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Bruce and Nancy Muskrat - Musicians on Mission

Musicians on Mission
Bruce and Nancy Muskrat

Fort Worth, Texas
December 2013

Christmas 2012Merry Christmas from our house to yours.

Where has this year gone? It seems we just got last year's Christmas decorations put away and it was time to get them out again! Between Carroll Institute, family, and church, we stay very busy. While 2012 was a year of many travels, this year we stayed closer to home and had several visitors. Our kids did the traveling this year, and a couple of them moved, so we had several visits from our grandkids while their parents were away or busy. We had "Muskrat Cousin Camp" for a week in July with our four oldest grandkids along with occasional visits from the younger two during that week. We went to museums, parks, movies, and had a great time!

Our only trips this year included traveling to Teccoa, GA, in March to serve as pianist and organist for the Baptist Church Music Conference. Andy also attended the conference with us. In July, we traveled to San Antonio to represent Carroll Institute at the annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. We made a brief trip to Missouri to visit family in August.

We enjoyed having Nancy's niece, Christa, for a brief visit in March. In May, Bruce's dad, and his sister and her family came for a visit. At the end of June, Nancy's sister and brother-in-law spent a week with us. We share the same wedding anniversary date, June 26, so it was great to be able to celebrate together this year. In November, we had the privilege of helping to host the seminary choir of the International Baptist Theological Seminary of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Our children continue to do well and lead very busy lives. Danny participated in the Houston, Fort Worth and Chicago marathons this year. He and Sara downsized and refurbished a small house in the neighborhood where Sara teaches and Luke (age 8) & Claire (age 6) attend school. Ben returned 4 yrs. old the middle of December and continues to enjoy "Brain Gym." In June, Andy accepted a call to be the Associate Worship Pastor at Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving, TX where he leads the Spanish worship services and serves along with the minister of music in the English worship ministry. After settling into their new home, Heather is teaching piano again while keeping up with Jacob (age 3) and Braeden (age 1). Amy and Danny Ray stay busy with their jobs and their work as distributors with LifeVantage. Caleb is 3 ys. old, loves singing, and carries on conversations as if he were twice that age.

In November, we moved Nancy's parents to a new senior independent living residence that is just three minutes from our house. It is so nice to have them closer and to be able to do more for them. They are doing well for their ages. Nancy's dad will be 95 in February. We look forward to celebrating Christmas with our family and some dear friends from Argentina, Omar & Vanina Randazzo and their children.

May God richly bless you in this coming New Year!
Nancy and Bruce

Bruce and Nancy Muskrat are at B. H. Carroll Theological Institute. Bruce is Professor of Church Music and Missions and also serves as Director of Business Affairs. Nancy is Lecturer of Worship and Missions and is Communications Coordinator. Now "emeritus" missionaries to Argentina, the Muskrats served 29 years under appointment of the International Mission Board, SBC. Appointed in 1977 as seminary music teachers, the Muskrats taught courses in church music and worship in the International Baptist Theological Seminary, Buenos Aires (1979-2000), and ministered through music evangelism and participation in church planting through the mission's Pro-Meta team. Bruce served as Administrative Support Leader for the Argentine Baptist Mission, the organization of  Southern Baptist missionaries in that country. 

Previous editions of Muskrat Tracks:

2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005


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