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Still Perfect After 60! Happy 60th Birthday Barb Micheals

By Charles Micheals


Still Perfect After 60! Happy 60th Birthday Barb Micheals

Winter Park, Florida

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© 2014 Charles J. Micheals Published by the Micheals Family Historical Society

Winter Park, Florida

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Proverbs 31: 10 – 31 10

An excellent wife who can find?

She is far more precious than jewels. 11

The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. 12

She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. 13

She seeks wool and flax,

and works with willing hands. 14

She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.

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She rises while it is yet night and provides food

for her household and portions for her maidens. 16

She considers a field and buys it;

with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. 17

She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.

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She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. 19

She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.

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She opens her hand to the poor and

reaches out her hands to the needy. 21

She is not afraid of snow for her household,

for all her household are clothed in scarlet. 22

She makes bed coverings for herself;

her clothing is fine linen and purple. 23

Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.

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She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant. 25

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

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She opens her mouth with wisdom,

and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

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She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 28

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

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“Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.�

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Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,

but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. 31

Give her of the fruit of her hands,

and let her works praise her in the gates.

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We Interrupt This Program to Present a News Flash

Barb Girl Born To Sam and Winifred Smith April 9, 1954

Upon The 60th Birthday of Barb Micheals

My First Lady – Barbara Sue Micheals 6|Page


Here is a brief look in photos of the life of Barbara Sue (nee Smith) Micheals The Birth Announcements

(Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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Borgess Hospital (Photo Courtesy of the Charles Micheals Collection)

Barb at 1 day (Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection) - Hospital Note - Born 1:12 pm April 9, 1954

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April 18, 1954 Second Christian Reformed Church Easter Bulletin with birth announcement

(Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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Sam & Winnie Smith were considering working with the Christian Reformed Mission Board at Rehoboth, N.M. (Photo Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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(Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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Baby Photos

Off to sleep

Barb’s father Sam caring for Barb (Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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Barb’s mother Winnie caring for Barb


Barb with her mother Winnie (Photo Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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Barb at 6 month’s old (Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

Bar’s oldest sister Janice caring for Barb (Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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Barb at Christmas 1954

Barb at home


1st Year

(Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

(Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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(Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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Barb’s 1 Birthday

Barb and family Boxer Dog - Fawn (Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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2nd and 3rd Years

Barb and sister Brenda

Dinner time (Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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Barb and sister Brenda

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Barb’s 2 Birthday party


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Barb’s 2 Birthday party

Barb’s Sunday Dress (Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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Barb’s 2 Birthday party

Barb’s mother Winnie with Barb (R) and Brenda (L)


Barb’s 3rd Birthday party

(Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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4th, 5th and 6th Years

Barb (R) and sister Brenda (L)

Barb (R) and sister Brenda (L) (Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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Barb at home

Barb at her home on Lulu Street (Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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(Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

(Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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Middle School and High School

(Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

(Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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Barb and her older sister Kay (Photos Courtesy of the Sam Smith Collection)

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Chuck & Barb’s First Date – May 12, 1972


After High School

Wedding Day, August 16, 1974 (Photo Courtesy of the Charles Micheals Collection)

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Newlyweds!

Chuck & Barb with the Micheals family (Photos Courtesy of the Charles Micheals Collection)

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Chuck & Barb, Isaac, Maria, Jenny, Rachel – Ukarumpa and Tanguu, Papua New Guinea (Photos Courtesy of the Charles Micheals Collection)

(Photos Courtesy of the Charles Micheals Collection)

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Barb at Pacific Orientation Camp – PNG

Barb’s parent’s Sam and Winnie Smith in PNG

(L – R) Maria, Barb & Chuck, Jenny, Rachel, Isaac at Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea (Photos Courtesy of the Charles Micheals Collection)

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Jenny, Rachel, Chuck & Barb, Isaac, Maria – Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea (Photo Courtesy of the Charles Micheals Collection)

Cairns, Australia

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Air Force Chapel, Colorado

Paris, France


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Barb’s 50 Birthday - Celebration at the Wycliffe North Central Office in Chicago, Illinois (Photos Courtesy of the Charles Micheals Collection)

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Barb in Haiti

Barb and Wycliffe colleagues – Lima Peru In Orange City, Iowa

Chuck & Barb in Pennsylvania

Detroit Tigers baseball game

Barb at Tahquitz Pines, California Barb at Wycliffe recruitment booth in Nebraska (Photos Courtesy of the Charles Micheals Collection)

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Barb at Wycliffe recruitment office in Chicago, Illinois

(L – R) Barb with sisters Kay, Janice and Brenda

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Mr. & Mrs. John Wycliffe (Photo Courtesy of the Charles Micheals Collection)

Barb at World War II Memorial, Washington, DC. (Photo Courtesy of the Charles Micheals Collection)

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Micheals Family 2012

Chuck & Barb Micheals (Photo Courtesy of the Charles Micheals Collection)

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About The Author

Charles

Micheals is a native of Michigan and lived the first thirty years of his life there, eventually working in the grocery industry. In 1985 his wife Barbara and their four small children joined Wycliffe Bible Translators and moved to the country of Papua New Guinea (PNG) where they worked with the internationally known non-profit linguistic organization, SIL International (formerly the Summer Institute of Linguistics). Charles served in a variety of administrative roles in PNG, including several years as the Chairman of the SIL PNG Job Evaluation and Wage Review Committee and on the SIL PNG Executive Committee. During their 15 years of service in PNG, Bible translation work was completed in 67 languages and over 100 additional Bible translation projects were started. Today, almost 180 language communities, representing 1.8 million people in PNG have access to the Scriptures in their own languages. In 2000, Charles and Barbara moved back to the USA and Charles served for several years as the Regional Director for Recruitment for Wycliffe, living in the Chicago, Illinois area. In 2004 they moved to Orlando, Florida where Charles served for six and one half years as the Vice President for Recruitment Ministries for Wycliffe. He currently heads up Wycliffe’s Management Recruitment Department and speaks at various mission conferences and colleges each year. Barbara coordinates several Wycliffe short term mission trips each year. Charles holds a BS degree in Food Distribution from Western Michigan University and a MA degree in Organization Management from Dallas Baptist University. He served on the Board of Directors for The Finishers Project, a non-profit mission dedicated to helping people in the second half of life find places to serve in missions. He has also been involved in helping create and develop Mission Teach, a ministry dedicated to helping place teachers in MK (Missionary Kid) mission schools around the world and Military Believer, a growing ministry dedicated to helping military personnel who are leaving the military, find opportunities for service in global missions. Charles has also authored a number of articles about the work of SIL in PNG and other historical articles about life in the Aiyura Valley in PNG. (http://issuu.com/cbmicheals/docs) Both Charles and Barbara are members of Saint Andrew’s church in Sanford, FL and are involved in a variety of church activities there. Charles serves as an elder at the church. However, they are still members of Second Christian Reformed Church, in Kalamazoo, Michigan which is the church that commissioned them for their work with Wycliffe. All four of their children are actively supporting missions and church ministry work. Three of their four children are serving with Wycliffe around the world. 36 | P a g e

Still Perfect After 60  

A Happy 60th Birthday to my wife, Barb Micheals!

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