Back Home Again
We started our Sunday at the Smith Street Church of Christ. I showed the adult class slides of our work down here. I spoke during the morning worship hour, and followed that up with a wonderful fellowship meal with the church family there. There was a great deal of interest in the work on the Coast, especially since several members have been down to help already. To the right are some of the brothers who have been down more than once. Most every church in town chose not to meet because of the weather. In the parking lot after worship we met a man who was looking for a church to worship with. Since he had missed our worship hour, he did agree to come in and eat with us. He saw more pictures of the work on the Coast and told us he was a construction worker and would like to come down to help! Amen! Isn't God amazing! The Smith Street Building (left) was nice ... but the people who we met there were outstanding Christian brothers and sisters! We felt so blessed to be a part of their assembly that day.
We rested Sunday afternoon (really recovered from eating too much). The weather was more foreboding Sunday night since it sleeted all afternoon, but several brave souls came out to hear the report at the Parkway Church of Christ. Some even came from Smith Street to hear it a second time! To the Right is a picture of part of the Parkway building ... I didn't get a great shot of the whole thing! They also have a beautiful facility, but the people are what make Parkway a special place! It was a good night and I appreciated those who came to hear about our Coast ministry. We spent a long time visiting at the Cecil and Patti May home after services. Patti's caramel pie was a great way to end a long day! Cecil and Patti have been friends of ours for many years. We are so thankful for their hospitality and the concern they have for our family. This morning we got up and headed home ... a nine hour drive. We arrived just after services began at Central tonight. We are having three "Good News Nights" with Danny Dodd. He did his usual great job tonight. Students from Magnolia Bible College are here to distribute invitations to the night services. Also we have new people here from Missouri and some returning from Georgia. It was good to see everyone and it's going to be good to have a night's sleep in my own bed! Good night!
Hey, it's good to be back home again. Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend.Yes, and hey, it's good to be back home again. -- John Denver