Hi everyone, I returned to PR just last night after a brief furlough of nearly two weeks. Time passed quickly. It was great to see my brother and sister and their mates in TN as well as a few friends in IN and IL. Yet, I was ready to return to put my hand to the plow again so to speak and, of course, be with Mary. She stayed behind because of her job.
|My brother, David and his wife, Cindy|
This trip took me to Indiana and Illinois to visit three churches that have been behind our ministry for nearly as long as we have been in PR...45+ years. Frequently, as I consider their commitment and faithfulness, I give thanks to God over and over. Each church, Cincinnati Christian Church, Bloomfield IN, First Christian Church, Carterville, IL and First Christian Church, Anna IL certainly made me feel welcome and showed genuine interest in what we had been doing for the past few years.
|My sister, Nancy and brother-in-law, John|
As I prepared to return to PR I considered what remains to be done in 2019. A youth retreat is right around the corner, benevolence projects remain to be completed, Christmas events are quickly approaching, Women’s Society events as well as Community Outreach projects are looming as well. And, a ministry fair to kick off 2020 is soon to be held the end of November.
Looking back very briefly, our Community Outreach ministry helped clean out a home for an elderly woman incapacitated by age and mental failure. Grandparents' Day, September 8th was a festive occasion. A couple of weeks later the youth were in charge of the Sunday worship service. They did a great job. And finally, this Sunday is Pastors’ recognition Sunday.
Until next time! God bless each of you.