Last week our family was blessed by participating in the missions celebration at First Baptist Church Waynesville. It was a great time getting to know the congregation there and meeting other missionaries. Thursday night we kicked off the celebration with getting to hear from a couple that works out of Xenia, OH with Athletes in Action. Friday night we were invited to share in a home of one of the memebers from FBC. Thank you Mike and Sherri for being so gracious to our family. We had a wonderful time! Saturday afternoon we had fun at Hidden Valley with the other missionaries and then lunch after at Der Dutchman. We spent that time hearing about the other missonaries' ministries and the awesome way God is using them. That evening we were back at the church to share more with the congregation and to take part in the ice cream social. Needless to say the children enjoyed that part of the conference immensley:) Sunday was spent with the missionaries sharing in Sunday Schools and church service. Thank you to the youth group for hosting and putting up with us. Mike and Naiomi who have a cowboy ministry in Arizona shared. Mike preached the message and they both sang together. Sunday evening we closed with Q&A and prayer time.
To the many who gathered around us and prayed for our family, we thank you all for your sincere prayers and support that you gave us. We pray that we inspired and encouraged you as much as you did us. Thank you Dennis and Juli for all your hard work in planning and organizing this celebration. I pray that the Lord blesses you with seeing a church that catches the vision the Lord has given you!! We encourage you and all of FBC Waynesville to continue to reach out to your Jerusalem, Judea, and the ends of the earth!!