Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Eight Days of Spiritua Feasting, Gospel Meeting

We are feeling full in our hearts! The feast of spiritual food has been greaten. We have enjoyed having Darrell Decker as our guest from the congregation where Reg & Linda and Vern & I attend. He spoke Monday night, and we had right at 40 there. Then he will speak again tonight, Wednesday. Vern and Reg will get him back, via airplane out of Phoenix, to his family in Albany. They are missing him.

Jim Miller and his wife, Teresa, are staying at the church's lot, and he spoke Sunday at 2 and is again on Fri and Sat. nights. Gerald Molzahn is speaking in Victor Rodriguez's place on Thur. and Wendell has Sundays and spoke Tues. night also. Different styles of presenting. but taken out of the same Holy Bible.

The weather turned off really warm for January. Has been over 80 and we are fanning ourselves, but is so good for this meeting, and the QIA POWWOW SHOW, and all the other million vendors, etc. This place is hopping busy!

Vern and I just set and grin because this is soooooo good soul-food!
More later

Sunday, January 2, 2011

We have had a great two months of worshipping and fellowshipping and planning for our first annual (we hope) Gospel Meeting. It will be held January 16-23rd, and is suppose to have 4 guest speakers, but just found out today Victor Rodriguez, of Wenden, AZ will not be able to participate. He is scheduled to go to Sunset Lecturships and didn't realize the conflict in times. Oh well, it will work out.
We have had lovely warm blue-sky weather, until about a week ago...Burr! it has frozen the last 4 nights. Days are cooler also. This is a result of that cold streak coming down from the N.W. area. (why do you think we're here!)

Two couples from this congregation bought seventy new chairs for us They are burgundy in color, have a rack under them for Bibles/or songbooks, and they have a comfy four inch pad. We all told Wendell that he could talk longer now, but he hasn't taken us up on it yet.

A group of us had Christmas dinner together, played some table games, and had great Blue-Grass Pickin' too. Then we did the same thing for New Year's Eve, but we didn't start until 7:00 so that we could last until after midnight. Only half of us stayed until then. We beat on pots and pans outside, but didn't hear anyone else. Think everyone went to bed early.

We have had more people at an earlier time than most years, so that is encouraging to us.

Hazel and Paul Swangel, long time dear members who live in Iowa, had to make an emergency
return to the ice, cold and snow of Iowa because their youngest daughter, Laura, is seriously ill in ICU with pneumonia and the affects of her body trying to shut down. She is hanging on, but the doctors are cautious with offering much encouragement. She appears to be showing some tiny bits of improvements. Many are praying for her.