Sunday, 14 February 2010

Off To Vancouver


Great week!! We had 13 for the Sweethearts Banquet and everyone had a good time of food and fellowship. Sunday was a good day. We had 11 in the AM and 19 PM. Ben is a bit poorly so he was out of services today.

Kent leaves tomorrow for Vancouver so the updates may be a little sparse.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Is It February Already????


Man, how time flies. Just yesterday it was New Years Day and now we are already up to Valentines Day. We had good services on Sunday. There were 13 in the AM and 12 in the PM. It has been a blessing to see some consistency in the numbers. Having people become more faithful is helpful in teaching doctrine. When people jump in and out of church they tend to miss important points that tie the package together.
Friday we are having a sweetheart banquet with the church folks. We have reservations for 6 couples and the Gossmeyer children have been volunteered as the wait staff. Sunday is Valentines Day as well as Chinese New Year (just so you know). Monday, Kent travels to London and on Tuesday, flies out to Vancouver. Tuesday is also Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday (just so you know).

Monday, 1 February 2010

5th Sunday Fellowship


One of the Baptist distinctives is the abundance of food fellowships. In our efforts to plant a Baptist church in England we have introduced the concept to the folks here. Every month that there is a 5th Sunday, we stay after and have a meal together and a time of fellowship. We have had a varied response in the past but try to bring enough food in case 30 show up some day. A number of the people who attend now have not been around for a fellowship and were not sure about the whole concept. We had 14 for services and 14 for dinner. The consensus was this is a great idea. People had time to get to know each other better and were asking when the next month with 5 Sundays is.