It was a wonderful Mother’s Day as I had the privilege of dropping in at the home church to worship with Pastor David Treloar and the Lakeshore church family. Pastor David preached a good message, as he always does. He is in a series on the Home entitled “Housework.” This week was on the Office; he spoke on finances, giving some good Biblical foundation and sharing John Wesley’s three principles on money – “Earn all you can, Save all you can, Give all you can.” I also had the opportunity to hear Jeff Lennberg for the first time leading worship at Lakeshore. Jeff and his family have felt led to begin ministry preparation with the Wesleyan church and to begin worshipping and working with Lakeshore. He does a good job and it was a delight to visit with he and his family.
A special treat for us was to have our son and his family here. Brent, Laura and Jackson stopped in on their way to Indiana where Brent is taking his last master’s class at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Congratulations to Pastor Russell and Margaret Wooten! They have welcomed their 18th grandchild, Judah Reagan Clipner, into the world this past week. Mom and Dad (their daughter and son-in-law Kenny & Michelle), and all five brothers and sisters are doing great. Grandma and Grandpa Wooten are pretty excited, too.
The Knoxes and Eckhardts had a special time of retreat in Matagalpa recently. The Knox family will be returning to the United States next month for a year of travel and connecting with churches and supporters.
The work team from Sheridan, WY was a huge blessing to the construction project at Mount Horeb. The project is about 50% complete. Mount Horeb is the location of one of three schools we have in Nicaragua and there is a church there as well. Three people from the Mount Horeb church were baptized last weekend
The newly planted church at Matagalpa in northern Nicaragua has been given the use of a house to hold services. This is a huge praise because the rainy season starts soon and they have been meeting on top of a ridge in the great outdoors. There were over 80 people there in attendance last week.
Please pray for:
Sand Lake and Northern Lakes Churches in the pastoral search process.
General Conference and District Conference in June.
The summer camps (two Children’s, Middle School and Senior High).
Mary Coolidge, who remains in the hospital in Superior.
Debbie Hoover, Projects Director of World Hope, and wife of Chesapeake Dist. Supt.
Stan Hoover (and also Dan and Reenie’s sister-in-law) who will be having surgery on Friday.
Shelley Berry, wife of South Coastal Dist. Supt. Dan Berry as she continues to recover from the serious automobile accident. You can read of her progress and specific requests at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/danshelleyberry.
14 Nicaraguan Partnership Committee
17 DBMD Meeting
18 Woodland Visit
28 Church Planting Strategic Planning
Summer Camps & Conferences
7-11 General Conference
9-13 North & South Kids Camps
15-20 Middle School Camp 26-27 District Conference
29—July 4 Senior High Camp