Saturday, December 25, 2010

Jake's Graduation and R.N. "Pinning"!!

The Jake Pendleton Family celebrates the fruit of hard work and diligence! Jake graduated from college and received his R.N. degree! Jake has even been promoted to "Charge Nurse" before he graduated! Friends and family attended the graduation ceremony where Jake had the honor and privilege of giving the benediction for the graduation. Jake gave a bold and eloquent prayer glorifying God and in the name of Jesus Christ in which Marty Juve commented "That sure wasn't a secular or politically-correct prayer!" Following the graduation ceremony we had a reception where we heard testimony from Karen O'Brien of how Jake ministered to her Mom before she passed away recently as well as their whole family. We have heard several other testimonies of how God is using Jake for His glory to minister to the hurting as well as their families. We are thankful that God is using Jake and that Jake is seeking to be a servant in God's name.

Dad handing Jake "The Baton" in recognition that Jake is a Christian man who is faithfully running the race! (see photo below) Dad commended Jake for demonstrating Christian manhood in his personal life, his family, and in his vocation and the world.

Jake giving recognition to the two most important women in his life! He gave an honary R.N. pin to Tina for being a wife who continually encouraged him and was a supportive help-meet during the long hours of work and study! He also gave Mom an honary R.N. pin for home-schooling him academically from K through 12 and especially "Character First" training! ;D

A very proud and happy Mom presented Jake with a heart-felt poem she wrote titled "Listening on the Inside." Along with the poem, she presented Jake a very nice stethescope with his name engraved on it.

"The Baton" hanging on the wall in the Jacob Pendleton home. It has the Scripture references of Psalm 128 and 1 COR 9:24

The really cool cake that Emily made!


  1. I gotta say that that cake was absolutely stunning! Well done Emily!

  2. You don't know me... I stumbled upon the blog while trying to find your brother on facebook. My Grandma was in the hospital last weekend and Jake was one of the nurses (the best one) that took care of her. I have no doubt that God placed Jake in our lives to help us through the hard time (my Grandma died Monday). My family felt a connection to him pretty quick because my Mom homeschooled my siblings and I K-12. Anyways... long story short... my family wants to thank Jake for everything he did! You have a pretty awesome brother! Thanks Jake!!!

    -Lindley Fredrickson
    P.S. I really like you blog! I'm totally going to follow it now!!!