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Meet Mary Joy’s Family

I would love to introduce my family…


 Meet my amazing children…

October 2013

My beautiful daughter of my heart/marriage~~ Annie

Annie is eighteen and very passionate about her Savior. She is a freshman in college this year already! Wow! So proud of her! She graduated as Salutatorian of her graduating class in May 2013. She is studying Liberal Arts and then is considering dietetics.  She is passionate about missions and sharing the Gospel in her everyday life and coordinated and led a youth mission event at her church recently in the Spring of her senior year of high school and is a volunteer with Generation Next Missions! I love sitting and talking with Annie and chatting with her on Facebook in between visits as we continue to grow in our relationship and encourage one another.  She is living with her sister and brother-in-law while she is in college and spends a lot of her time studying but enjoys participating in her college ministry class at her church each week, and time with family and friends.

Josh at Awana– October 2013

My awesome son~~Josh

Josh is ten and is our very bright and enthusiastic home educated fifth grader. He loves asking questions, working on learning projects, reading and going on field trips with his family. I am blessed to have the privilege of learning more about his special needs and gifts and helping him deal with the challenges and adventures these bring.  In his free time he enjoys playing Lego’s with his brother; playing board games; singing with his family; going on adventures; reading “chapter books”; playing outside and earning time to play games on the family computer, participating in AWANA, and going to the homeschooling chess club.

Michael — November 2013

My super energetic son~~Michael

Michael is five and is beginning Kindergarten and is SO excited. Michael is always on the move!  He is very excited about getting to start “school” with his big brother this year.  Michael’s excitement over everything he sees and hears reminds me of the significance of the smallest things in life.  He loves learning and asking lots of questions; pretending to be a train conductor; dancing to his favorite music; playing Lego’s with his big brother; play with cars and trucks; coloring; playing outside;  and snuggling up with Mommy to read stories;singing and spending time with his family.

Unwrapping His Grace at surrenderedlivingnow.comMy amazing late husband ~~ Rev. Will

My amazing husband, best friend and hero went home to heaven on July 15, 2012 when our family was in a tragic car accident.  I miss him so much every day but am so blessed to know that he is home in a new body with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Here is a little glimpse into who he was…

Will and I were married in April 2010. Every day he taught me more about unconditional love through the way he loved us in the midst of the messiness of our lives. He loved the boys (from my previous marriage– a domestic violence marriage) and considered them his sons from the time he was courting me. Even while managing his physical and bipolar challenges…he was very active in homeschooling our boys, encouraging his daughter, and romancing me and always knew just how to make me smile or laugh when I needed it.

He considered himself to be a missionary minister and musician who blogged at willpershing.net.  He ran a small music studio out of our home and also enjoyed freelance writing.  But most of all, he was passionate about reaching out to those who are often overlooked in the community with the Gospel of God’s Grace.  He was ordained with Christian Discipleship Ministries on June 29, 2012. We were blessed to be married and a family for almost 2 1/2 years, before he went home to be with our Savior.

He was just 45 years old when he went home to heaven.

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  • http://ritahs-divine-unfoldings.blogspot.com Ritah

    I have been eagerly waiting for the website, :) it is very beautiful. I am blown. Well, your family has been blessing me for past couple of months. I am learning what it truly means and brings when we surrender to God.

    I am looking forward to much more as God leads you through a surrendered life.

    • Mrs. Mary Joy Pershi

      We are so glad you stopped by, Ritah! So glad you like it! What a blessing that God has been able to minister to you through what we are learning as we learn to live surrendered lives. That is our greatest desire…to draw people closer to Him. We give all glory to Him for what He is doing here and through our humble words.

      So glad you are joining us on our journey!

      God bless you in your journey with Him!

      Dancing with my family at the foot of the Cross,

      Mrs Mary Joy Pershing

  • Mrs. Mary Joy Pershi

    Thank you so much, Gerry, for your very kind words. We really appreciate your prayers. and support. God has brought us so far over the past couple of years as we surrender to His leading in our lives. We are excited about seeing what He has in mind next! :D

    God bless you in your journey with Him in our own life, too!

    Dancing with my family at the foot of the Cross,

    Mrs Mary Joy Pershing

    • jawid

      you are a lucky family!

      • Mary Joy Pershing

        Thank you, Jawid. God is blessing us so much.

  • Willie Mitchell

    I just stumbled upon your site and can't wait to check it all out. It looks to be something that I will really enjoy. I am 63 years old and in fair health. I am at home a lot and this will help brighten my day. Thanks.

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