Friday, June 23, 2006

Kevin, Kristal Beachy & daughter Danica Grace

Kevin is the Student Ministry Pastor at Centerpointe Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He has previously been at churches in Texas and Maryland in the same capacity. Kevin is passionate about seeing students connect with God and each other. His wife, Kristal, is a fifth grade teacher for Fairfax County and is finishing her Master's degree in elementary education from George Mason University. They live in Centreville, Virginia with their daughter Danica Grace who was born in November 2005.
Kevin is a sports fanatic, keeps Starbuck's in business, and loves the beach. He is mastering the art of putting the benches in shopping malls to good use.
Thanks Kevin for the information and picture, may God Bless you and yours.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Bible Our Switzerland Ancestors Used.

The Bible our Anabaptist ancestors used in Switzerland was known as the Froschauer Bible. Christoph Froschauer was a printer in Zurich, Switzerland, in the 16th century. His earliest publications were dated 1521, and he began printing the New Testament in 1524. Froschauer based his New Testament primarily on the translation of the New Testament into German by Martin Luther, editing word order and dialect to match the vernacular German spoken by the Swiss people of that region.
A few years later, in 1529, Froschauer finished his printing of the complete Bible, using the Old Testament translations by Anabaptist scholars Ludwig Haetzer and Hans Denk, since Luther had not completed his translation of the Old Testament. This Bible was very popular and much loved among Anabaptists because of its dialect; it was easier for the common Swiss citizen to understand than, for example, the High German of Luther’s translation. Because so many Froschauer Bibles were confiscated and destroyed by Swiss Authorities, there became a shortage of this very popular translation. In 1744, the publisher Simon Kurssner, Cantzley-Buchdrucker, of Strasbourg, reprinted the complete 1536 edition of the Bible originally printed in Zurich by Froschauer.
The old Froschauer Bible, published at Zurich in the time of Luther, is still widely used by the Amish, as it is by the Mennonites.

Loren Beachy prime instigator

Loren Beachy, of rural Mt. Pleasant, the prime instigator in getting Henry County to join the worldwide hunger fight, was in one of two combines harvesting the crop.
Surrounding the Goodyear plant, which donated the use of the land for the food plot, the ground yielded an average of 103 bushels per acre. Young noted, "It's pretty good considering how dry it has been." It took just 150 minutes for the two combines to cover the 25 acres.
A total of 17 Henry County commercial and non-profit organizations participated in the Foods Resource Bank project in 2005. Local organizers are hoping to have a bigger plot next year with more people involved.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Kevin Beachy

Kevin Beachy (Baltic, Ohio) was the 2006 ODAC Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year. "Way to go Kevin!"

Monday, June 05, 2006

Raymond and Darla (Kizer) Beachy

UPDATED JULY 5, 2015,  There are still some of this books for sale. Current address is,
       4314  Center Pointe Lane   Sarasota, FL.   34233-1636    
E-mail address:   or
Price is $25.00 per book with $5.00 U.S. postage shipping in US


Beachy Genealogy Book
"The Family of Hans and Margaret Zum (Bach) Biettschi" compiled by Raymond and Darla Beachy is a great genealogy book for those interested in following the Beachy Family line.
The book also contains bits of information on church membership, church ordinations, occupations and who preformed the ceremony for couples united in marriage. Some medical notes are made available where known, in order to assist future families in knowing what genetic disease exists in the family.
Copies can be ordered from Darla Kizer 4911 Old Oakleaf Drive, Sarasota, FL 34233 email

This genealogy book was initially the vision of Raymond Noah Beachy (1928 - 1996) In 1991 Ray began to compile by hand on genealogy sheets the members of his family. In 1993 a computer was purchased and information transferred onto it using the Family Tree Maker software. Today it includes more than 13,700 names. After Raymond's death in 1996 his wife Darla finished compiling the information and published the book. It was dedicated to her husband Raymond, his parents and thirteen siblings.