53 years ago today Ted Landers married Merrilyn Peterson 🙂 They spent 50 years doing ministry together-20 of them church planting in Italy. He walked away from a career in baseball to follow the great commission overseas and wisely married the most effervescent adventurer on earth! She made their ministry profoundly special with her many giftings including teaching, speaking, organizing, and even language-learning to speak Italian like a native. He was the steady current, gentle strength, and gifted teacher that grounded their ministry and home. Together they were committed, steady, effective, and loved far and wide. They were devoted to their three children and have a legacy to be proud of! Happy anniversary Mom and Dad!!!