Missionary Life Events

Being far from home serving as missionaries, we enjoy using our Red Plate for many occasions! Not only when our family celebrates birthdays, anniversaries, graduations or difficult days but when single friends serving alongside us have no one to celebrate their...

Reunion and Hope After Katrina

In January of 2006, four months after Katrina struck New Orleans & the Gulf Coast, my husband & I left our home in Connecticut for New Orleans. We were two of many with family ties to that area who had to see & feel first hand the enormity of the...

Memory Book of Guests and Dinners

Our family received our first red plate when our eldest child (now 20) was just a toddler. And so began our dinners with the red plate. At first it was brought out for the children on their big days. Their smiles and wide eyes were even brighter than the beautiful red...

From Children to Parents

In celebration of our 10th wedding anniversary, my husband’s three sons and their wives gave us our “You Are Special Today” red plate. Everytime the family gathers, someone is selected to have the honor of using the red plate – sometimes it is...

Returning Home From the War

We use the Red Plate for every possible celebration! We have used it for birthdays, first day of school, 1000 day birthdays, being 100% potty trained, our children asking Jesus into their hearts, riding bikes for the first time without training wheels, anniversaries,...

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