The Cook Family: Matt, Dana, Darby (14), Quinn (12) and Ainsley (6) are from Canadian, Texas. Canadian is a small, rural community in the northern part of the state where cowboys on horseback are still common. Matt is a minister and Dana is a secretary. Their 3 children are students busy with school and sports.
In 2011, Matt and Dana visited Peine and loved the people and their city. Through their connection with people there, they welcomed Lena Kühne, a Peine high school student, into their family while she attended school at Canadian High School in 2012-2013. The Cooks are very excited about their upcoming visit to Peine to see old friends and make many new ones.