has become precious to us. Here is a picture of our Kelly and Kelley hanging out on the boat at our friend’s the Henderson’s.

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Brett RayWe love you Kelley!

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Angela Fullerton ConklinOh my goodness how perfect is this??? Missing my Kelley Crouse

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Amy Worthington BrownWhat a neat story Kelley! Thanks for sharing. 😀

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Kathie KetchumYears of friendship! My son's Haiti diving buddy! ❤️

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Arden TegelsHow Blessed your family is.❤️ Great picture. Miss you.

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Margaret WilliamsI love these kinds of connections!

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Kelley CrouseU guys are so sweet and I love being friends

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Awwhh! So Fun and Adorable! And the puppy is pretty cool too. No worries! Last puppy picture you have to look at until at least day after tomorrow. Penny Lane has melted Carol's heart and it is really fun to watch these two together. Sincerely I was not planning on posting any more puppy pictures any time soon but when my daughter Mareah saw this one we took in Traverse City yesterday, she said, "Wow! They both look great!" ... See MoreSee Less

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Awwhh! So Fun and Adorable! And the puppy is pretty cool too.  No worries! Last puppy picture you have to look at until at least day after tomorrow. Penny Lane has melted Carols heart and it is really fun to watch these two together. Sincerely I was not planning on posting any more puppy pictures any time soon but when my daughter Mareah saw this one we took in Traverse City yesterday, she said, Wow! They both look great!

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Michelle Ludke PasbrigSo did Tom just have that laying around in his wardrobe? Cute!

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Lynn BehlerThis is a great pic and they are both adorable young ladies!

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Eileen SmalleyKeep posting pix! God bless your new addition to your sweet family!!

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Gayle Turner NietersAwww adorable!

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Chris ReaCan't wait to meet Penny Lane!

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Felt like it was time to announce the new addition to the Ray Family! Mareah and I drove 18 hours round trip to a beautiful Amish farm in Ronks, PA on Friday and picked up our new puppy. For those of you who have known us for a long time you remember our puppies have been mostly boys. Bob Dylan we got in 1990. Bob Seger in 1996 and Bob Marley in 1999. This is our first GIRL puppy. Some of you remember we adopted Duchess but she was an adult. So, without any further ado, this is Penny Lane, our 9 week Bichon puppy and she has stolen our hearts! Pet lovers out there, post and tell me your all time favorite pet! ... See MoreSee Less

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Felt like it was time to announce the new addition to the Ray Family! Mareah and I drove 18 hours round trip to a beautiful Amish farm in Ronks, PA on Friday and picked up our new puppy. For those of you who have known us for a long time you remember our puppies have been mostly boys. Bob Dylan we got in 1990. Bob Seger in 1996 and Bob Marley in 1999. This is our first GIRL puppy. Some of you remember we adopted Duchess but she was an adult. So, without any further ado, this is Penny Lane, our 9 week Bichon puppy and she has stolen our hearts! Pet lovers out there, post and tell me your all time favorite pet!

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Carrie RayWelcome to the family, Penny Lane! My boys are going to just eat you up. Can't wait to meet you!

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Donna Plewa SammutMy sweet jakie. But you already know that.😉 let me know when you need someone to let sweet penny lane out when you're away.😄

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Leigh L. TimlinI remember Buffy you had when we were kids. Penny Lane reminds me of her. We had a dog that we got when Anthony was 6 yrs old named Sandy. She lived thru 3 more kids to the age of 13. She was a little terrier mix. Have fun with her.

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Jean RyanShe reminds me of our. bichon we had for 12 yes until she passed from cancer this photo of Pennylane looks so much like our Alexandria it made me smile an remembe our bichon.

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Glory BeKerie she was a German shepherd mix best dog ever!! Then along came Sammy (Silkie Yorkie) 😍💞💖💖 Love Miss Penny Lane Bichon's are an amazing breed!!

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Jessica WolfeSo cute! Our favorite has been Dakota, who we had to put down two years ago. Our next fav, Sydney, prolly won't last the year😢 We also got a new puppy, Brooklyn last year. All great dogs, all black lab girl mutts. Congrats on Penny Lane!

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Shirley TurnerMy favorite pets were and are Briggsley, Bo, Zeus, Hope, King, Heidi, Melon, Phoebe, Trouble and Trooper.

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SarahJo HawesHave a bichon frise of my own...very lovable might i add girl bichon expect spoiled!!

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Lynn IslerWe have a bichon/shih tzu mix...Molly

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Diana PageWhat a beautiful dog

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Kylie GoldShe's so pretty and cuddly

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Pat Davenport BaughShe is a heart stealer!!! 👀🐾👀🐾👀🐾❤️❤️❤️

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Kathy BurrowsOh she's adorable!! I love her name! Sweet, sweet, sweet!

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Joeann StaugaardWiggle me Elmo. Sweetest Italian greyhound ever!!!

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Lynn BehlerAww so cute and Iove the name!

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Kathleen Craig CrockerOh, I'm in LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a cutie!!!!

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Claire HardyMy heart... has. stopped. beating!!!!!

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Ann HartsellAdorable! Love her name!!!

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Breanna AllenOhh I just love her name!!!!:)

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Ilah AustinShe looks a lot like our Mitsy adorable

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Laura PodolakCongratulations! Cutie!

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Bryan SmithOur favorite is Labrador retrievers

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Belinda Parks YoungGorgeous!

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Cathy KlineCute!

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Karen HostermanAdorable

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Brett Ray added 2 new photos.

Just finished 3 incredible weeks of summer camp at Camp Lurecrest in the mountains of Lake Lure NC! Greatest Staff and Campers in the World! I’ve got two pictures for you. The first is of the fireplace in the brand-new cabin that my son Andrew helped his boss (David on the far left) build. What’s so special you may ask? The mantle is a 100-year-old beam that was taken from my father’s barn in Evart, MI and transported to NC. Dad would be so proud! The Second is a hole that was torn into our van on the way home from NC when a semi smashed into us going full speed and knocked us out of the center and into the fast lane. Mareah, Carol and I are okay and have a great deal to be thankful for! Thank you Campers and Staff for another great summer! Camp Lurecrest
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Just finished 3 incredible weeks of summer camp at Camp Lurecrest in the mountains of Lake Lure NC! Greatest Staff and Campers in the World!  I’ve got two pictures for you. The first is of the fireplace in the brand-new cabin that my son Andrew helped his boss (David on the far left) build. What’s so special you may ask? The mantle is a 100-year-old beam that was taken from my father’s barn in Evart, MI and transported to NC. Dad would be so proud! The Second is a hole that was torn into our van on the way home from NC when a semi smashed into us going full speed and knocked us out of the center and into the fast lane. Mareah, Carol and I are okay and have a great deal to be thankful for! Thank you Campers and Staff for another great summer! Camp Lurecrest

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Adrienne McCulloch BartleThank you for your ministry at Camp. I heard you "teach" around '88. My son missed your session. He's there now. Maybe next year. God bless.

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David Derrywow! glad you guys are okay. and rejoicing for the great weeks at camp. I spoke at family camp at Camp Patmos on Kelleys Island the week before last.

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Liz RamsayI'm so happy apiece of the farm lives on at Camp Lurecrest! Your Dad is smiling down!!!

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Monique McdonoughSeeing this pic of the car for the first time here...I see God had his hand on you all as He did with Tommy on Friday. I'm so very thankful today for God's protection. Very cool fireplace with a story behind it. Yes Brett, your dad is proud! Love you all!

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Leigh L. TimlinSo glad you all are okay. Scary pic. Made me tear up. And the mantle is so cool. I can see uncle Ken smiling about it. Love you all....

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Donna Brown BelkGrateful for God's protection, Brett! It was wonderful seeing you this summer and looking forward to what God has in store for next summer!

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Christy FlowersSo glad you guys are ok. My daughter HArper bought one of your books at camp a couple weeks ago. She was totally impressed:) thanks for all you do for these campers

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Arden TegelsBrett,this is Aunt Marcile,first off I heard about accident,SO SO thankful that you all are ok. ❤️ I wrote a post on messenger, I think it was on Carol's line, I am not sure,cause I don't know this thing at all,rather talk on phone.🤔😜call me or give me your phone # and when it is best to call and I will call you. ❤️ Have a lot to tell you. I love the fireplace. ❤️ Your Dad has to be SO SO proud of you,which I know he always was. ❤️

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Claire Mimikos PhillipsOne of these days/years we have got to figure out how to see you when you are in NC!

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Susan Jorgensen-JohnsonYou are so Blessed Favored and Protected. Not just by all of us who love you and have been forever healed and changed by your ministry and legacy but most importantly from The God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ!! Praising worshipping and Thanking Him for your Divine Protection 🎉💃🔥❤️👑

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Emily BurneyGlad you are all ok! Camp will always be amazing! Love you Brett Ray...#Lurecrest97-99

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JonJodi SherryHow cool!!! And how thankful we are that you were not injured!!

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Laurel Baciulis SmithThankful for God's hands all around you & keeping you safe! Beautiful fireplace & handsome men! 😊

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Lori Ann BeachGod isn't done with you yet!!! Praises you are all ok!!! whew

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Glory BeSo grateful you all are ok! What a lovely way to preserve your father's memory!!

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Carrie KleinSo glad to hear you all are okay! Wow! And very cool mantle! What a great way to preserve that wood. 👍🏻

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Kathy MobbsThat is scary!!!! So glad God was protecting you!!

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Shawn McdonoughTo God be the glory for His protection!

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Chip McGeeThis is awesome, and scary, but also awesome.

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Walter TillmanGod is SO good! Thankful you are all okay.

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Michelle Hodgkin ElliottSo thankful you are all ok!!! And awesome beam story 😊

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Amanda 'Wissman' BohleOh my word. So glad you're all okay!

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Doug OxfordI think I remember that farm....

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Ann HartsellSo glad you guys are all ok!!

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Ilah AustinPraising God for your safety

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Brett Ray added 2 new photos.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads who are doing their best to love their kids with unconditional love, like my dad loved me.
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Happy Fathers Day to all the dads who are doing their best to love their kids with unconditional love, like my dad loved me.

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Matt MinardSeeing this post reminds me that I am thankful for Brett Ray, who God spoke through powerfully at a Junior High summer camp (maybe Toronto in 1990?) where I committed to truly live my life to follow Christ. Thanks brother!

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Megan Casey ReaHappy Father's Day to one incredible Dad of 5, but "father" to many ☺️

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Leigh L. TimlinWe had great Godly men for dads growing up didn't we Brett. Very blessed

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Michelle RayHappy Father's Day Brett! Love you

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