Oh, falling leaves, acid smell from the ground, trees turning lovely colors...it's my favorite time of the year! Autumn. We begin putting items aside that we want to take with us on our Snowbirding trip to Quartzsite: this pile for the church buildings or property, this pile for our place. We just transport things from there to OR and other things from OR to AZ. Kind of funny.
Vern just got back from spending a wonderful time in the deep mountains with our two boys. He is just a tiny bit cranky at having to come back to REALITY. But, this is reality: farm fences not hot today, air out of a tractor tire, dog's been to the vet and costing more money, things to attend to at Albany church that occurred during his absence, a big bill for fixing a small thing on the car. You know, just the normal.
The Quartzsite church of Christ has not gained financially during the summer. Perhaps some of us mean to make up our pledges when we get back. "Life" can also cause a drop in the donations. We've made a big commitment and had a great first year of donations. I have been looking at someway of making some extra money that we can give. Our children, g.children, Albany church, missionaries, etc. have needed a lot of help lately, as probably most of you are experiencing the same thing. This will be a test of our faith in God's word, when he says, "Bring in the whle tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this, says the Lord of hosts, "if I will not open for you in the windows of heaven, and pour out for you a blessing until there is no more need."Malachi 3:10.
Linda Herrings son had his double lung transplant and is doing well. She has been in Tucson for a month, and should be coming home this week. Think Reg might be tired of bachelor life.
Our contacts with the body of Christ which meets in Quartzsite has not been very good lately. Our summer-from June 7-to Aug.28-was spend with a five year old grandson at our house most every day and some nights. Our accomplishments were great though: "we" went from a beginner 'white belt' to an orange belt in Karate for Kids, "we" got a medal for our first year of T-Ball, and "we" learned to swim without a life jacket on, even jumping into the deep end of the pool! "We" also learned to cut with scissors, and immediately trimmed a doll's hair! "We learned to write our name: Conagher. It's not an easy name to write. When I wrote it hurriedly one time, he pointed out that I had left out the "g."
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We love you all and are looking forward to another successful year working in God's little kingdom at Quartzsite.