Friday, December 26, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 26, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeltung Q Friday December Q7A A family affair Adoptive parents of 8 keep promise to dying mother By SHARON COHEN Associated Press Writer ROCKFORD 111 When the day arrived Rose Malavolti came to court surrounded by children they were there to take her name She was there to seal the promise she had made to their dying mother The girls wore shiny Mary Jane shoes the boys navy blue blazers They giggled they peeked into a new video camera they nudged one another as they waited on the long bench Rose wiped dirt smudges from their cheeks Her husband Al whispered to the little ones Then they led the eight brothers and sisters into Room 216 to meet the judge Nine months had passed since the Malavoltis already the parents of four had opened their home and i hearts to eight more Now the last I adoptions were about to be completed The children scrambled to seats in the jury box as attorneys questioned the couple Was their home large enough Wjoxild they be able to provide for them Were they sure truly sure they wanted to go through with their plan Yes yes of course yes Rose and Al Malavolti had decided all this last January when they traveled to a hospital room in Laredo Texas to meet the childrens mother Blanca Enrtquez who was dying of stomach Blancas last wish had been that her children grow up together Rose and Al strangers to her had vowed they would And when a sobbing Blanca asked just one question Will you love my children and Al with tears in their eyes promised they would They have kept their word These months have been chaotic at times and how could they not be coordinating 12 baths or showers a day cooking for 12 carpooling to four schools then collapsing in bed at night only to start all over hours later But on this gusty November day Rose and A came to ask a judge to declare them family though it was clear to them they already were Decisions are commitments of the Rose said with a calm smile No court can tell the heart what to The judge granted the couples petition to adopt the sixyoungest children the older two had already completed the process and all eight took the Malavolti name Thank you the children ages 2 to 17 chanted in unison their highpitched chorus echoing into the hallway You have my the judge told the couple We need Rose replied softly We need Rose 44 and Al 47 had been trying to adopt for years but nothing could have prepared them for those first months Their new kids who had scraped by with their mother on welfare were way behind in school Most had never seen a dentist The oldest Eli 17 hadnt owned glasses in almost eight years and could hardly John Paul 5 couldnt identify his nose or knees Tutors dentists and doctors volunteered their services but Rose and Al needed more So they came up with a master plan for everyday life They staggered bedtimes and bathing times by age scheduled some grocery shopping for after 9 gave up hobbies postponed household chores Thirty loads of laundry a week Five hours of homework each night Then in the morning a dozen wakeup calls teethbrushings cereal and everyone including mom and dad is out the door by Thats the easy part mind you The hard part The emotional crises Rose and Al faced instilling their values ajid expectations into children starting over with new parents in a new home in a new city 651 South Walnut 6080017 John B Moczygemba Qenerol Dentistry 6254515 162 South Seguin Working For Your Success Member FD1C SAMS CLEANERS Cleaning Laundry Alterations Monogramming Leathers Furs 274 Trade Center Dr 275 Landa St 830 6296296 Joesl 1153 Oasis 6201234 OTT PLUMBING GO Plumbing Heating Parts Service THE DO IT YOURSELF SHOP 532 South Seguin Avenue 6258031 Now Open Daily At GRUENE HISTORIC DISTRICT RESTAURANT 6250684 Service Center Automotive Repairs 211 Hwy 81 East 6291072 Don Maxwell Chevrolet NEW BRAUNFELS 6063451 Express Your Love with 146 North Castell 6255522 QLLBRECHTS PHARMACY On the Plaza 6253211 Cross Lutheran School 169 S Hickory New Braunfels 830 6253666 PK22nd Grade In CtirltOan Emrimnmmt Working For Your Member QUADA COMA 830 6252420 1617 Hwy 81 West Air Conditioning Healing Sheet Metal Uc TAOA002241C MIEN Guru CHURCH 255 Commerce 3331352 Res Rev Bobby Lewis Pastor Sunday School Morning Service 11 BUEAN tau CHURCH 889 Landa 6205102 Sunday services 10 and Wed Mens class at 8 Saturday CALVARY INKHNDCNT BATTST CHURCH Calvary Baptist Church is presently holding regular Church services at and Sunday with Sunday School at Pastor David Beany will continue the dual services until the new church facility is completed Come join the Calvary congregation in Worship CHRBI PusBnuuAN CHURCH Christ centered Bible believing Presbyterian Church in America 1620 Common Sunday school Worship service Pioneer Club CHURCH or CHRKT 1665 Highway 81 West Bible classes for all 9 Worship 10 Evening Worship 6 Wed 7 classes for all ages Nursery available CHURCH or CwusT 1134 Meadow Crest Mark Reeves Classes Worship and 6 Wed 7 CHURCH OF THE MAZARINE 1465135 East Sunday School Sunday Service COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1750 Old McQueeney Road New Braunfels Tx 78130 6207174 Office Services Sunday School Worship Wednesday night Mr Dee Armes Pastor Nursery provided CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH Missouri Synod South Hickory and Cross Streets Sunday school worship 8 and DAYsnuNG CHRISTIAN FEUOWSHT 1895 S Walnut Sunday School Sunday Worship Wednesday evening service Wesleyan denomination EASTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 983 Holly at corner of Ridgewood 6250718 Sunday school Sunday services and evening Wednesday evening Pastor Wilburn Taylor ECKANKAR Rdldon of OK Ujkt Md Sound of Cod 830 6252216 FAITH UNITED CHURCH 970 Loop Sunday Worship Sunday schoolall ages am Pastor Lee Zillman Youth Faith Extravaganza 2nd Saturday of each month am1 pm FEUOWSHP BOLE CHURCH Solms am 11 am 6 pm Sunday Fnsr ASSEMBLY or GOD 1687 81 West Sunday school Worship and 6 Wednesday service 7 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 733 Cross St Sunday school worship and 7 Wednesday dinner Bible study and prayer service Fmsr CHURCH or CHRIST SCENTBT 137 E Mill St Sunday service Sunday school Wednesday service Child care available FUST PROTESTANT CHURCH Located on the comer of Seguin and Col Streets one block from downtown plaza Sunday Worship and Sunday School Classes Breakfast at The First Youth Activities call 6097729 Ext 36 Wednesday PRIME TIME Bible studies seminars For Your Intercession Prayer Groups Adult activities child care provided FIRST UNTIED METHOOBT CHURCH Sunday Worship am Church School Sunday am Youth Activities Sunday pm Freedom Fellowship Church 330 6251288 Sun Worship Sun Bible Study Wed night home ministries i Pastor Dennis Gallaher FOURSQUARE Gosru 430 Pastor Fred McMichael Sun School 10am Sun Worship 1 lam Wed 7pm GREATER LIFE UNTIED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 134 Enchantment Lane offFM 725 Pastor Jack Dool Sunday services and Wednesday For more information call 6091325 HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH 1472 Hwy 46 South Bible study at Worship 1 6 Wednesday Prayer Bible Study at 7 Hni COUNTRY CHRISTIAN CHURCH Arlon Seay School Hwy 46 West Sunday Contemporary Worship HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 245 S Hidalgo 6095320 Spanish Wed 8am English Fri Sam Sat 5pm Sun Sam Spanish and 10am Father James Wasser ICLESIA DE CUSTO 134 Meadow Crest 6251020 Sunday Classes Worship Thursday Classes LAKESIDE BAPTIST CHURCH FM725 Sunday school am worship 11 Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting 7 worship ministry and home groups LBE CHRISTIAN CENTER Temporarily meeting at the Gymnastics 1437 S Sundays 10 Thursdays Pastor Don Dalton LIVE OAK BATTIST CHURCH 355 N Washington Ave Sunday school sum worship 11 Wednesday prcytr Bible study Pastor Kennith Rogers NEW BRAUNFELS CHRISTIAN CHURCH 734 Loop 337 6292202 Sunday School for all ages Worship Celebration and Junior Church Nursery provided Youth groups Adult Bible study A nondenominational fellowship Pastor Rick Bardert 6080330 NEW BRAUNFELS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 373 Howard 6255141 Sunday Worship and Sunday School Kids Day Out6292286 NEW BRAUNFELS SEVENTH DAY ADVENTBT CHURCH 2990 W San Antonio St Box311551 6295673 Sabbath school Saturday worship Saturday NEW UFE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 1600 River Formerly Opas Haus Worship Sundays 10 including childrens Wednesdays OAKWOOD ASSEMBLY or GoD 104 Melody Lane 6081133 FM 725 mile East of 135 Sunday School Morning Worship Childrens Church Sunday Eve Worship Wednesday Eve Praise and Prayer Anointed Preaching Expressive Worship Special Music Prayer for the Sick Jerry K Morgan Pastor Come Grow With Us OAKWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH 2154 Loop 337Nonh 6250267 Sun Bible Wed Service7 Pastor Ray Still Oin LADY or PERPETUAL HELP CHURCH 138 Masses Saturday and 8 and 11 Sunday Monday through Friday Masses 6 Wed 8 PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 1147 S Walnut 6200618 Worship and am Sunday School am Pastor David Schulte RESURRECTION BAPTIST CHURCH 909 FM SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH 273 Merriweather St Sunday Sunday Service1 Sunday Pastor William Kaberle ST JOHNS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 312 S GuentherAve Holy Eucharist Rite One Sunday School Holy Eucharist Rite Two ST JOSEPHS ANGLICAN CHURCH 446 N Seguin Sun 8 Holy Communion 11 3rd Sundays Holy Communion 2nd 4th Sundays Morning Prayer Church School Sundays ST PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH Cross and Santa Clara Streets Sunday worship 8 broadcast on KNBT radio FM Sunday school STS PETER AND PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH 386 N Castell 6254531 Monsignor Eugene OCallaghan Mass Sat 5 Sun 8 SOLMERS or THE LORD JESUS CHRST A prophetic spiritfilled healing church 1291 E Common Sunday School Sunday worship Wednesday bible study Thursday prayer meeting Pastor Rozi Pozos B Th 6069187 TREE or LDE FELLOWSHIP 652 N Loop 337 Sunday services including childrens church at and and 7 Ladies Bible study 10 Wednesday Pastors Bible study and Youth Meeting 7 Wednesday THE UNITARIAN UNTVERSAUSTS or COMAL COUNTY Meet on Wednesday at the Faith United Church of Christ 970 N Loop 337 at pm 6294262 Public invited UNTFY CHURCH NEW BRAUNFELS Church of Daily Word Minister Rev Parti Brooks Krumnow Sunday Service 11 at the Senior Citizens Center 655 Landa St DialAPray 6089515 Information 6254642 VICTORY TEMPLE CHURCH 135 Deborah New Braunfels 6081300 Interdenominational Pentecostal Sunday worship and Sunday School 10 and 6 Wed BRACKEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 20377 FM 2252 Sunday school Church services and UMYF Sunday 5 CHURCH OF CHRIST FM 3159 and Bible class Sunday worship 11 and 6 Wednesday service 7 ST ANDREW LUTHERAN CHURCH 7420 FM mi E of Startzville Sun Service 8 Church School Worship Holy Communion 1st 3rd Sundays Nursery provided 9 ST FRANCS BY THE LAKE Episcopal Church FM 306 at Spring Mountain Drive Canyon Lake 9643820 Sunday Holy Eucharist 8 and Sunday School for adults and children Wednesday Bible Study and Holy Eucharist The Rev John D Badders Rector UNTTY CENTER or PRACTICAL CHRISTIANITY IN SAN MARCOS 16870 No State Hwy 123 5 miles from 204 towards San Marcos TX 78666 Sunday Bible class 11 Worship Tuesday 11 Prayer Service DIALAPRAYER Sondra Von Gyllenband spiritual leader Call for weekly class schedule VISIT THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE THIS SUNDAY State Farm Insurance Companies Jeff Goldsmith 6257775 389 S Seguin Dclorcs Smith Owner uOLDEN EAGLE PRINTING Complete Line of Printing 830 6294352 8631 1H 35 W New Braunfels TX 78130 Walnut Business Center RLD CAR 6091000 Solms Exit 183 New Braunfels Canvas Shoppe Custom Canvas Work 6095000 IH35 Schwab Rd Party Package Every Day Buffet We Deliver Ave at IH35 Walnut Square TRICOUNTY OFFICE EQUIPMENT Sale jServiceRentals Lease Typewriters Calculators Cash Registers Computers Copiers Supplies Printing Furniture JAMES OLSEN 8306095023 545 N Walnut New Bruunfels TX 78130 Fiberglass Work Domestic Foreign 1 Insurance Claims Welcome BECKER MOTORS 6063463 547 S Seguin FERGUSON HERMES INSURANCE AGENCY SINCE 1932 6254500 399 W San Antonio Mill Store Plaza 6253203 EdwardJones Mary Cunningham Investment Representative 1551 N 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