Sunday, October 5, 2008

Our week

Looking at our tour schedule, we realized that we are in one of the busiest times of all. This past week we had services every night but last night. We are certainly busy, but are enjoying our time in the States and are so thankful for how God's helping and protecting us and for how generous and kind everyone has been to us. Our shares are coming in well and the love offerings have been wonderful! A special thank you to all of these churches and pastors listed.

On Monday night, we shared our ministry with Pastor John Whitaker and family and the Evangelical Wesleyan Tabernacle in Hanover, PA. We had a wonderful time meeting new friends and spending some time with the Whitakers.
On Tuesday night, we ministered in McDonald, PA at the Bible Methodist Church pastored by Pastor David Hamer and his wife. It was a special time for us because we had the wonderful privilege to be with many of Marc's family - the Sankey side. Uncle Arden and Aunt Betty (Sankey) McCartney provided us beautiful lodging and meals - thank you! We got to see Uncle David Sankey and his wife Cindy as well as Uncle Bill and Aunt Rosalie Sankey. We enjoyed seeing Marc's cousin, Maureen and her family as well. Here's a few photos of our time together.

On Wednesday night, we enjoyed our service at the Salem Bible Meth. Church with Pastor Duane Quesenberry and his family - dear friends of ours. Thank you for the great pizza after church, Duane and Valorie and family! We so much enjoyed reminiscing about GBS days and our kids had a great time with yours.

Thursday night found us at the Beach City Bible Methodist Church with Pastor Rob Cravens and family. We had a wonderful service with a great share support response and generous offering. It was great to be reacquainted with some old friends again. Again a special privilege was mine to be with 2 of my sisters (Missy and Mandy) and their families and other members of my extended family.

Then Friday night we had a service in Toronto Ohio at the Bible Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Shiery and people.

This morning we shared our ministry with Pastor Bill Blair and family and the Zanesville Bible Methodist Church. Marc and I had never visited this church before so this was a special treat. It was great to be with friends, Chris and Julie Millard and boys again. We pastored them in Franklin, OH and our boys are great friends!

Today is their son, Daniel's birthday - he's 11. Happy Birthday, Daniel! Glad we got to spend it with you.

So that's our week. Wow, I'm tired again just telling about it. Thanks for all your comments - I love reading them!


Nancy said...

As always, I enjoyed all your pictures. thanks for taking the time to post them. my parents really enjoyed your service and seeeing you all. WoW! You must be getting so tired of all the time spent on the road! Try to make some time to rest and take it easy! :)

Springer Family said...

I can't imagine keeping your schedule! Only about 2 months til we see you...have fun and enjoy the time with your family.

Nancy said...

It was so great to see you again. We enjoyed your service immensely. Safe travels to you.

Holdens said...

You guys are incredible!! May God give you the strength and rest that you need and deserve!