I can’t believe that we are already seeing the beginning of fall with back to school, supermarket chains advertising winter clothing, end of preseason football and the corn fields beginning to turn. What a beautiful summer it has been! Some things we have been up to this past month:
- Both Patty and I went on visitations to those visiting the church which so far has been a great success. It not only shows we care but we are able to answer questions about our church.
- Youth field day to Valley Fair Theme Park. It was entertaining to witness our youth push the limits on almost all the thrill rides. My stomach turned just watching them 😊. We too enjoyed our last outing with Pastor Curtis who was just as adventurous as they were. Thanks to the parents who helped chaperone the group.
- Church Camping outing at Lake Auburn with our church family was a huge success. Being dragged across the lake on an inner tube was my highlight and not to mention horsing around with the pastor was amusing. Much fun and fellowship was had by all and we would like to thank the Schiefelbein’s for the use of their boat. Mike, you were a great sport!
- Church Prayer: We continue to improve our prayer time at Minnetrista Baptist Church through a focused prayer on Sunday mornings with church members covering the Pastor and service in prayer before Sunday School, during our group Sunday School class, before service, during service and end of service in dismissal. Prayer continues to be the driving force in growing our relationship with the Lord. We need to be devout and faithful on lifting up our family, friends, church body, missionaries and country. Both corporate and personal prayer is our avenue of communication with the Lord. The bible says “Pray without ceasing” as was modeled by our Lord Jesus!!